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ACT Registered Nurse

PATH People Acting To Help, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

ABOUT PATH INC.

PATH (People Acting to Help) Inc. is a comprehensive Community Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Center. We offer a wide of array of services and supports to meet the needs of our community in Northeast Philadelphia. PATH regularly achieves the highest levels of accreditation including a 5 Star Provider Rating by CBH, Philadelphia’s Managed Care Entity, and recognition and awards related to our high-quality, innovative programs and staff accomplishments and contributions.

Our Mission? To Help Individuals Achieve a More Independent and Fulfilling Life.

WHY WORK AT PATH?

PATH understands the importance of having benefits, and so a comprehensive package is offered to our employees including:

A company sponsored 403b retirement plan, Health Insurance (Medical Services, Prescriptions, Dental & Vision), Sick Leave, Personal & Vacation Time, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability!

JOB SUMMARY:

To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member. This member of the ACT multidisciplinary team has the responsibility to assess consumer physical health needs; make appropriate referrals to community physicians and integrate care; to provide management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; provide a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and provide crisis intervention.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma, Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nursing that meets the educational requirement for RN licensure.
  • Internships and other supervised practical experience in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Experience working in the behavioral health field preferred.
  • Active RN license to practice in Pennsylvania required.
  • Driver's License required.
  • Must be available or scheduled emergency on-call service and will be required to carry a mobile phone during regularly scheduled working hours and scheduled on-call service. As essential personnel may be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Frequent talking and listening. Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Provide service coordination (case management for an assigned group of consumers) including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team.
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the consumer and the ITT.
  • Educate and support consumers’ families, and advocate for consumers’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, 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., care-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Acts as liaison and consultant with community agencies, inpatient services, and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Perform shift management in coordination according to established policies and procedures.
  • Provide on-call crisis intervention and medical support covering nighttime and weekend hours.
  • Document consumer progress to maintain a permanent record of consumer activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services, with some interventions directed or performed by staff with specialty training and skills, including employment support and substance abuse interventions.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of consumers’ psychiatric and physical health symptoms and consumers’ response to treatment.
  • Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior that put consumers at risk (e.g., suicidality).
  • Provide symptom education to enable consumers to identify their mental illness symptoms.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g., prompts, assignment, monitoring, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living (e.g., personal hygiene, grooming, laundry, nutrition education, meal planning, grocery shopping and food preparation.)
  • Provide practical help and supports, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, training, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living including medical and dental health care; legal and advocacy services, and the like.
  • Teach money-management skills (e.g., budgeting and bill paying) and assist clients in accessing financial services and benefits counseling (e.g., professional financial counseling, emergency loan sources, payee ship services, VA benefits, SSI, SSDI).
  • Help clients to access reliable transportation (e.g., obtain a driver’s license and car, arrange for cabs, access bus line and find rides).
  • Provide nutrition education and assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation to meet physical health needs (ie. Diabetic diet).
  • Assist and support clients to have and effectively use a personal primary care physician, dentist and other medical specialist as required.
  • Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services.
  • Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team, transcribe doctors’ orders and maintain Medication Administration Records according to policies and procedures.
  • Administer, evaluate, and record psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications and side effects.
  • Arrange for required lab work according to protocol.
  • Ensure monitoring for metabolic syndrome according to policy and procedures.
  • Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team, manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.
  • Maintain hazardous waste response kits and documentation of OSHA compliance. Ensure proper disposal of all hazardous waste material.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as they relate to the overall enhancement of program service delivery.

PATH People Acting To Help, Inc.

Address

Philadelphia, PA
19152 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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