Job Summary: General Summary: Provides direct clinical services on an individual, group and family basis in the office and in home and community settings. Teaches behavioral symptom management techniques and promotes personal growth within a recovery framework. Insures adequate coordination with PCP to meet physical health needs of consumer.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department.
Assesses and documents pertinent consumer information.
Provides consumer education demonstrating knowledge of adult psychiatric treatment.
Demonstrates knowledge of co-occurring treatment.
Maintains a clean and safe environment.
Manages pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.
Serves as nurse to assigned consumers. Performs all duties required of nurses in this treatment system.
Documents all activities in the clinical record according to policy using approved forms.
Participates in on-call as directed.
Practices according to evidence-based practices and DBHS Performance Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Documents as posted on DBHS web site.
Practices according to the recovery model and Arnold v. Sarn principles; knows and practices engagement skills including motivational interviewing; and assists consumers to define and achieve their own recovery goals.
Identifies potential barriers to quality care and opportunities for improvement and reports them to Lead Nurse.
Participates in UM and QI activities as required.
Follows all policies and procedures.
Perform specialized duties as required by special clinical situations or treatment populations consistent with license and scope of practice.
Education: Graduate from an accredited Nursing program with licensure by the Arizona Board of Nursing as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Licensures: Registered Professional Nurse.
Relevant Work Experience: One year prior psychiatric or behavioral health experience with adults with serious mental illnesses or children or adolescents with serious emotional disturbances or developmentally disabled. Community based experience preferred.