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ClientFirst of NC, LLC

General Information


Job title: Registered Nurse
Job location: Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/14/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Bachelor's level RN - $53,000 annually. BCBS Health Insurance; Paid Leave, Holidays. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon-Friday.

Job Classification

Job Category:Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

Job description:
Provide service coordination for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the rest of the team providing individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients needs change, educating and supporting clients’ families, and advocating for clients’ rights and preferences.

Participate in and conduct parts of the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history ( e.g. onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning, activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.

Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process. Perform access to on-call staff needing assistance or guidance in crisis situations.

Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.

Participate in staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.

Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services.

Develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by team psychiatrist; evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effect; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol.

Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team, organize and manage the system of getting medication t clients and integrating medication administration tightly into clients’ individual treatment plans; manage all pharmaceuticals and medical supplies

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
The psychiatric nurse may have a master’s, or bachelor’s degree in nursing, must be licensed as a registered nurse, and should have at least one year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have valid North Carolina driver’s license. Will consider candidates with restrictions.
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