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Nurse Coordinator * Residential Sub-Acute Mental Health #502

Bellevue, Nebraska, United States

Nurse Coordinator * Residential Sub-Acute Mental Health #502

  • Bellevue, Nebraska, United States

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Program Type: Secure residential mental health facility -- we are a sub-acute, longer-term, recovery center with estimated length of stay of 3-6 months.

To Make Referrals: Referrals are typically made by inpatient hospitals, but can also be made by community placements, corrections, or outpatient providers. Clients themselves or family members are encouraged to call us anytime for more information about how to be referred to our wait list.

# of Beds: 16 beds

Who We Serve: Adult residents of Nebraska, aged 19 and older, who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness (Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, or Schizophrenia) and who are leaving acute psychiatric care in a local or state hospital, crisis center, or correctional facility.

Funding: Services can be paid for by Regions (1-6) for eligible recipients or by Medicaid; Room & Board can be paid for by SSI/SSDI, AABD, Regions, or privately.

About the Program: The Recovery Center at Sarpy is a 24-hour staffed secure mental health program that helps people envision their recovery path, build important skills, and regain hope to move forward on their journey. It offers a high level of care in the community, which gives people a chance to receive all the needed support and services under one roof that they need to stabilize their symptoms and strengthen independent living skills. Recovery is woven into and defines every aspect of the program, from assessments and interventions to the client information system, to the selection of staff, and the overall client experience.

The Recovery Center at Sarpy is person-centered and trauma-informed. In this environment, clients begin a learning process that helps them make effective choices, reduce the amount of harm in their lives, and increase their personal strengths.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Nurse Coordinator is a treatment team member who is responsible for supervising designated staff and performs evaluations. The Nurse Coordinator ensures that the physical and psychological needs of members served through direct and indirect services in a manner consistent with Rehabilitation and Recovery principles. S/he performs activities that may be carried out only by professional nursing personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
• Provides supervision for designated staff
• Maintains and establishes a therapeutic relationship with members served
• Participates on multidisciplinary teams, providing information or services consistent with Recovery principles
• Provides staff training and consultation as requested
• Provides individualized education and information to members served regarding their illness, medication, side effects, etc.
• Assists the Psychiatrist and Treatment Team as needed
• Supervises the ordering of medical supplies and oversees medication system
• Ensures appropriate authorizations for medication reimbursement
• Provides linkages and referrals to other agencies
• Ensures discharges are completed effectively and efficiently
• Performs nursing assessments, interventions, medication oversight, and administration as needed
• Reports members served social, psychiatric, and physical behavior as indicated
• Reviews and implements members served service plans
• Actively participates in multidisciplinary staff meetings and treatment planning meetings
• Assists Clinical Administrator and Team members in providing other services as needed
• Provides 24-hour, on-call coverage on a rotating basis per program need and as assigned
• Accepts risks inherent in working in a community-based program
• Demonstrates knowledge of professional management of assaultive behavior techniques
• If employed at Inpatient program, must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
• If employed at Outpatient program, must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the state of program operations with four (4) years of full-time experience in psychiatric mental health nursing OR
• MSN with one (1) year full-time experience OR B.S.N. with two (2) years of full-time experience in a psychiatric setting
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver's license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply

Preferred:
• One (1) year of experience in a community-based setting

SKILLS
• Able to work with members served with multiple mental and physical disabilities

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, reach and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.