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Registered Nurse RN, Mental Health

Family & Children's Services Tulsa, OK

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 

  • Premium Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits with Zero Cost Options!
  • Retirement Savings Program with 6% Employer Match
  • Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • 25 Paid Days Off 1st year!

POPULATION SERVED:  ACT Teams provide intensive, community-based services to individuals with severe mental illness.  Individuals served by ACT Teams often have complex mental health needs, including acute psychosis, histories of complex trauma, and co-occurring substance use disorders.  As such, these individuals experience very high behavioral health and physical health risks, which have not been successfully addressed by traditional forms of outpatient treatment.  The primary function of ACT Teams is to help reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations, by providing individuals the resources essential to thrive and maintain independence in their natural environment.

POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the core ACT principles and ensure clinical practices reflect a high standard of model fidelity.
  • Attend and participate in daily organizational meetings and weekly treatment team meetings with multi-disciplinary team, utilizing a team approach in working with ACT clients.
  • Provide routine medication delivery and support to clients in community, including long acting injectable anti-psychotics.  Records of injectable medications are maintained and routinely monitored by the nursing team.
  • Provide medical support to ACT psychiatrist, through lab monitoring.  When appropriate and within scope of practice, lab samples are collected in the community for processing.  When lab samples cannot be collected in the community, nursing staff will assist in transporting clients to a physical lab for collection.
  • Monitor clients for signs and symptoms of acute illness and long-term chronic disease.  Includes routine assessment of vital signs and key health metrics, which will be collected and entered into FCS electronic health record.
  • Utilize data driven resources to provide feedback to the interdisciplinary team and offer clinical recommendations as appropriate.  Includes monitoring of Health Information Exchanges, internal reports, and external health records.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles, including general wellness education and information specific to chronic medical conditions.  Assist clients with preventive screenings, to help with early detection of more severe disease states and when indicated connect with appropriate treatment providers.
  • Have good working knowledge of community resources for basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing.  Refer and link ACT clients as needed.
  • Provide clients with psychosocial rehabilitation services to help support successful functioning in the community, including the areas of ADL's, recreation, education, employment, and family functioning.
  • Assist interdisciplinary team with the completion of ACT initial comprehensive assessments and ongoing clinical assessments as indicated.
  • Provide assessment for high-risk clients and when appropriate follow agency-established protocols for ensuring client safety.
  • Be available to respond to crises in the community, utilizing agency protocols for crisis diversion.  May include completion of Third Party Affidavits and coordination with law enforcement to ensure client safety.
  • Be available to work non-traditional hours, which may include evenings, weekends, Holidays, and on-call overnight (varies by team).
  • Utilize agency issued cell phone during work hours for ACT work.  Staff are expected to be responsive to cell calls and agency approved electronic communication, when scheduled to work.  This may include overnight for on-call shifts (varies by team).
  • Have reliable transportation and be willing to utilize personal vehicle for community-based work, which may include transporting clients when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate comfort and flexibility while working with clients in difficult life circumstances, which may include individuals, who are homeless or living in substandard conditions.
  • Coordinate with community partners to ensure continuity of care and advocate for client needs.  Example of community partners include: housing providers, inpatient hospital staff, shelter staff, and law enforcement.
  • Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness. Skills to establish supportive, trusting relationships and respect for client preferences in treatment are essential.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The Psychiatric Nurse in ACT Programs must licensed as a Registered Nurse and should have at least one year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting.  Strong candidates with a passion for helping individuals with severe mental illness will also be considered.  In addition to RN license, candidates may be required to attend case management training within first 60 days of employment.   Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record; use of personal automobile will be required for travel to locations outside of primary office.

DRUG FREE WORK PLACE:  This job is classified as a “safety-sensitive” position as defined by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not exclude any applicant; however, all employees are subject to the Family & Children’s Services Drug Free Workplace Policy.

 

Required Education

Associates or better in Nursing.

 

Required Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse (RN)

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Family & Children’s Services, in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
heals hurting and abused children, strengthens families and provides hope and a path to recovery for those battling mental illness and addiction.

Family & Children's Services

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Family & Children’s Services, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, heals hurting and abused children, strengthens families and provides hope and a path to recovery for those battling mental illness and addiction.

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