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Outreach Development Corp
As one of the leading providers in behavioral health services, Outreach offers an exciting, high-energy, rewarding work environment. Outreach is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work in our adolescent residential treatment program located at 400 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, Long Island. The RN assesses health related needs of the clients by monitoring ongoing health and wellbeing. The RN directly provides and/or coordinates health services and health-related activities for adolescent clients participating in or completing treatment at Outreach House. The RN provides on call nursing for times when we do not have an RN on site and serves as the health care coordinator.
Outreach Fun Fact:
• Outreach was named one of The Best Companies to Work for in New York State 7 times!
• For over 25 years, Outreach’s Training Institute (OTI) has been an established leader in training the NYC workforce to become substance abuse and behavioral health counselors.
The schedule for this position is:
• Saturday & Sunday 3pm-11pm
Part Time Perks:
• Supportive work environment
• 12 Prorated Company-paid holidays, holidays not used within 90days are converted to sick time.
• Growth opportunities
• Access to onsite professional development through Outreach Training Institute
• Participation in wellness initiative
• Position eligible The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program http://bit.ly/1LFEOsD
• Position eligible for The NYS Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness (LSWLF) Program http://on.ny.gov/2jv7bUK
• Position eligible income-driven repayment plan http://bit.ly/2kYpSR8
The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conduct and/or monitor all medication calls and health calls as scheduled.
• Work with both clients and guardians to schedule medical appointments to assist clients in maintaining optimal health and conduct any follow up, as required.
• Work with both clients and guardians to schedule medical appointments to assist clients in maintaining optimal health and conduct any follow up as required.
• Work with Agency psychiatrist regarding client medication and pharmacy refills to insure prescriptions are filled/re-filled in a timely manner, which included contacting guardians with medication change.
• Provide on-site health services to address emerging and/or current health needs of adolescent client(s).
• Provide training and guidance to key staff members in order to deal with emergency health situations that might arise with adolescent clients.
• In conjunction with facility managers, establish and monitor health related policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
• In a health emergency, provide immediate first aid to individual(s) in need and monitor situation until emergency services arrives, assessing them of the situation. When necessary, escort client(s) to emergency and/or health facility.
• Conduct health assessments (including but not limited to a nursing intake History, tobacco use history and plan, and communicable disease risk) of substance abusers to make recommendations on appropriateness for participation in treatment as it relates to health matters and determine the need for physical exam or other health services.
• Follow up both internally (staff communication) and externally (medical providers) on any health-related referrals made including but not limited to intake physicals, health referrals, psychiatric and medical emergencies.
• Maintain a tracking system to monitor client contacts, client health issues, medical appointments, prescribed medications (internal/external) and over the counter (OTC) medications.
• Effectively communicate with appropriate staff all health related issues of adolescents in treatment (including but not limited to initiating, participating in or completing health-related incident reports in a timely fashion as described in agency policy).
• Create, organize and facilitate regularly scheduled health and wellness activities, including 1:1 health education and counseling as well as groups and seminars for residents on topics such as diet, exercise, stress management, smoking cessation, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy prevention, etc…
• Provide staff education related to health-related responsibilities and issues; including but not limited to training staff to use health systems such as medication call procedures, monitoring clients on medication, and emergency medications.
• Provide staff education related to health-related responsibilities and issues regarding the controlled and psychoactive medication process per Federal law.
• Prepare all Health Alert documentation.
• Create, organize and facilitate training for staff on providing crisis intervention on an emergency basis as it relates to medical issues when indicated.
• Participate as requested in agency wide meetings including but not limited to modality level and agency level quality improvement meetings.
• Participate in unit meetings, case conferences, in-service trainings and other meeting formats.
• Insure all medical forms are regularly reviewed for compliance with all state and federal compliance laws and regulations.
• Complete all required documentation and reports in a timely manner.
• Communicate with program management (Director, Clinical Coordinator, and/or House Manager and advisor) all pertinent information regarding client, staff or programmatic ideas, suggestions or concerns and insure utilization of emergency contact procedures when appropriate.
• Maintaining communication and teamwork with clinical staff to integrate and enhance clinical services including but not limited to the preparation of RN progress notes and chart documentation as evidenced by chart entries and filed forms.
• Upholding Federal and State Program administration guidelines for nursing practice. Specifically, retaining RN license and renew every 3 years; providing copy of license to HR when received. Safety: communicating immediately to supervisor any issue that might compromise unit or agency health and safety. Participating in unit fire and safety drills, working to establish personnel policies and practices about health related issues, Retain CPR/FA/AED certifications and providing emergency care.
Keywords and Relatable Skills:
• Residential Care
• Nursing Assessment
• Direct Care Support Professional
• Client Care
• Adolescent Care
• Electronic Health Records
• Registered Nurse
• Chemical Dependency Treatment
• Residential rehabilitation for teenagers/ adolescent
• Mental Health
• Duo Diagnosis
• Must be a NYS Registered Nurse (RN).
• Experience working in a substance abuse treatment setting or special populations required.
• Experience working with adolescents a plus.
• Bilingual a plus.
• Must be able to work one of the schedule options listed above
• Must be able to work occasional holidays.
• Flexibility in scheduling a plus.
Outreach Development Corp
Posted on 02/05/18; CVMHA ID #11826