AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Registered Nurse- RN Residential- AM

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/29/2018 11:45 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    Medical Group Homes - Azalea/Magnolia
    Position Type
    Full Time
    7AM-7PM 3 shifts/week with rotating weekends
  • Overview

    AltaPointe’s Adult Residential Services are designed for consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who require social rehabilitation and community support. Combining medical, nursing and clinical services, our staff provides care and treatment for more than 200 adults in need of intensive service provision. The Adult Residential Services Program consists of group homes, which are supervised 24 hours/day when consumers are on the premises.  Expected outcomes are the same for each adult group home: to prevent re-hospitalization and to maximize and maintain successful community placement. Residential care focuses on the rehabilitation and return to the community of seriously mentally ill consumers.


    Essential Job Functions:

    Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult population

    Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care

    Basic knowledge of medical terminology associated with adult psychiatric care

    Familiarity of psychopharmacology and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult population

    Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and, interventions common to acute psychotic consumers as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice

    Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders

    Knowledge of cultural diversity

    Successful completion of Medication Assistance Supervision (MAS)

    Knowledge of DMH/NDP program standards

    Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record


    Physical Requirements of the Job: 

    There is frequent standing while getting files, paperwork, and handing out medication.

    Sitting is frequent by nature and up to 5-10 minutes; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 to 3 hours for documentation.

    Walking various distances on grounds can be frequent and up to 300 feet to dispense medication.

    Squatting and/or lunging frequently to stock supplies and retrieve needed material from file cabinets and book shelves.

    Strong grasp is needed to handle large carts while retrieving consumer files from the Zeigler Outpatient building and lighter grasp is needed for stocking supplies which requires a force exertion of up to 10 pounds.

    Fine manipulation for writing, handling paperwork, and dispensing medications to consumers.

    Pushing and/or pulling force up to 1-5 pounds force, horizontally, to open file cabinets and place binders on book shelves.

    Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 1-5 pounds frequently.

    Must lift 40-50lbs floor to waist occasionally to frequent.

    Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    Primary Job Functions:

    Clinical Responsibilities:

    Administers medications, observing the  Seven Rights of medication administration. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and report findings to the physician

    Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. 

    Reviews MARs daily to ensure appropriate medication management which includes timely refills and any necessary arrangements with medical staff for new prescriptions

    Identifies psychiatric and medical needs and communicates effectively with the physicians to include completing of consults and taking off any orders.

    Observes consumers behavior, interacts with consumers and evaluate needs to ensure that proper information is reported from shift to shift

    Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan

    Monitors laboratory results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician

    Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation, including providing emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, PRN Medications)

    Conducts infection control training for consumers

    Ongoing compliance with Nurse Delegation Program, including recertification requirements, including taking MAS call

    Assists consumers with personal care issues (bathing, toileting, and other personal hygiene issues)

    Ensures that AIMS is completed every 90 days, psychotropic consents are maintained, and annual TB skin tests are up to date.

    Performs monthly MAR verifications and 24 hour chart checks

    Conducts individual and group PHP trainings, activities, and educations.


    Supervision and Consultation:

    Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs

    Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement

    Actively works to enhance clinical skills

    Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings


    Clinical Record Keeping:

    Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy

    Documents in a clear, concise manner nursing services provided to the consumer and general observations

    Documentation shows that forms, logs, and other applicable written information are completed accurately and updated when appropriate


    Courteous and respectful attitudes 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 an individual differences

    Is gentle and calm with consumers and families


    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 Policy & Procedures in a timely manner

    Maintains current state license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends the required in-services and workshops


    Must be a current RN in the state of Alabama.
    Must have a valid driver's license.


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