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Registered Nurse [RN] - ACCS Program - $1500 Stay-On Incentive Eligible! *



Adult Residential

Springfield, MA
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ID: 505-379
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Full-Time/Regular

Registered Nurse (RN)

We're looking for a Registered Nurse [RN] to work within a team model, establishing open communications, support, and accountability among workers and consumers. The Registered Nurse [RN] is accountable to the Program Director and will coordinate functions and activities that provide for, maintain, and promote the health of persons in need of psychiatric services The Registered Nurse is one who actively promotes the Center’s philosophy, and maintains a high level of commitment to the program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works within processes and procedures of referral source
  • Coordinates exchange of information among Persons, staff, and extra-agency, medical/nursing providers
  • Consults with staff regarding Person special physical care needs
  • Liaisons with other service-providing agencies
  • Interacts with Persons in order to assess needs, provide information, discuss problems, and encourage growth and development
  • Provides informal counseling in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being
  • Monitors Person progress in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being
  • Accompany Persons to medical reviews as needed
  • Notifies supervisory staff immediately in the event of a Person crisis, suspected illegal activity, or any behavior constituting an incident in the program
  • Informs Persons regarding medication function, effects and side effects
  • Monitors drug blood level and side effects of medications
  • Insures yearly physical assessments are performed to maintain accurate baseline data
  • Assesses Persons with specific physical complaints
  • Makes appropriate medical interventions, e.g. arranges appointments with prescribing physicians of medication review
  • Coordinates communication among health care providers serving each Person

Administrative:

  • Maintains Persons’ medical and medication records
  • Maintains Persons’ records in accordance with standard format and timetables to include physical assessment and progress reports and other specialized documentation which is required
  • Attends Individual Service Plan meetings as needed
  • Conducts medical/clinical projects as identified by the Program Director or Psychiatrist
  • Engages in clinical supervision with Psychiatrist; administrative supervision with Program Director

 Environmental/Collateral

  • Works within processes and procedures of referral source
  • Coordinates exchange of information among Persons, staff, and extra-agency, medical/nursing providers
  • Consults with staff regarding Person special physical care needs
  • Liaisons with other service-providing agencies
  • Interacts with Persons in order to assess needs, provide information, discuss problems, and encourage growth and development
  • Provides informal counseling in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being
  • Monitors Persons’ progress in areas of health and psycho-physiological well-being
  • Accompany Persons to medical reviews as needed
  • Notifies supervisory staff immediately in the event of a Person crisis, suspected illegal activity, or any behavior constituting an incident in the program

Professional Growth/ Development

  • Seeks and uses training opportunities external to the Agency
  • Attends Agency-required trainings
  • Participates in relevant Agency and/or community task forces
  • Engages in self-evaluation to develop professional goals

 

 

 


Required Skills

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of Persons’ behavioral dynamics
  • Knowledge related to treatment of Person population
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medication.
  • Knowledge of medication side effects
  • Ability to train staff and Persons regarding medication and medical topics pertinent to Person population
  • Physical and mental demands area located at end of job description

 


Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certification as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
  • Two years’ experience working with a psychiatric population
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) encouraged to apply
  • Driver's license required

Working conditions

The program nurse has an office at the program administrative office and is expected to go to Persons’ residences as necessary.

Benefits

  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year

The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse, and preventive services for children, adults, and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.

*Note: Stay-on Bonus is awarded at 3rd and 6th months of employment if the employee is in good performance standing. Hiring and Stay-on Incentives are subject to review/change at the agency's discretion. This program runs from June 10 - Aug 31, 2021. Must be a new employee.

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This position is located at 120 Maple Street, Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.



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