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Registered Nurse Community Based - ACT $2,000 Sign-On  

Category Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)  

The Nurse is a member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) that includes a Psychiatrist, Licensed Clinician, Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist, Mental Health Nurse, and other professional and paraprofessional staff.  This person is licensed as a nurse (RN, APRN, or LPN) in the State of North Carolina and possesses the clinical skills and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services for individuals.  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.   Nursing staff are responsible for performing the following key roles, with LPNs responsible for tasks within their scope of practice and under the supervision of an ACT team RN: 

Essential Job Functions: 

  1. Manages the medication system in conjunction with the psychiatrist, administers and documents medication treatment. 
  2. Screens and monitors the individual for medical problems and side effects. 
  3. Engages in health promotion, prevention and education activities. 
  4. With 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 individual and psychiatric care provider to scale back the number of times medications are taking each day). 
  5. Communicating and coordinating services with other medical providers. 
  6. Educating the team in monitoring psychiatric symptoms and medication side-effects.  
  7. Functions as a practicing clinician on ACT Team  
  8. 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. 
  9. 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 
  10. Maintains documentation as required, including medication administration record (MAR) 
  11. Assists in preparing documentation for utilization review 
  12. Assists in training new employees 
  13. Completes required training within prescribed timeframes 
  14. Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training 
  15. Must have general knowledge regarding principles of Assertive Community Treatment and the laws, regulations, and policies that govern Assertive Community Treatment.   
  16. Must possess and obtain a thorough knowledge of adult psychopathology, psychiatric nursing practices, medications, and community resources.   
  17. Other duties as assigned 


Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must hold an active, unrestricted license as a registered nurse through the North Carolina Board of Nursing
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  3. Valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license.
  4. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.
  5. Certification as a medical administrative technician or equivalent preferred.
  6. 6 months' of experience in the mental health environment preferred.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Registered Nurse Community Based - ACT (Assertive Community Treatment)  
Division Assertive Community Treatment Team  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location ACTT Burlington  
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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