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Community Based Mental Health Educator / Registered Nurse 

Category Clinical Services  

Position Summary:

The community mental health nurse is a professional who works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary clinical team to provide specialized support to families and clients who are experiencing mental health challenges, some of which can include anxiety, depression, personality, substance use disorders, and other co-occurring IDD/MH/SU. The community mental health nurse will coordinate medical care services, including client education and population management, and work with an interdisciplinary team to ensure the quality of whole-person health care. Under the direction of the clinical team, the nurse will develop, revise, and maintain medication protocols, policies, and procedures. The nurse will record and administer psychotropic medications as prescribed. The nurse will evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engages in health promotion, prevention, and education activities. (i.e. support collections and documentation of BP, weight, height, smoking status, etc.)
  • Assist with population management and identifying individuals with complex needs and reviewing and monitoring ADT feeds (admission, discharge, transfer).
  • Communicating and coordinating services with other medical providers.
  • Educating the team in monitoring psychiatric symptoms and medication side effects.
  • Provides structured 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.
  • Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participates in staffing. Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:


Non-Essential Job Functions:

Attend mandatory scheduled and regular meetings as needed.


Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachler’s of Science in Nursing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Over three years up to and including five years of experience required.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in State of North Carolina.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Community Based Mental Health Educator / Registered Nurse  
Division Clinical  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Clinical Raleigh  
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, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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