Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Program Director, and as a member of an inter-disciplinary treatment team, assumes case management responsibilities for assigned caseload of individuals who have mental illness and substance abuse disorder. Renders nursing care as assigned by registered nurse in accordance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing.
Assumes case management responsibility of assigned caseload of individuals.
Assertive engagement and provision of mental health services in the community where consumer lives- up to 80% of weekly work schedule may involve field work.
Continuous responsibility (24/7) for individuals engaged in the CB ACT or BUCSC ACT program.
Assists individuals in assigned caseload to see the relationship between their substance abuse and their problems in living, the process of motivating the client to accept abstinence-oriented treatment.
Crisis assessment and intervention.
Symptom assessment, management, and supportive counseling
Assist consumers to obtain the basic necessities of life.
Provide assistance to consumers in structuring and performing basic daily activities.
Assists consumer in the development and support of social activities and relationships.
Assists consumer in accessing substance abuse treatment.
Acts as liaison to the Criminal Justice system on behalf of consumer.
Provides support to the program participants’ families and significant others.
Provides intensive housing supports.
Maintains accurate and timely case records, including but not limited to: weekly progress notes, quarterly service plan reviews, assessments and medical records.
Provides and/or arranges for emergency medical care.
Assesses consumers’ health condition on a daily basis.
Effectively communicates consumers’ changing needs and plan of care among team members.
Reports consumer needs, problems, and observations regarding consumer’s health to the registered nurse and/or physician.
Assist in the formulation of a nursing diagnosis and treatment plan recommendations, including short-term and long-term goals as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
Records observations and actions.
Conducts or assists other team members in providing informational and educational discussions and materials with consumers on topics such as: the effects of medication, coping skills, assertiveness training, sexuality, etc.
May conduct basic first aid training for consumers.
Provides information concerning health referrals to consumers such as: health resources in the community, etc.
Participates in staff development activities and programs
Maintains current first aid and CPR certification.
Perform other related job duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Must possess valid NYS license as Licensed Practical Nurse and current NYS registration, plus at least one year of experience providing services to individuals with serious mental illness.