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Registered Nurse-Community Action Team

Company: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARYThis member of the Community Action Team (CAT) is responsible for conducting psychiatric nursing assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; and providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe psychiatric nurse must be licensed to practice professional nursing in accordance with Chapter 464, F.S. Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with 6 points or less in the last 5 years.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMust be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement.Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management Techniques without limitations.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS1.0 Provides case management for an assigned group of members; providing individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as members' needs change, educating and supporting members' families1.1 Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.1.2 Document the youth and family's progress to maintain a permanent record of activity according to established methods and procedures.1.3 Notify Primary Care Physicians of youth's admission to the CAT Team and informing them that CAT psychiatrist/ARNP will now be prescribing all psychotropic medication for the youth.1.4 Participate in treatment team meetings and provide feedback to the team regarding medical concerns and communicate information regarding medication concerns to psychiatrist.1.5 Communicate with medical providers should youth have a complex medical condition (diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, etc.).1.6 Complete prior authorizations for prescribed medications.1.7 Order labs when instructed by psychiatrist and communicate results to CAT psychiatrist as well as PCP.1.8 Collect and document vital signs when youth see psychiatrist.2.0 Provides ongoing assessment of members' mental illness symptoms and members' response to treatment. Makes appropriate changes in treatment plan to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which put members at risk2.1 Provide education regarding medications to youth and families including expected efficacy, interactions, and side effects.2.2 Accept phone calls from families who have questions or concerns regarding mediations and communicate with psychiatrist.2.3 Communicate with pharmacies regarding authorizations/refill requests/availability of medications; when necessary, assist families in setting up mediation boxes, organizing medication, and proper disposal of discontinued medication.2.4 Answer questions regarding physical health of youth and make appropriate referrals.2.5 Monitor any changes/abnormalities and notifies psychiatrist and PCP of any areas of concern.2.6 Facilitate prescription refills2.7 Upon discharge from CAT services, communicate with PCP and ongoing treatment providers regarding current medications to ensure continuity of care.2.8 Complete necessary paperwork for youth to receive medication at school and communicate with school nursing staff regarding any changes.2.9 When necessary, coordinate the delivery of medication to youth's homes/schools.3.0 Assist with transporting youth or family to medical appointments, court hearings, or other related activities outlined in the Plan of Care.3.1 Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Agency transportation policy and procedures.3.2 Maintains current driver's license, with less than 3 points on record3.3 Automobile insurance is maintained at 100% of the time.3.4 Has access to a functioning vehicle 100% of the time.3.5 Has completed NHTC required paperwork road test to use Agency vehicle4.0 Performs other duties as requested.4.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.

Keywords: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc., Fort Pierce , Registered Nurse-Community Action Team, Healthcare , Fort Pierce, Florida

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