RN - Registered Nurse, Outpatient Behavioral Health Posted Aug 11
Neighborhood Family Practice , Cleveland, OH
 
RN - Registered Nurse, Outpatient Behavioral Health

JOB CONTENT

1. POSITION SUMMARY:

(OVERALL PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION)

PERFORMS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING SERVICES, COMMENSURATE WITH HIS/HER LEVEL OF COMPETENCE AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE BY USING ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS IN A COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE SETTING. THIS INCLUDES HEALTH (MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL) PROMOTION, PATIENT AND FAMILY EDUCATION, HEALTH MAINTENANCE, DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION OF CARE.

PROVIDE NURSING ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, CRISIS INTERVENTION, AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND WORK IN INTERDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT TEAMS COMPOSED OF LICENSED MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

COORDINATES AND MANAGES THE CARE OF PATIENTS TO FACILITATE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUALITY OUTCOMES. WORKS COLLABORATIVELY WITH PROVIDERS AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STAFF, INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TO THE ORGANIZATION, TO IDENTIFY AND RESOLVE ISSUES. PERFORMS AND PROVIDES CONSULTATION REGARDING UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN OPTIMUM VALUE FOR THE PATIENT.

PERFORMS NURSE VISITS, EDUCATION AND TELEPHONE TRIAGE TO ADDRESS PATIENT CONCERNS WHILE WORKING WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CLINICAL TEAM. ASSESSES PATIENT'S NON-CLINICAL NEEDS AND PROVIDES HEALTH EDUCATION FOR CALLERS TO THE PRACTICE.

2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHICH MUST BE PERFORMED IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT THE POSITION PURPOSE SUMMARIZED ABOVE:

(THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IS A GENERAL REPRESENTATION OF THE KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION. OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED, AS REQUIRED.)

A. OBTAIN BASELINE DATA ON ALL PATIENTS INCLUDING HISTORIES, VITAL SIGNS AND LAB TESTS AS INDICATED BY THE PATIENT PRESENTATION.

B. BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS TO ENCOURAGE TRUST, WHILE LISTENING TO AND INTERPRETING THEIR CLINICAL NEEDS AND CONCERNS.

C. LINKAGE AND REFERRAL TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT WILL SUPPORT THE PLAN OF CARE.

D. COLLECTING, MONITORING, AND OBTAINING DATA THAT SUPPORT MONITORING THE HEALTH NEEDS AND PLAN OF CARE FOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS.

E. ASSESS PATIENT PROBLEM; DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PATIENT CARE PLAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL AGENCIES.

F. ASSURE THE TIMELY AND ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION OF PATIENT CARE OBSERVATIONS AND ACTIVITIES.

G. PROVIDE ONGOING EDUCATION TO PATIENTS REGARDING SPECIFIC HEALTH AND/OR PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS. UTILIZING ESTABLISHED GUIDELINES AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.

H. EVALUATE PATIENT KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HEALTH, ILLNESS AND SELF-CARE PRACTICES; PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH HABITS.

I. DEMONSTRATED PROFICIENCY IN UTILIZING THE EMR SYSTEM FOR DOCUMENTING PATIENT CARE, REVIEWING THE RECORD FOR HEALTH MAINTENANCE NEEDS, ENTERING ORDERS, MEDICATION REFILL REQUIREMENTS, SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS, AND PROCESSING THE IN BASKET FOLDERS AND MESSAGES.

J. COLLABORATING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES REGARDING PATIENT HEALTH ISSUES.

K. PERFORM TELEPHONE TRIAGE: ASSESS PATIENT PROBLEM AND ADVISE TO ASSURE OPTIMAL OUTCOMES, INCLUDING NON-PSYCHIATRIC HEALTH ISSUES THAT MAY BE BETTER MANAGED BY PCP TEAM NURSE THAN BH NURSE.

L. MAINTAIN UPDATED KNOWLEDGE OF TELEPHONE CARE PRACTICES AND CLINICAL SKILLS IN DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION.

M. WORKS WITH LINKAGE COORDINATOR TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT THROUGH ACTIVE INTEGRATION OF MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES. ASSIST THE PATIENT WITH GOAL SETTING AND COMPLYING WITH THE TREATMENT PLAN WHICH INCLUDES THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERNAL/EXTERNAL REFERRALS AND FOLLOWING UP FREQUENTLY WITH PATIENTS OVER THE PHONE.

N. MANAGE MEDICATION CHANGES, REFILL REQUESTS, AND ORDERS FROM THE PSYCHIATRIC PROVIDERS.

O. OBTAIN PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS FOR MEDICATIONS AS DIRECTED BY THE PSYCHIATRIC PROVIDERS.

P. PROVIDING PATIENT INJECTIONS OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS (eg HALDOL DECANOATE, INVEGA SUSTENNA, RISPERDAL, CONSTA).

Q. ASSIST WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT CRISIS CALLS, HOT HANDOFFS AND PROVIDE BILLABLE SERVICES.

R. TRIAGE AND ASSIST WITH MANAGING BH WALK IN PATIENTS.

S. MEET WITH PATIENTS TO ADDRESS MEDICATION SIDE EFFECT CONCERNS AND MANAGE OUTCOMES WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROVIDERS.

T. SHARE KNOWLEDGE/TRAIN BH STAFF TO INCREASE THEIR BASE KNOWLEDGE/UNDERSTANDING OF MEDICAL ISSUES AND IMPACT ON EMOTIONAL HEALTH.

U. ASSIST PSYCHIATRIC PROVIDERS WITH RESOURCES NECESSARY TO PERFORM THEIR PATIENT CARE IN THE MOST CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE AND COMPASSIONATE MANNER WHILE STRIVING FOR GREATER EFFICIENCIES IN CARE DELIVERY.

3. QUALIFICATIONS:

A. SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING OR SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THIS POSITION. SPECIFIC CONCEPTS, COURSES, TRAINING PROGRAMS OR REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

(TO PERFORM THIS POSITION SUCCESSFULLY, AN INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM EACH ESSENTIAL DUTY SATISFACTORILY. THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.)

LICENSED REGISTERED NURSE IN THE STATE OF OHIO.

DEMONSTRATED UNDERSTANDING OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND CLINICAL NURSING SKILLS.

DEMONSTRATED UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNITY HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH,

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT AND INTEREST IN TEACHING PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND GROUPS.

DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT TO CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

DEMONSTRATED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY, INCLUDING MICROSOFT OFFICE AND EMR.

DEMONSTRATED INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND UNDERSTANDING OF UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS.

DEMONSTRATED TEAM MEMBERSHIP SKILLS

B. ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

(THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT DESCRIBED BELOW ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE THAT MUST BE MET BY AN EMPLOYEE TO SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.)

ABILITY TO SEE, COMMUNICATE, HEAR AND UTILIZE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES.

DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO WALK, SIT OR STAND FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. REQUIRES SOME LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS.

WORK ENVIRONMENT IS STRESSFUL AT TIMES.

C. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE THAT IS NECESSARY BACKGROUND TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION:

MODERATE LEVEL OF BROAD, GENERAL NURSING EXPERIENCE.

REPORTS TO AND EVALUATED BY:

MANAGER OF CLINICAL SERVICES/VP BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AND INTERGRATION

Employment Type: Temporary
Work Hours: Part Time

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