Turning Point Community Programs is seeking a Registered Nurse for our Merced CARE Program in Merced. This position is eligible for a $3000 sign-on bonus. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.
Under direction of the director of nursing or the medical director, this position is responsible for providing optimum member care by coordinating nursing process with client needs and desires.
This is an at-will medical position within a program. This position is responsible for all aspects of medical and psychiatric services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
- Performs nursing assessments and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines, and makes referrals as needed.
- Conducts 5150 assessments and writes holds as applicable.
- Sets up medications according to established procedure for preparation for medication outreach.
- Documents in progress notes all billable interventions according to established County guidelines and current computerized documentation programs in use.
- Processes doctors’ orders according to program-specific procedures, including obtaining refill requests from pharmacies in order to ensure continuation of treatment.
- Teaches clients, family members, board and care operators, and personal service coordinators about medications, directions, side effects, drug interactions and other health issues.
- Acts as consumer advocate, upholding member-driven/strength-based philosophy, to achieve member satisfaction.
- Interacts in a professional manner, as a representative of TPCP, with outside agencies (pharmacies, doctors’ offices, labs) for the purpose of providing continuity of care.
- Acts as a resource by providing training to staff members regarding any medical- or nursing-related information as needed, either in an individual or group setting.
- Collaborates with the Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Residents to provide comprehensive care to clients and members, keeping them informed of relevant information.
- Monitors and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment, laboratory or diagnostic tests, to the physician.
- Provides and administers prescribed medical treatment, under supervision of a physician, and nursing interventions to clients.
- Inventories and orders medications and medical supplies from the pharmacy.
- Processes, on a quarterly basis, the destruction of expired, discontinued or refused medications according to TPCP procedure.
- Keeps abreast of current medical information and pertinent professional developments by attending workshops, conferences, etc. in accordance with licensing renewal requirements.
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Compensation: $42.00 - $53.27 per hour plus a 3000-dollar sign on bonus
Interested? Join us at our open interviews on Wednesdays from 2-4PM,
located at 10850 Gold Center Drive, Suite 325, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Turning Point Community Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Education, Training and Experience
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through completion of a bachelor’s in nursing from an accredited institution; valid license as a Registered Nurse, and two (2) years of experience in community mental health providing direct patient treatment/care.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
- Valid California Registered Nurse license
- Valid and current First Aid/CPR certification
- California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
- Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.