Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Clinical Services, provides varied nursing services for clients receiving crises stabilization services. Ensures that professional medical standards are maintained throughout service area. Monitors and supports the health care provided to clients to assure compliance with regulatory requirements governing the service such as human support and administrative work administering daily medications, providing daily medical assessments, ordering medications, managing medication administration records, transcribing doctor’s orders, may draw blood, documenting activities, attending clinical staffing and training meetings, and related work as apparent or assigned. Performs all work safely, in accordance with the highest professional ethical standards, and in alignment with Saint Joseph’s Villa mission, values, and guiding principles.
Admits clients to the program in the absence of the clinical staff; obtains physician orders; orders medications; collaborates with pharmacy; transcribes orders.
Develops, implements, and operates a quality assurance program to monitor the dispensing of medication by agency staff. Administers medications both intramuscularly and orally
Assures that agency policies and procedures meet all applicable local and state regulatory standards relating to applicable medical and health issues.
Provides appropriate consultation and referral regarding health questions and concerns of staff, and clients and their families.
Provides health screenings for defined agency populations. Completes nursing assessments and medically related assessments ordered by the prescriber.
Coordinates health services with appropriate community resources to insure continuity of health services upon discharge. Coordinates medical and psychiatric needs of clients with medical staff.
Provides linkage for clients to resources in the community for housing, dental clinics, NA and AA groups, food pantry, health clinics, primary care physicians, library for research or computer use, et
Provides training for staff and clients in appropriate areas.
Maintains ongoing and current competencies requirements for licensure.
Attends trainings, meetings and seminars are required.
Supervises staff on assigned shift; oversees monitors and manages unit operations in the absence of other Supervisors in collaboration with on call medical and clinical staff.
Participates in staff meetings, community meetings, and other staff and program group activities that support the operation of an effective health care program for clients.
Facilitates psycho-educational groups for clients.
Attends and participates on treatment team; attends staff meetings as required.
Coordinates medical and psychiatric needs of clients with medical staff
Participates in the development and implementation of service plans, objectives and methods necessary for providing effective services to individual clients and families.
Maintains accurate individual records for clients within state licensing and professional accreditation standards and maintaining HIPAA confidentiality standards.
Enters data into computer database for new clients; updates client data when needed; researches client information/insurance status.
Maintains thorough documentation of daily activities including nursing and treatment services.
Responds to medical emergency situations and calls emergency medical services for clients and staff when warranted.
Completes nursing assessments and medically related assessments ordered by the prescriber.
Evaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvement.
Attends scheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainings required by St. Joseph’s Villa and by regulatory and accrediting bodies.
Performs other duties as assigned.