AltaPointe Health Systems

RN, Adult Outpatient (ACT Team)

Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
Posted Date 6 days ago(9/21/2022 2:02 PM)
Job ID
2022-17268
# of Openings
1
AltaPointe Site
Behavioral Health Crisis Center
Category
Nursing/Clinical
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
8:00AM-4:30PM

Responsibilities

Primary Job Functions:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Completes Nursing Assessment as indicated by AltaPointe’s Policy and Procedure
  • Responds to consumers’ requests for medication refills. Reviews charts for treatment compliance. 
  • Administers medication observing the six rights of medication administration and ordering of medications to the pharmacy
  • Performs venipuncture for laboratory requests, drug screens, TB skin tests, monitors lab results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
  • Provides individual, family and group education regarding consumer’s psychiatric illness
  • Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the physician/CRNP/RN
  • Communicates effectively with the physician regarding the consumer’s physical and mental condition
  • Follows up on missed injections and documents in consumers record appropriately
  • Completes admission procedures for consumers and updates accordingly to AltaPointe’s Policy and Procedures. This process includes at a minimum: medical checklist, AIMS, vital signs, Medication List, and MARS is applicable
  • Interacts with consumer and evaluates needs to ensure that proper in formation is reported during staffing with the treatment team
  • May conduct infection control training for staff and consumers when indicated
  • May provide HIV education
  • When necessary provides nursing coverage to other Adult Outpatient programs within AltaPointe
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, PMAB, Emergency Medications), according to AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies

 

In addition for ACT programs:

  • Knowledge of ACT standards as set by DMH and AltaPointe policy
  • Services primarily provided out in the community
  • Teaches basic living skills as appropriate
  • Assists ACT consumers with medical appointments, to include attendance at these appointments as needed
  • Provides services to maintain consumer placement in least restrictive setting

 

 Supervision and Consultation

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

 

Clinical Record Keeping

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents in a clear, concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals and services provided
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate
  • Documents legibly
  • Meets/Exceeding AltaPointe productivity standard

 

Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families
  • Works in a dependable, cooperative and positive manner with both program and other AltaPointe staff members

 

Administrative and Other related duties as Assigned

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Complies with AltaPointe policies & procedures
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends to required in-services and workshops

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Qualified candidates will possess a current RN license to practice in the state of Alabama. Candidates must also have knowledge in adult psychiatric care and/or substance abuse/addictions, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment:

 

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult and child/adolescent population.
  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with adult and/or child/adolescent psychiatric care and /or substance abuse.
  • Familiarity of psychopharmacology and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult and/or child/adolescent and/or substance abuse population
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention, and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers and/or consumers with addictive disease as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice.
  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults and/or children/adolescents with psychiatric disorders
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity.
  • Knowledge of psych rehab principles
  • Understanding of behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco on the consumer and their significant others
  • Basic Teaching and Training skills  

In addition for SA programs

  • Knowledge of the nature of addictions as a primary illness
  • Knowledge of gender specific issues relative to addiction
  • Knowledge of Medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive        disease and other substance related disorders
  • Familiarity of psychopharmacology, psychotropic medications and use of synthetic drugs for recovery

AltaPointe requires that all new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. AltaPointe allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

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