Job Description: Responsible for providing direct care services to adult patients. Primary responsibilities include psychiatric and substance use evaluation of patients admitted to the program in accordance with clinical policy and procedures, psychiatric treatment interventions including pharmacotherapy (if appropriate), patient and family education and psychotropic medication, and on-site assessment of patient risk to determine the need for hospitalization.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Job Functions
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Demonstrates commitment to the highest standards of care, superior service and compassion in order to meet the needs of all clients.
- Represents APRN role and perspective in multi-disciplinary meetings.
- Formulates clear treatment goals for patients based on assessments, as indicated in the treatment plan, and updates treatment goals as patient’s needs change as reflected in progress notes.
- Prescreens patients to ensure that they meet basic criteria for acceptance into the programs.
- Provides direct services to individuals, couples, families and groups in accordance with the treatment plan to achieve treatment goals.
- Demonstrates a consistent ability to use psychopharmacologic agents appropriately in an adult patient population.
- Participates in development of CQI criteria reflecting the unique contributions of the nursing profession.
Minimin Training Experience and Medical Certifications
Master of Science degree in Nursing (M.S.N.). Certification in psychiatric clinical specialty. Current professional licensure in Connecticut as an APRN. Three to five years’ experience in specialty area. Experienced in the delivery of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Problem-solving, planning, assessing, implementing, and evaluating care with psychiatric patients. Strong writing and verbal communication skills. Effective interpersonal relationship skills.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve sedentary to light work, involving some reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling of objects and materials.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
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