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Registered Nurse (RN)-Medical Services

Company: Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is seeking two full-time Registered Nurses (RN) for the expansion of Integrated Care. The focus would be on health and wellness and would be responsible for providing general nursing and psychiatric services; these services include but are not limited to medical and psychiatric nursing assessments, vital signs, EKGs, venipuncture, intramuscular medication administration, urine drug screens, maintaining timely and thorough documentation of all services within regulatory and professional standards of practice. Work is performed under the administrative supervision of the Medical Services Practice Manager. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as assigned. Essential Functions Provide assessment and screening of the risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome. Obtains physician orders; collaborates with pharmacy and physician to assisting clients with medication refills as needed. Provides linkage to community resources to promote wellness. Administers medications both intramuscularly and orally according to nursing standards of practice. Provides medication and health wellness education to clients. Completes medically related assessments including mental status exams, primary care screenings, monitoring medication side effects and medication adherence, administering treatment scales, i.e. the PHQ9 and taking vital signs on all clients across the life span per agency policy. Draws blood and performs urine drug screens; labels specimens via computer printout; administers and interprets TB tests; processes gel top blood tubes via centrifuge; assists, monitors and tracks lab results. Reports abnormal lab results to the provider. Utilize universal precautions on all patients. Implements and utilizes collaborative documentation. Maintains thorough documentation of daily activities including nursing and treatment services. Attends and participates on integrated treatment team; attends staff meetings and trainings as required. Collaborates with primary care and substance use services as clinically indicated. Facilitates referrals to health professionals for behavioral health and medical needs. Maintains productivity standards as set by division. Coordinates schedules and ensures appropriate level of nursing services to clients to include monitoring, administration and documentation of injections, venipunctures and other nursing services; collaborates with treatment providers including primary care, developmental disabilities and substance use providers. Coordinates schedule with providers and front desk staff. Collaborates with all members of the client's treatment team providing nursing plans of care to be integrated into the client's treatment plan. Referrals to primary care as appropriate and in collaboration with primary service provider. Provides crisis intervention services as needed Orders medical supplies as needed and keeps workspace including labs clean and organized. Attends staff meetings as scheduled. Assists providers in the submission of prior authorizations as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience At a minimum an Associate's degree with coursework in nursing with at least 2 years of nursing experience to include 1 year of experience working with individuals with mental illnesses in a hospital or community mental health setting preferred. Licensed as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ability to utilize technology for the completion of all work related activities. Special Requirements Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. CPR certification Computer proficiency FULL TIME/PART-TIME Full time OPEN DATE 11/17/2019 CLOSE DATE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond. Integrated services are available for adults, children and families through a central intake unit. Services are provided directly by staff of the Authority and through contracts with private providers in the community.Mission: RBHA enhances the quality of life for the people of Richmond by promoting and providing quality behavioral health and developmental services that are available, accessible, and cost-effective. STARTING SALARY RANGE Negotiable depending on qualifications THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
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