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Licensed Practical Nurse - ACT (CCBHC) 

Description

Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - ACT to affect improvements in the overall health of individuals served by the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team and other adults in the psychiatric clinic by providing professional nursing care, care management & coordination services.

Our company is growing and this position was created to follow the CCBHC model (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic) which provides open access to care for clients through a comprehensive range of mental health & substance use disorder services. The CCBHC model emphasizes 24-hour crisis care, evidence-based practices, care coordination with local primary care/hospital partners & integration with physical health care. For more information on the CCBHC model visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/ccbhc-success-center/ccbhcta-overview/

Essential Job Duties:

  • Engage individuals and families as partners in services and develop positive, hopeful, and trusting relationships.
  • Provide nursing care in the community (i.e. complete nursing assessments, medication education, medication administration, etc… in the client’s home or other identified places in the community).
  • Provides assistance in crisis intervention as needed.  If assesses the situation to be emergent; calls crisis team, 911 and notifies the supervisor, doctor/APRN and others as needed.
  • Acts as a liaison to outside agencies and other providers; including but not limited to primary care providers, to ensure continuity of care, to advocate for clients’ needs and ensures necessary follow-up is completed
  • Provides client and family education, either in groups or individually, including health education, medication education and/or education related to psychiatric illness and techniques/skills for physical/mental health care.
  • Provides other nursing interventions as needed
  • Engage as an active member of the ACT team including acting as the liaison between the treatment team and the medication clinic and regularly attend the ACT team meetings to promote continuity of care for clients served on the team.
  • Manage the emotional distress experienced by clients and their families in avoiding and resolving crises.
  • Recognize and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Help others succeed by demonstrating exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work with persons with severe mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations.  Effectively manage conflict, promote change and growth, and inspire the development of all clients served.
  • Build client relationships, as well as business relationships and strategic partnerships with other agencies and external resources.
  • Complete all documentation and reporting requirements thoroughly and on time.
  • Interact positively with other members of the agency and team, including active participation in supervision activities, team meetings, continuing education, etc.
  • Regularly travel and transport clients and/or families in and around the region and provide direct care and support as needed in the community.
 
Position Requirements

Job Requirements: 

  • Must be licensed in Kansas by the Kansas Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  
  • Familiarity with behavioral health theory, emerging promising practices, and Evidence-Based Practice.
  • Prior experience or knowledge of working with clients with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders) preferred.
  • Prior experience with community-based care preferred
  • Knowledge of medical and non-medical service delivery system.
  • Ability to effectively work with clients who present with significant mental health symptoms and co-occurring disorders
  • Effective communication with members, family and supports, guardians, and service providers.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues, laws and regulations related to the delivery of community based care a plus
  • Ability to establish relationships with individuals and organizations of influence within the social services community, including civic groups, charitable agencies, related government entities, fundraising sources, etc.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours TBD - PLEASE PROVIDE  
Division Wyandot Center  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.
 

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