Job Announcement$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*
Works as part of a multidisciplinary team. Independently provides crisis intervention, counseling, group facilitation, case management, and nursing services to include medication administration for adults with serious mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. Also documents all treatment information in the electronic health record and adhering to and complying with all local, state, federal, and regulatory standards.Location:
This position is located at the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health in Fairfax County (formerly known as Merrifield Center).Here are some of additional benefits CSB employees enjoy:
- *The BHN Clinician/Case Manager position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new merit county employees in the amount of $5,000 (full-time).
- The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs. We encourage candidate’s bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply. A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1,300/year (full-time) may be given for qualified bi-lingual employees.
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(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Provides nursing services to clients, including administering injections, collecting vital signs, administering tests and interfacing with other nursing staff;
- Provides nursing support to psychopharmacological services, crisis intervention, and case consultation for clients with substance use disorders or serious mental illness;
- Administers, schedules and coordinates medication clinics/medical services, including delivery of medication, monitoring medication room, and inventorying medications;
- Complies with state pharmacy guidelines in ordering, storage, and disposal of medications;
- Monitors client responses to psychobiological and nursing interventions, medications and other treatments;
- Performs quality assurance review;
- Performs physical/mental health assessments, including laboratory testing of new clients at intake and to clients on an ongoing basis as case manager;
- Monitors and assesses clients to identify contributing or co-occurring mental health issues;
- Monitors and assesses clients for risk of harm to self and/or others;
- Coordinates client plan of care to assure interventions are consistent, safe, timely and appropriate.
- Assess continuity of care and evaluates coordination of interventions by interdisciplinary team to ensure consistency with the plan of care;
- Provides nursing assistance and information to clients through the telephone "nurse of the day" service;
- Manages medical needs and urgent care needs of clients;
- Monitors and assesses medical status of clients in the process of detoxification;
- Develops a therapeutic relationship with clients, provides supportive counseling, psycho-education, and health teaching for both individuals and groups;
- Serves as case manager for clients for whom medication compliance is essential for remaining out of the hospital;
- Participates on inter-/intra-agency case management teams, providing nursing consultation and effective integration between clinical and psychopharmacology services; as well as primary care services;
- Documents assessments, treatment plans and quarterly reports on clinical status of clients;
- Plans, develops, and leads group and individual psycho-education, health education and wellness programs;
- Provide teaching on disease, management strategies, emergency care and drug information when appropriate;
- Researches available community, private and government resources to support patient self management of disease, recovery and relapse prevention.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
- Knowledge of nursing standards, theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures;
- Knowledge of federal and state pharmacy and medication clinic regulations and guidelines;
- Knowledge of documentation, nursing diagnosis, and quality assurance;
- Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology (e.g., side effects, contraindications), preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
- Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
- Knowledge of substance use disorders and addiction signs and symptoms, assessment techniques, treatment interventions and approaches;
- Knowledge of available community resources for referral or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge;
- Ability to perform technical and complex nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening, STD check, tube feeding, nebulizations), administer treatments and medications, and use medical equipment in delivering services to clients;
- Ability to perform emergency treatment(s), with limited supervision, for life threatening conditions;
- Ability to manage a caseload;
- Ability to perform mental and physical health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
- Ability to assess and monitor the effects of medications;
- Ability to assess level of risk for harm to self or others;
- Ability to develop and implement treatment plans/programs for individuals and groups;
- Ability to work as case manager in a multi-disciplinary team;
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private organizations, community groups, and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
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Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate degree in nursing; plus two years of post-licensure experience as a nurse.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES REQUIRED:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.
- Driver's License (Required)
- CPR/First Aid (Required within 3 months)
- Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) (Required within 1 month)
- Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM) (Required within 1 month)
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.
This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive experience as a nurse working with clients diagnosed with serious mental illness, co-occurring or substance disorders and their familiesPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is located both in the community and the office. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and provide clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. Ability to physically organize, sort, store, deliver medications, administer injections, and lift and transport up to pounds. Ability to communicate with consumers and families and to read and record medication orders. Ability to take vital signs (blood pressure, weight, height, abdominal girth, temperature, pulse, blood sugar finger sticks and nursing assessments) and use a computer to read and enter data into electronic health record (EHR). All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov