Behavioral Health Nurse Clinician/Case Manager (Part Time /Non-Merit Position)
Works with the Assisted and Community Residential Services Nursing and Residential Team. Provides overall guidance and oversight for the Medication Administration Program of ACRS to include Medication Administration Record reviews and audits, Medication administration investigations and follow up, Medication Administration Training, Insulin injection training, Diastat/Rectal Diazepam Administration training, Medication Administration Refresher training and other appropriate site/individual specific trainings. Provides quality assurance and oversight analyzing physical health, medical needs, trends and implications for service delivery and program planning. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the BHN Supervisor, ACRS Nursing team, residential team and other departments to identify, address and monitor health and safety related issues on individuals in the program. Position requires traveling to different group home sites around Fairfax County
Note: This is a G status position eligible to work up to 900 hours per calendar year. No benefits.
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To apply: Submit your resume to Benigno Cunanan at Benigno.Cunanan@fairfaxcounty.gov
- Provides nursing services to clients, including administering injections, collecting vital signs, administering tests and interfacing with other nursing staff;
- Complies with state pharmacy guidelines in ordering, storage, and disposal of medications;
- Performs quality assurance review;
- 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;
- 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;
- Documents assessments, treatment plans and quarterly reports on clinical status of clients;
- Researches available community, private and government resources and support.
- 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.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing; plus two years of post-licensure experience as a nurse, in the specialty area of psychiatric mental health nursing, substance use disorders, intellectual disability, or relevant clinical specialty; or graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree in nursing; plus four years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in the specialty area of psychiatric mental health nursing, substance use disorders, intellectual disability, or relevant clinical specialty.
Experience working with individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Experience working in group homes.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES REQUIRED:
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. Valid driver's license.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer. Annual TB test.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and on phone; travel to various locations throughout county; use/demonstrate appropriate use of medical equipment; observe/assess individual behavior/medical condition; provide nursing care; review/document information in paper or electronic health record, provide training. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.