Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Registered Nurse

    Job Locations US-CA-Oceanside
    Req No.
    2018-3407
    Category
    Nurses/Doctors
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    North Coastal ACT is an intensive and all-inclusive community based program serving adults diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. The program includes psychiatric medication management, housing, employment, case management and peer support services  to assist clients with the rehabilitation and recovery goals. 

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Position Description

    The Registered Nurse provides direct care to program clients, which includes monitoring both the psychiatric and physical health of clients. The Nurse administers medications and evaluates patient progress.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Partner with and lead treatment team to provide service coordination for clients including development and implementation of treatment goals. 
    • Dispense and account for all prescribed medication, assist Psychiatrist in administering and evaluating medications prescribed by Psychiatrist, medication effectiveness, side effects, and complications, and arrange for lab work according to protocol. Participate in and represent program at quarterly Medication Monitoring Committee meetings. 
    • In collaboration with the treatment team, participate in the organization and management of medication coaching and delivery to clients. Integrate medication administration into treatment plans. 
    • Work directly with clients and family members to provide support and symptom management. 
    • Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history and physical health needs as part of the treatment team. 
    • Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serves as a back-up to evening and weekend staff as needed. Work late shift and/or weekends / holidays as scheduled. Transport clients in MHS or personal vehicle as required. 
    • Assist in administering Patient Assistance Program, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in all aspects, and complete all charting and documentation as contractually required in a timely manner and as dictated by program requirements. 
    • Act as liaison with Program Psychiatrist to obtain corrections to documentation and adjustments to procedures as needed. Meet on a regular basis with Program Leadership to ensure that all medical policy and procedures are followed. 
    • Serve in a mentoring role to staff and interns regarding pharmacology and patient care. 
    • Demonstrate adequate care and responsibility for equipment and ensure facilities upkeep and safety. 
    • Comply with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Registered with Board of Nursing.
    • At least 2 years experience working with SMI adults.
    • Clean driving record and reliable vehicle.

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