Bhn Clinician/case Manager

Chantilly, Virginia
$64,146.16 - $106,910.34 Annually
May 18, 2019
Jun 01, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team at the Fairfax Detoxification Center, a community-based residential setting. Staff is being enhanced and expanded to provide integrated services, addressing substance use and mental health disorders as well as co-occurring primary care needs. Programming includes medical and clinically managed detoxification, acupuncture, case management and referral services. The nursing staff is responsible for clinical, medical, and primary care issues including the following: serves as the liaison to community pharmacies and community medical providers. Provides clinical collaboration with physicians/medical staff and the mental health treatment team regarding medical support services to clients. Provides assessment, outreach, support services, crisis intervention and education to clients who have serious mental illnesses or those actively detoxing from substance and/or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Conducts and gathers relevant research information on medical services and educates clients and staff. Provides accurate and timely written documentation on clients in the program. Visually observes the appearance of clients and monitors their behaviors; encourages client's compliance with the program rules and expectations. Communicates with medical and clinical staff and others inside the CSB as well as those in the community. This position is designated emergency personnel and the nurse is expected to report to duty even in case of inclement weather.

This position includes a signing bonus of $2,000 for new hires.

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

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Illustrative Duties

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;
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;
Plans, develops and leads group and individual psycho-education, health education and wellness programs;
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, 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

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.

  • Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multi-state licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.
  • CPR/First Aid (Required within 3 months)
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position serves as emergency personnel and is expected to report for duty in cases of inclement weather. Work schedule includes some days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Ability to work as part of a team which consists of substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and psychiatrists.


Ability to provide nursing care/assistance including physically assisting adults in hygiene, personal care and elimination. Able to sit, walk, stand, bend, and write. Ability to observe client's behavior/appearance & converse with co-workers. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and written 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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