Registered Nurse/Service Coordinator

Pathways to Housing PA, Housing First services

Position Summary: 

The Registered Nurse/Service Coordinator is an integral part of the non-fidelity Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, who provides flexible, community based services designed to promote stability, recovery and community integration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and substance use disorder.

Responsibilities are implemented within the framework of agency policy, professional ethics, legal scope of practice and regulatory guidelines. The starting salary is $70,000 annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with ACT team members to coordinate client health services.
  • Perform Health Assessments.
  • Maintain a schedule for client prescriptions.
  • Update Medication Administration Records and in Credible electronic record.
  • Monitor client vital signs, glucose, side effects of medications, etc. and report findings as required.
  • Provide continuous client education re: mental illness, medication, and health issues.
  • Work with team and client in developing/following the optimal treatment/service plan.
  • Collaborate with psychiatrists and other staff nurses in developing/delivering health, nutrition & fitness initiatives.
  • Engage identified clients in medical services, on-site and in the community.
  • Provide health related in-service training and education for staff.
  • Serve as a health care resource to clients, families, staff and significant others.
  • Participate in facilitating crisis interventions, referrals and hospitalizations as appropriate.
  • Communicate with community medical and hospital staff re: optimal treatment/discharge.
  • Document all services provided in compliance with regulations.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Licensed as Registered Nurse by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  BSN required.
  • At least one year of experience/training in community based services.
  • At least one year of experience working with persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion and sensitivity in working with persons with disabilities.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including clients and staff in critical and emergency situations.
  • Sensitive to cultural, economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences  
  • Experience dedicated to working with individuals with substance use disorders is a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Community and office environment. Constant interaction with agency clientele. Possible exposure to blood and other biological elements.  Walking, standing and use of extremities is required.

The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.