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Psychiatric Licensed Practical Nurse – Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) team (Full-time & Part-time Positions available)



Reports to: Team Leader

Locations: Manhattan

Overview: The Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) team provides mobile community based mental health treatment to promote the recovery and community integration of individuals with serious mental illnesses, high rates of co-occurring substance use disorders and histories of criminal justice involvement. The FACT team serves consumers on parole, probation, returning to the community from jails and prisons, participating in alternative-to-incarceration and treatment court services and those with histories of high-risk and violent behavior. The LPN is an integral part of the team, working under the direction of the full-time RN providing medication management, health assessment and counseling to promote consumer recovery, wellness, and optimal health. The nurse provides services within the framework of core FACT operating principles, professional nursing ethics, and State and City regulatory guidelines. The LPN conducts services in the community as needed to support consumers to have needed access to medications and healthcare. Specific responsibilities include:


• Support the RN in the development of individualized nursing screenings and interventions for consumers.

• Participate in implementing and maintaining nursing standards

• Participate in determining resources and policies essential to the delivery of nursing care services

• Assist in the determination of medical care needs and other services to support wellness and consumer health

• Recommend health objectives for recipients’ service plans

• Facilitate consumer education on prevention, health, wellness, diet, HIV/AIDS education, smoking cessation and recovery

• Utilize motivational interviewing techniques and a recovery-oriented framework in individual and group based health counseling

• During screening obtains information: a) to establish the degree of medical risk, medical care and interventions required to promote positive health outcomes, and b) to support the RN as s/he leads the team in primary care issues

• Provide education to FACT staff on physical health issues and medical care protocols

• Act as advocate and liaison for recipients in securing medical care, and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health wellness

• Contribute to effective medication management procedures with the RN and program psychiatrist

• Assist the RN and psychiatrist in the coordination of medical care

• Support the RN to ensure all consumers have primary care providers and receive annual physical and dental examinations

• Provide individual health counseling as needed

• Administer IM’s and vaccines, plants and reads PPD’s, and performs phlebotomy as per orders

• Transcribe orders and update Medication Administration Records

• Monitor vital signs and side effects of medications and reports findings to the psychiatrist and team

• Evaluate, on a continuing basis, nursing intervention and expected outcomes

• Involve family, significant others, landlord and housing providers in service provision

• Use motivational interviewing, recovery and trauma-informed approaches when delivering services;

• Build in review and evaluation points, and modifies the delivery of services in the light of feedback from recipients and relevant others

• Meet monthly required levels of treatment contacts with at least 80% of contacts occurring in the community

• Complete progress notes, and maintain nursing and health related data entry into EHR

• Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies and practice

• Any other duties as required by Team Leader and directors.


• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with current New York State license

• At least two years of experience working with adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders

• Extensive knowledge of healthcare, community treatment, support services and resources

• Ability to work effectively with diverse team and remain highly organized and self-motivated

• Proficient in computers and fluency in Spanish preferred

Additional information
In one document, attach your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

CASES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASES is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital, military, or citizenship status. We also actively recruit individuals with prior involvement in the criminal justice system.Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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Posted on 01/30/18; CVMHA ID #11812