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Part Time Registered Nurse - Community Based Mental Health Programs

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:Position Summary: This is a highly skilled position involving the medical treatment of individuals with mental health and/or substance use diagnoses. Essential Functions: 1. Provide initial and on-going health assessments of CBMHP participants2. Arrange for or provide follow-up medical care for CBMHP participants as needed3. Ensure that there are written orders on file and updated for any prescription medications4. Observe participant self-administration of medication in the office and the community, or administer if they are unable5. Instruct participants about medications, side effects, precautions, and contraindications6. Participate in formulation of medical treatment plans as appropriate7. Notify case manager, supervisor and APNP/psychiatrists of any psychiatric symptoms or behavior changes that may require intervention8. Serve as liaison with other collaborative medical professionals when necessary9. Conduct blood pressures, weights, and any other medical treatments as needed10. Document any participant or collateral contacts Other Duties and Responsibilities:1. Attend and participate in staffing and in-services2. Participate in team meetings with case management staff3. Conduct occasional home visits to give injections or evaluate medical issues4. Provide updated license to the Nurse Supervisor5. Other job-related duties as assigned Job Qualifications:Minimal Qualifications: A two-, three-, or four-year degree from an accredited Nursing School; licensure of a registered nurse; 1-2 years nursing experience; no convictions or license revocations that would fail a caregiver background check; valid driver's license, automobile and sufficient insurance to meet agency requirements.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Good clinical skills especially related to medical issues, mental illnesses, and substance abuse disorders; knowledge of DSM V-TR, psychotropic medications and their side effects; ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner with staff and participants; ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations; participants' rights including principles of ethics and confidentiality; good organizational and computer and typing skills; effective use of time; ability to assist participants with medical and case management issues.pm21 Other Job Information (if applicable):Work Relationship and Scope: Reports directly to the Nursing Supervisor. Provides direction to CBMHP staff regarding medical treatments and conditions. Has contact with other medical persons, clinics, and hospitals located in the community.Personal Attributes: Follow agency Code of Conduct; adhere to established policies and procedures of the agency and of all funding sources; conduct self in an ethical manner; maintain professional and respectful relationships with program staff, other WCS staff, participants and all external persons and agencies involved with service provision; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues; demonstrate commitment to agency values and mission.Working Conditions: Work is performed in the office, the community and in participants' homes; participants may be unstable and symptomatic at times; much of the community outreach is done in the inner city; hours average 24 hours per week.Physical Demands: Must be able to go up and down stairs and lift and carry 20 pounds to assist with participants' medical or mobility issues. PIa68d74251d93-31181-31112810

Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Part Time Registered Nurse - Community Based Mental Health Programs, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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