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Resources For Human Development, Inc. Registered Nurse in Leon, Iowa

Description/Job Summary

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Registered Nurse provides the medical and health assessment, and direct care as appropriateand guided by the psychiatric provider for the program. These services are designed for the consumers diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness and having met the criteria for participation in the ACT program. This is a mobile program that will provide community based nursing services in the designated service territory. A company car is available and mileage is reimbursed when employees must use their personal car. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Administer medication and injections per psychiatric provider's order.

  • Conduct health assessments for all clients as assigned.

  • Record injection medication on the mediation administration record.

  • Inform team members of any needs consumers have for medication or laboratory work.

  • Provide face-to-face services in the consumer's home, in public places, wherever necessary.

  • Provide on-call coverage as part of staff rotation.

  • Provide medical education to consumers.

  • Engage in collateral consultation and service coordination planning meetings.

  • Submit accurate and on-time chart documentation and reports.

  • Document telephone and face-to-face contacts with consumers.

  • Document all collateral contacts and community-based activities.

  • Maintain up-to-date consumer charts, statistical forms; and other information and documentation as required.

Required Experience

  • Prefer at least 1 year of prior experience working with persons with severe mental illness and substance use/abuse issues

Required Education

  • Associates Degree in Nursing required

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse

  • Valid Iowa Driver License

  • The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations

  • The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals

  • Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Program Summary

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a mobile service designed to provide intensive supports in the home and community to indivdiuals living with mental illness. ACT is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions in the participants chosen community. The ACT team consists of the following members: master's level mental health clinicians, registered nurse, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist, psychiatrist/ARNP, peer support specialist, and a program assistant. Team members work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; restore personal, community living and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities; and help maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community.

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