Title: Registered Nurse
PROGRAM: Helping, Engaging, and Linking to Health interventions (HEALTHi)
Reports to: Team Lead
Job summary: Registered Nurse (RN) to work on a newly funded innovative care transition team that exclusively serves individuals identified by Staten Island PPS as high utilizers of emergency and behavioral health services. The Social Worker will be a member of an interdisciplinary team that will outreach, engage, and provide such services as case finding, health teaching, and counseling to participants with a goal of reducing utilization of emergency and inpatient services and increasing integration in community-based services and treatment options. The team will use a variety of evidenced based treatment models to build relationships and engage them with identified community providers and build healthy support networks. The role will require some on call coverage.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: License and current registration to practice as a registered nurse in New York State; prefer at least one year post RN licensure clinical nursing experience working with individuals with mental health needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assess patient health problems and needs reflective of holistic needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate care plans • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention including effects of diet and physical activity and provide case management • Health education and connection to primary care to address physical health issues that impact a patient’s ability to successfully live in the community. • Oversees the direct implementation of nursing care to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with the plan of nursing intervention and overall treatment/service plan and to ascertain if the needs of the patient require modification of the plan. • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions and record medical information and vital signs • Participates at team and administrative meetings and provides nursing input on the development and implementation of treatment/service plans. • Provides information to other clinical staff, supportive housing staff, and administrators on nursing standards of practice and procedures. • Provides health education/teaching for patients and their families for specific medical needs, preventative care, and how to access and utilize healthcare services in the community. • Conducts counseling sessions, with direction as needed by other qualified professionals, according to principles of communication, human behavior and psychiatric nursing. • Participates in risk management and quality assurance concerning health related issues. • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of professional nursing concepts, principles and practices. • Knowledge of concepts and principles from the biological sciences that are supportive of nursing practice • Knowledge of concepts and principles of health promotion and disease prevention. • Knowledge of abnormal signs and symptoms relating to physical and mental illness, as well as indicators of wellness • Knowledge of medications and drugs, common dosages, their psychological, physical and physiological effects and possible adverse reactions.
• Knowledge of emergency treatments and interventions. • Knowledge of the Agency's routines, procedures and policies. • Knowledge of cultural, ethnic, customs, beliefs, and linguistic needs of clients relating to cultural competence. • Ability to recognize changes in signs and symptoms that warrant the immediate action of a physician. • Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and modify a plan of nursing intervention to meet the needs of individual clients. • Ability to secure the cooperation of and work effectively with others. Ability to prepare accurate and timely reports.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only job related duties to be performed by the employee. He or she will be required to follow any other job related instructions and perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.
This position requires frequent travel in Staten Island and also New York City.
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Minimum Education Required