$30.84 - $51.40 Hourly
Oct 08, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Full Time

Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) nurses promote quality of life for people receiving mental health, substance use disorder and developmental disabilities services. Our treatment philosophy is comprehensive, dynamic, integrated and recovery-based. Our programs include outpatient, residential, day support, homeless shelters, detoxification and medication clinic settings. We are currently hiring multiple part time Behavioral Health Nurse Clinician/Case Managers (BHN) to provide intakes, assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling, case management, medication administration and management, social detoxification and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services. BHNs train and educate multidisciplinary staff and individuals being served about medical issues and completes Medicaid and other billing documentation

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as leave and retirement. Some positions may be exempt benefits-eligible and incumbents may opt to enroll in benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance and flexible spending accounts. Part time nurse positions are eligible for a bonus amount of $1,000.

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To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Louella Meachem, Director of Nursing, at

Illustrative Duties
  • 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.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • 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.
Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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.

Strong commitment to behavioral health in a community setting. Knowledge of psychotropic medication and its effects, as well as in depth social history development. EHR and computer literacy required. Knowledge of stages of change, stages of treatment, moral reconation therapy and motivational interviewing are a plus.

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:Must be capable of providing nursing care/assistance including physically assisting large adults in hygiene and personal care. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview, may include exercise.
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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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