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Registered Nurse 

Category Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)  
Description

Easterseals UCP is a nonprofit service provider with over 20 different service lines. We manage residential group home program, summer camps for children with IDD and autism, find employment for people with mental and psychical disabilities, afterschool programs, adoption and foster services, crisis services, among many others. As an organization, we have been active for over 100 years and are ever growing to continue to serve as many individuals in the community as we can.

One of our service lines is our Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT).

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a full spectrum, long-term, community-based treatment model for adults with severe and persistent mental health needs that have not been adequately treated by more traditional treatment services.

Team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing.

Assertive Community Treatment is an evidence-based, treatment approach that involves a high level of coordinated care and supports men and women to manage their mental health challenges and live independently.

We are looking to grow our teams with talented people and achieve great things together!

Position Summary: The purpose of this position is to assist and support supported individuals of ACTT in the development of skills, behaviors, responsibilities, and supports needed to live, learn, work, and be integrated into the community with the greatest possible degree of self-determination and independence. This person will provide nursing services including administration and monitoring of medication, nursing assessments, and interventions. Under the direction of the team psychiatrist, the nurse will develop, revise, and maintain medication protocols, policies, and procedures. The nurse will record and administer psychotropic medications prescribed by the team psychiatrist. The nurse will evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects.

 
Position Requirements

Qualified candidates:

  • Are licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and posses the clinical skills and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for individuals.
  • Have at least 1-year experience working in a Mental Health field
  • Able to work as a close member of the ACT team which includes a Psychiatrist, Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Nurse, and other professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages the medication system in conjunction with the psychiatrist, administers and documents medication treatment.
  • Screens and monitors the individual for medical problems and side effects.
  • Engages in health promotion, prevention, and education activities.
  • With the individual’s agreement, develops strategies to maximize taking medications as prescribed. (e.g., reviewing home environment to find cues to remind beneficiary to take medications; work with an individual and psychiatric care provider to scale back the number of times medications are taking each day).
  • Communicating and coordinating services with other medical providers.
  • Educating the team in monitoring psychiatric symptoms and medication side-effects.
  • Functions as a practicing clinician on ACT Team
  • Provides structured face-to-face scheduled therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: psychosocial rehabilitative interventions, case coordination, adaptive, communication, personal care, domestic, psychosocial, problem solving, etc. in preventing, overcoming, or managing the recipient's level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.
  • Makes every effort to meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services
  • Maintains documentation as required, including medication administration record (MAR)
  • Assists in preparing documentation for utilization review
  • Assists in training new employees
  • Completes required training within prescribed timeframes
  • Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training
  • Must have general knowledge regarding principles of Assertive Community Treatment and the laws, regulations, and policies that govern Assertive Community Treatment.
  • Must possess and obtain a thorough knowledge of adult psychopathology, psychiatric nursing practices, medications, and community resources.

Supervisory Responsibility:

None

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Registered Nurse  
Division Assertive Community Treatment Team  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location ACTT Statesville  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

HoursPerWk None Specified 


This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://EasterSealsUCP.appone.com



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