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Gandara Center Registered Nurse-$1500 Stay-On Incentive in Springfield, Massachusetts

Registered Nurse [RN] - ACCS Program - $1500 Stay-On Incentive Eligible! * Adult Residential Registered Nurse (RN) We're looking for a Registered Nurse [RN] to work within a team model, establishing open communications, support, and accountability among workers and consumers. The Registered Nurse [RN] is accountable to the Program Director and will coordinate functions and activities that provide for, maintain, and promote the health of persons in need of psychiatric services The Registered Nurse is one who actively promotes the Center's philosophy, and maintains a high level of commitment to the program. Duties and Responsibilities Works within processes and procedures of referral source Coordinates exchange of information among Persons, staff, and extra-agency, medical/nursing providers Consults with staff regarding Person special physical care needs Liaisons with other service-providing agencies Interacts with Persons in order to assess needs, provide information, discuss problems, and encourage growth and development Provides informal counseling in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being Monitors Person progress in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being Accompany Persons to medical reviews as needed Notifies supervisory staff immediately in the event of a Person crisis, suspected illegal activity, or any behavior constituting an incident in the program Informs Persons regarding medication function, effects and side effects Monitors drug blood level and side effects of medications Insures yearly physical assessments are performed to maintain accurate baseline data Assesses Persons with specific physical complaints Makes appropriate medical interventions, e.g. arranges appointments with prescribing physicians of medication review Coordinates communication among health care providers serving each Person Administrative: Maintains Persons' medical and medication records Maintains Persons' records in accordance with standard format and timetables to include physical assessment and progress reports and other specialized documentation which is required Attends Individual Service Plan meetings as needed Conducts medical/clinical projects as identified by the Program Director or Psychiatrist Engages in clinical supervision with Psychiatrist; administrative supervision with Program Director Environmental/Collateral Works within processes and procedures of referral source Coordinates exchange of information among Persons, staff, and extra-agency, medical/nursing providers Consults with staff regarding Person special physical care needs Liaisons with other service-providing agencies Interacts with Persons in order to assess needs, provide information, discuss problems, and encourage growth and development Provides informal counseling in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being Monitors Persons? progress in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being Accompany Persons to medical reviews as needed Notifies supervisory staff immediately in the event of a Person crisis, suspected illegal activity, or any behavior constituting an incident in the program Professional Growth/ Development Seeks and uses training opportunities external to the Agency Attends Agency-required trainings Participates in relevant Agency and/or community task forces Engages in self-evaluation to develop professional goals Required Skills Skills Required Knowledge of Persons' behavioral dynamics Knowledge related to treatment of Person population Knowledge of psychotropic medication. Knowledge of medication side effects Ability to train staff and Persons regarding medication and medical topics pertinent to Person population Required Experience Minimum Qualifications Certification as a Registered Nurse in MA Two yers' experience working with a psychiatric population Bilingual encouraged to apply Driver's license required

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