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Gandara Center Registered Nurse [RN] - ACCS Program - $ in Springfield, Massachusetts

Registered Nurse [RN] - ACCS Program - $1500 Stay-On Incentive Eligible! * 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 Skills Required Knowledge of Persons? behavioral dynamics Knowledge related to the 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 Physical and mental demands are located at end of the job description Minimum Qualifications Certification as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts Two years? experience working with a psychiatric population Bilingual (English and Spanish) encouraged to apply Driver's license required Benefits Retirement Plan 403(b) Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Paid vacations Paid holidays 8 discretionary days a year The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. G?ndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse, and preventive services for children, adults, and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community. *Note: Stay-on Bonus is awarded at 3rd and 6th months of employment if the employee is in good performance standing. Hiring and Stay-on Incentives are subject to review/change at the agency's discretion. This program runs from June 10 - Aug 31, 2021. Must be a new employee.