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Community Based RN - ACT Team

Company: Tower Behavioral Health
Location: Reading
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Full Time - ACT RN (Community nursing)Tower Behavioral Health is a BRAND NEW, state of the art, psych-safe facility that partners with the ACT team to support the community with behavioral health needs.Our team is looking for dedicated and compassionate RN's to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.Our Registered Nurses are active members of an integrated treatment team.ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:Career advancement opportunitiesTuition assistanceEmployee referral bonusAccess to Tower Health physiciansJOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides high quality, skilled nursing services to patients in the communityProvides support and psychoeducation about mental illness diagnoses and symptomsIndependent living skills and illness management supervision and educationCrisis stabilization and prevention planningInformation and/or referrals to resources in the community for increased support and stabilizationSkill-development training for independent living skills, daily living skills & social skillsEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:Graduated from an accredited school of nursing.Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of PennsylvaniaCurrent CPR certification are required.Previous psych nursing experience is highly preferred.Qualifications:EDUCATION/LICENSURE/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTSMust have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by the state of employment or be eligible to practice nursing in accordance with state requirementsOne year of nursing experience; previous psychiatric, mental, behavioral, or substance abuse nursing experience a plusCPR and de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).First aid may be required based on state or facility requirements.AHRNResponsibilities:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Provide and coordinate care by assessing physical and behavioral health needs of patient, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.Ensure patient's status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented.Collaborate with others to ensure that all patients' physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met and when they are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve customer complaints.Notify physician of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.Ensure nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs and initial treatment plan is completed upon admission.Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.Accurately administer medications per physician orders and document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.Responsible for completing admission and discharge processed efficiently and accurately as directed.Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct attention and maintaining rational detachment.Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved in patient treatment in an effective manner.Responsible for coordinating continuum of therapeutic goals for assigned clients and their families ensuring optimum utilization of resources, service delivery, and compliance with external agencies and referral sources requirements.Provide initial treatment planning for patient based on assessment and coordinate any additional services needed and revise as necessary.Maintain documentation of services provided to each patient according to ACT regulations and professional standards, revising as necessary.Maintain a caseload as assigned.

Keywords: Tower Behavioral Health, Reading , Community Based RN - ACT Team, Healthcare , Reading, Pennsylvania

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