Job Purpose: The primary responsibilities of the Assertive Community Treatment Team Registered Nurse are to
assist and support individuals who are served in the development of skills, behaviors, responsibilities, and supports
needed to live, learn, work and be integrated into the community with the greatest possible degree of selfdetermination
and independence. This person will provide nursing services including administration and
monitoring of medication, nursing assessments and interventions.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Deliver nursing services, case management services, and supportive counseling to the individuals served by the
Assertive Community Treatment Team.
2. Provide medication monitoring, medication administration, medication education.
3. Review laboratory values and report to team psychiatrist.
4. Evaluate physical health and make appropriate referrals t. community physicians
5. Order and monitor medical supplies.
6. Evaluate potential bloodborne pathogen exposure incidents.
7. Link individuals with the Assertive Community Treatment Team psychiatrist.
8. Facilitate training of independent living skills, establish access to community services and agencies, assist
individuals in establishing support networks in the community and assess individual needs on a daily basis.
9. Coordinate services with the program, staff, inpatient facilities, and detoxification facilities and establish linkage
to residential programs, self-help programs and community resources.
10. Review treatment progress and monitor and provide continuous consultation with other Assertive Community
Treatment Team staff and community agencies to ensure the consistent therapeutic management of the
11. Act as liaison with the program after hours staff on a daily basis through exchange of participant information;
briefly detailing the presenting problem and after hours plans for the individuals being served by the Assertive
Community Treatment Team.
12. Meet regularly with the other Assertive Community Treatment Team members to formulate and disseminate
information and be available by telephone.
13. Complete an intake assessment including: medical history, general physical condition, alcohol and drug
histories and current use, educational issues, family structure and relationships, vocational history and goals, legal
history and issues, psychiatric history (including, onset, course, effect of illness, treatment history, medication
history risk behaviors).
14. Ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status which
may put individual at risk.
15. Documents participant activities consistent with the service records manual. Write an event note that reflects
participant activities, goals, interventions, and outcomes.
16. Developing service plans and/or person-centered plans as appropriate, and screens referrals in coordination
with the other Assertive Community Treatment Team members.
17. Meet regularly to review the total caseload, problem-solve, develop plans, and determine daily duty
18. Attend and actively participate in meetings and training as required. Maintain certification in all agency, state
and federal training requirements.
19. Demonstrate knowledge of and comply with all agency policies and procedures, as well as service definitions
related to specific program areas.
20. Provide supervision to LPN level staff as needed/required.
21. Driving and travel may be required.
1. Masters or, bachelors, or associate degree in nursing from an accredited school for nursing required.
2. Registered Nurse with a current license to practice, as issued by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, in the State
of North Carolina.
3. Minimum one year of full-time accumulated experience in psychiatric nursing, mental health, developmental
disabilities and substance use disorder in an inpatient or an outpatient setting with the population served.
4. Valid North Carolina Driver License.