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Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

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Horizon House, Inc.
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Swarthmore, PA

Horizon House, Inc.


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Published 6 days ago

January 8, 2021

Horizon House is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues and substance abuse. With over 100 locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strengths and choices.

Our Delaware County, Pennsylvania location is seeking a dedicated Professional for the Full Time Registered Nurse position with our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. The Registered Nurse receives clinical and administrative supervision from the ACT Director and is responsible for:

Conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift-management responsibilities with other staff and;

Providing service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the Individual Treatment Team (ITT); assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT, provides individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensures immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients’ needs change, educating and supporting clients’ families and advocating for clients’ rights and preferences and;

Participating in and conducting parts of the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and response, and risk behaviors) and mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships and;

Consulting with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.

Under direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other RNs on the team, develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psycho-pharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures; transcribe, administer, evaluate, and record psychotropic medication prescribed by the team psychiatrist; evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness complications and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol.


Qualifications:

Board Certified Licensed RN in the State of PA. 

Prior experience in servicing community mental health facilities and patient psychiatric needs. 

Comprehensive knowledge of psychiatric clinical and psychosocial rehabilitation practices. 

Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Strong interpersonal skills. 

Very good organizational and analytical skills. 

Ability to work with a team

Detail oriented.

Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Must be available for scheduled emergency on-call service.

Scope:

Frequent talking and listening. 

May require your verbal crisis intervention assistance in emergency situations.

Must be available for local travel.

Scheduling flexibility and available to work on-call as necessary.

May be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather. 

Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend, which may include direct intervention with clients.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental, (9) nine paid holidays and generous paid time off, retirement savings plan, tax sheltered annuity, tuition reimbursement and opportunities for advancement.

To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by going to www.hhinc.org/careers.

 The position will appear under requisition code: Psychiatric Nurse 2020:2381-004

Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer --- M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Horizon House is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues and substance abuse. With over 100 locations throughout Southeastern…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement
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Benefits

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental, (9) nine paid holidays and generous paid time off, retirement savings plan, tax sheltered annuity, tuition reimbursement and opportunities for advancement. 

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental, (9) nine paid holidays and generous paid time off, retirement…

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Swarthmore, PA

How to Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by visiting our website at http://www. hhinc.org/careers.

 The position will appear under requisition code: Psychiatric Nurse 2020:2381-004

To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by visiting our website at http://www. hhinc.org/careers.

 The position will appear…

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