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Registered Nurse (RN) - Community Based Mental Health - #127

Santa Maria, California, United States

Registered Nurse (RN) - Community Based Mental Health - #127

  • Santa Maria, California, United States

Registered Nurse for Telecare 's Santa Maria ACT Program

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

WHO IS TELECARE?

A rapidly growing mental and behavioral healthcare company. Established in 1965. 155+ programs and over 4,300+employees!

Company mission is to deliver excellent and effective behavioral healthcare services to those in our community suffering from severe and persistent mental illnessresulting incomplex needs. We desire to de-stigmatize, to share respect, to share decisionmaking and to provide the best care to those in need of our services.


Thorough Total Rewards Package including:

  • Competitive administrative salary range
  • 401k
  • ESOP
  • Medical benefits for you + dependents: United Healthcare PPO, United Healthcare HMO, Kaiser HMO
  • Aflac
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Option to enroll in personal life insurance for you + dependents

About the Program: At the Santa Maria Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program, you have the opportunity to connect with a group of people who are here to be your support team.

We believe that recovery starts from within and will do whatever it takes to support you on your recovery journey. Our multidisciplinary team consists of an administrator, a clinical director, case managers, and peer staff who are all here to help you develop a transition plan so you can continue to recover and succeed once discharged from the program.

Our program is based on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. Santa Maria ACT staff create a supportive environment, including 24/7 access to a comprehensive and flexible range of wraparound services based on your needs, hopes, and dreams. The majority of our services are provided in the community where you live, work, and socialize.

Who We Serve:

  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Primary psychiatric diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorders
  • Need for mental health services that cannot be met with other available community-based services
  • High risk of experiencing a mental health crisis or requiring a more restrictive setting if intensive rehabilitation mental services are not provided
  • One or more of the following:
  • Two or more psychiatric inpatient hospital admissions in the past year
  • Significant independent living instability such that the individual would be in a long term residential or hospital placement without intensive community-based rehabilitation, treatment, and support services
  • Co-occurring addictions disorders
  • Frequent use of mental health and related services yielding poor outcomes, such as contacts with the criminal justice system, recent housing evictions or frequent use of emergency departments

Employment Status: Full-Time

Shift: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Days: Monday - Friday

POSITION SUMMARY
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides recovery-focused services related to the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment (including medications) as prescribed by the physician.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of program operations
• Valid CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)/BLS (Basic Life Support) certificate
• 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:
• BA or BS degree
• One (1) year of healthcare experience
• Experience in Behavioral health setting

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
• Oversees and provides nursing care
• Completes nursing assessments
• Assists in the welcoming, admissions, and discharge process
• Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served
• Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
• Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings
• Coordinates and supervises admissions to assure accurate and complete documentation in the medical record and timely referral to the medical physician
• Coordinates and participates in counting medications and giving report at the beginning and end of each shift
• Reviews and maintains the amount, accuracy, and quality of documentation included in the medical records
• Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and intervention
• Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner
• Administers medication and treatments to members served
• Receives and presents change of shift report as assigned
• Adheres to medication management policies and procedures
• Notifies the prescriber and Nursing Supervisor of any changes in behavior or condition
• Documents the progress of members served toward their Recovery Plan goals
• Develops and implements nursing care plans
• 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.

SKILLS
• Excellent listening skills and ability to take detailed notes
• Ability to concisely repeat back instructions provided by Supervisor
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to quickly understand new concepts and integrate into daily routine
• Ability to prepare succinct summary reports

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.