Registered Nurse

Employer
Connections Community Support Program, Inc
Location
Harrington, DE
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 20, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Connections CSP, INC (Harrington Withdrawal Management Center) BROAD FUNCTION: This is a professional nursing position which requires thorough knowledge of commonly used psychotropic and health maintenance medications, an understanding of the special medical needs of adults with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse conditions or cognitive disabilities who may have co-occurring substance use disorders, physical disabilities, debilitating medical conditions, developmental disabilities, or infectious diseases. Must have the ability to function independently and as part of a team in carrying out the treatment plans and physicians' orders in community settings. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Participates in treatment planning and case conferences with other staff of the community support program and with other agencies. Completes all assigned tasks from the daily schedule which may include the following: maintaining a therapeutic alliance with clients; referring and linking clients to all needed services provided outside the agency and following up to see that said services are delivered; coordinating the provision of emergency services and hospital liaison services when a client is in crisis; coordinating overall independent living assistance services and working with community agencies to develop needed resources including housing, employment options, and income assistance. providing support and consultation with client's family; providing in-home services including ADL training, medication training, social support, and home management assistance. providing supportive counseling to clients. Documents and keeps other staff, clinical coordinators, and Team Leader/Program Director informed of all changes in the consumer's mental or social status. Provides nursing care and gives guidance to consumers and staff in the management of consumers' physical and mental health needs. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse with Delaware license with a minimum of two years' experience is required, preferably in a behavioral health setting.