2 years of experience required
Provide service coordination for an assigned group of clients in their home or in the community, services include coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team, assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plan in coordination with client, treatment team, symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are in the treatment plan as clients' needs changes, educating, supporting, clients' families and advocating for clients' rights and preferences.
- Provide community based mental health nursing services to individuals in their home or any place in the community that is deemed safe and appropriate.
- Conduct comprehensive medical assessment and make appropriate community referral when necessary.
- Participate in treatment, rehabilitation and support services.
- Provide on call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and weekends.
- Participate in daily team meeting and treatment planning review meetings.
- Take lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services.
- Develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medication treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medication prescribed by team prescriber, evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complication, and side effects and arrange for required lab work.
- Organize and manage the system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration into client's treatment plans.
- Knowledge on nursing theory, principles, and practice-a normally acquired through graduation of an accredited program of Nursing and/or at least 2 years of direct job related experience.
- Possession of a current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland, or compact state, at the time of appointment. Maintain professional knowledge and skills through attendance to professional meetings, workshops, courses, and in-service sessions.
- Analytical ability and sound nursing knowledge for the effective formulation of nursing care plans, implementation of care, and appropriate documentation of pertinent information regarding a patient's condition.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with psychiatrically ill patients in order to gain their cooperation, allay apprehensions and provide effective health education to patients and family members.
- Ability to physically intervene in medical and behavioral emergencies, transport patients, and assist in the lifting of a patient.
- Vehicle during work hours, a valid state issued Driver's License and have a current driving record with 3 or fewer points on it at the time of hire.