The Bridge mission is to change lives, by offering help, hope and opportunity to the most vulnerable in our community. We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative art therapies. Bridge services are tailored to each individual we serve to support their recovery and independent living goals. Thousands of men and women have benefited from Bridge services, helping them lead more productive, independent and satisfying lives. To learn more about The Bridge, go to http://thebridgeny.org The Bridge is an AA/EOE
Develop, implement, and evaluate the nursing regimen for assigned recipients; participate in defining, implementing, and maintaining standards of nursing practice; participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies essential to the delivery of nursing care services; assesses needs for housing, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, medical care, income support, and other services; facilitate the coordination of health services into recipients’ service plans; facilitate group sessions on prevention, health, wellness, HIV/AIDS education, smoking cessation and recovery. During the assessment, obtain information: a) to establish the degree of medical care and interventions required to promote positive health outcomes, and b) to lead the ACT team around primary care issues and incorporate findings into service plans; provide education to all ACT staff around physical health related issues and participant medical care protocols; act as advocate and liaison for recipients in securing medical care, and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health wellness; review and audit medication management procedures and teach all ACT staff how to follow and adhere to the procedures; provide supervision to the LPN on medication inventory oversight and medication management procedures; coordinate ACT team medical care in coordination with psychiatrist; ensure all consumers have primary care provider and receive annual physical and dental examinations. Provide individual health counseling as needed; maintain schedule for recipient prescriptions; administer IM’s and vaccines, plants and reads PPD’s, and performs phlebotomy as per orders; transcribe orders and updates Medication Administration Records; monitor vital signs and side effects of medications and reports findings to Team; participate in incident review committee; evaluate, on a continuing basis, nursing intervention and expected outcomes; involve family, significant others, and housing providers in service provision; build in review and evaluation points, and modifies the service plan in the light of feedback from recipients and relevant others; meet required levels of treatment contacts and provides crisis intervention on rotating, on-call basis; provide 80 percent of treatment contacts in the community; complete assessments, progress notes, and significant data; provide culturally competent services in accordance with The Bridge policies and practice; complete progress notes, and maintain nursing and health related data entry into EHR; provide culturally competent services in accordance with The Bridge policies and practice; any other duties as required by the Director or other Supervisory staff.
License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in NYS. BSN preferred. Valid Driver License. Bilingual (Spanish) desirable. Previous experience with SMI, Forensic, MICA and HIV/AIDS consumers
Minimum Education Required