Nurse- Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
Western Montana Mental Health Center Missoula, MT
- Expired: January 12, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
WHY WORK FOR WMMHC?
Western Montana Mental Health Center is Montana's largest community mental health center with a mission-driven purpose of serving our communities. We serve well over 15,000 clients per year with almost 600 staff in 16 counties. We offer a broad continuum of care from community-based services to outpatient services to inpatient addiction recovery services. We believe in supporting our staff members in their work/life balance by providing flexible and personalized use of PTO. Western operates as a not-for-profit, public purpose corporation (501) (c)(3).
Generous PTO – Full-time employees eligible upon hire to accrue PTO
Low Cost Health Insurance with three available health plans
HSA Match for qualifying plans and full-time employees
Payroll Stipend in lieu of medical and HSA contribution for qualifying employees
Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles
This member of the PACT multidisciplinary team is responsible for conducting assessments of client needs in the area of
psychiatric and physical health and making appropriate referrals in the community to other health care providers. Provide management and administration of medication in conjunction with the prescriber. Provide a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff. On-call rotation for Crisis Stabilization with stipend.
- Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for an assigned group of clients. This will include but may not be limited to assisting the client with many areas of the client’s life such as activities of daily living, relationships and social life, substance use and abuse, housing, assuring basic needs are met, linking
client to community resources, helping client navigate legal issues. Provide benefits counseling (e.g., Supplemental Security Income [SSI]. Veterans’ benefits); requires commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and disabling mental illness
- Provide practical help and support, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individual 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; financial support such as entitlements (e.g., SSI, SSDI, and veterans’ benefits) or housing subsidies (e.g., HUD Section 8); supported housing (e.g., adult foster care, paid roommates, meals brought in for those who
need it); money-management services 9e.g., payee ships); and transportation.
- Involvement in the assessment and treatment planning process. Will assume primary responsibility in treatment planning process for clients that are assigned as case
management. Will assume a secondary role in the treatment planning process in the role of the PACT nurse and will be responsible for carrying out duties of the nurse in certain areas of the treatment plan. Will assure that assessment is completed for clients.
- Perform shift management in coordination with PACT Team leader and APRN/Psychiatrist.
- Provide on-call crisis intervention covering rotating nighttime and weekend hours
- Document client progress to maintain records of the client activity according to established methods and procedures and maintain client and employee confidentiality
- Participate in daily staff meetings, treatment planning reviews, and other meeting that may be scheduled by Team Leader.
- Under the direction of the team APRN and in collaboration with other PACT nurses develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and
medical treatment and medications policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications
prescribed by the team prescriber. Will collaborate with other nurses on the team to organize and manage the system of getting medication to the
clients and assuring this is completed in a timely fashion. Manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.
- Assist in scheduling and coordinating client care as it relates to the physical health of all clients on the PACT team.
- Collaborate with other providers on the PACT team to assure the clients are working toward goals that are stated on treatment plan.
- Additional duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Master’s, Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in nursing, must be licensed as a LPN or RN
- One year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting
- Licensed as a LPN or RN
Associate’s degree in nursing; licensed as a LPN or RN
one years’ experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting
Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention), CPR, and First Aid training required
Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment
Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies
Montana driver’s license with good driving record