Background: The Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Department of Health (DOH) are co-defendants in the Stipulation and Order of Settlement, United States v State of New Your, Civil Action No. 13-0CV-4165 (NGG) O’Toole et al v. Cuomo et al., Civil Action No. 13-CV-4166 (NGG). This settlement requires the state to assist residents of impacted adult homes, who have been identified as “class members” to move out of adult homes into supported apartments if they choose to and are eligible. They will have the assistance of a care manager to ensure any needed wrap around services are in place prior to the move. An assessment determines the care planning needs that the care manager implements as part of the preparation for transition out of the Adult Home.
The Registered Nurse Assessor, in collaboration with the Social Work Assessor and assigned Care Coordinators, will be responsible for working with other team members to streamline the assessment and placement into supported housing, of identified residents of impacted Adult Homes. The Registered Nurse Assessor will have primary responsibility for assessing the physical health needs of the residents— for example Managed Long-term Care services, Certified Home Health Agency services, etc.
This project is expected to last approximately three (3) years .
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
BSN required, MSN preferred
NYS license and valid, current registration as a Registered Professional Nurse. At least 5 years’ experience providing direct services to individuals with mental illness. Must be highly skilled at performing physical health assessments and developing and monitoring appropriate plans of care.