Registered Nurse FFS
Eliot Outpatient Center is seeking a fee for service Registered Nurse.
Provide education and consultation to consumers and staff regarding medical health, medication and medical topics.
Provide 1:1 training in specific individualized need areas.
Develop and conduct groups and trainings for consumers and staff in general areas of health and wellness including nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation. Assist consumers with accessing community resources that will support and assist with addressing needs and health wellness efforts.
Provide oversight, guidance and assistance to consumers with understanding their medical conditions. Meet with consumers and staff to discuss any medical diagnoses and conditions, causes, symptoms, complications, and treatment options.
Perform direct medical care for a consumer as appropriate and ordered by physician which may include monitoring of vitals, wound care, etc. This includes providing interventions specific to consumer IAP for medical/health and wellness goal areas.
Review all medical documentation for each consumer as assigned and provide medical care consultation and coordination as needed. Provide assistance coordinating overall medical care for consumers and ensuring medical follow up is done as needed.
Provide side by side interventions to consumers that focus on education and skills training in relation to health and wellness issues. Assist the team and consumers by providing methods for on-going assessment of symptoms and treatment effectiveness and identify appropriate responses/actions.
Meet with any consumer who receives a new medical diagnosis, is prescribed a new medical medication or is to utilize a new medical related device in order to ensure that each consumer is fully educated on these areas including providing information on diagnosis, reason why new medication/device is needed and ensuring consumer is able to utilize a device as needed.
Participate in the development of treatment goals for each consumer related to medical, medication or health concerns.
Ensure that treatment goals are realistic, attainable and promote recovery.
Ensure that each consumer is actively involved in their treatment planning process. Maintain progress notes and all documentation related to IAP's and consumer contact.
Develop working relationships with community medical providers and VNA related services in order to assist with coordinating medical care for consumers.
Assist with acting as a liaison to communicate medical issues and concerns to medical providers and ensuring the treatment team has an understanding of concerns.
Pay rate: $38.00 per hour
Schedule: Varied, FFS
Must be a licensed registered nurse with at least a bachelor's degree in nursing. Must have at least two years of experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Must have skills to establish supportive relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for their preferences for treatment. Computer literacy and skill in the use of computers and related software applications. Ability to consistently meet all necessary background and credentialing requirements. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Must have reliable telephone notification system for emergency contact. Must be proficient in English and have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with consumers, staff and other service providers. Demonstrates sound judgment and effective, solution focused, problem solving skills. Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with consumers, staff, co-workers and supervisor. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and cultural groups.
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