Registered Nurse/Service Coordinator

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 abuse substances.

Responsibilities are implemented within the framework of agency policy, professional ethics, legal scope of practice and regulatory guidelines.

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 abuse/addiction is a plus.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

 

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.

 

How to Apply: 

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to hr@pathwaystohousingpa.org. Please indicate the position in your email's subject line.

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