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Registered Nurse - Team Services

Company: Kenneth Young Center
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Team Services You are key to our vision: Together We Thrive. At Kenneth Young Center, our staff come together with volunteers, community partners, and the people we serve to create holistic systems of care through interwoven behavioral health programs, older adult services, and community health initiatives. Our team welcomes and celebrates unique perspectives, and represents the diversity and vitality of our local communities. This role helps realize our mission: We partner with communities to support people of all ages to navigate life's challenges through personalized prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Join our team to grow in your career while building stronger, healthier communities. Job Scope: Act as Registered Nurse (RN) as a team member providing intensive, holistic and recovery-oriented behavioral health and nurse care management services to persons living with serious and persistent mental illness who live independently in the community. Provide medication management, reconciliation, psychoeducation, and coordinate physical health services. CST (Community Support Team) and ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) team members provide and coordinate a range of individual treatment services that target assessed areas of functional impairment and promote independence through the development and use of natural community supports. Treatment services are delivered at flexible times that meet consumers' needs and in a variety of settings including an individual's home, hospital, emergency room, and other medical providers. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Accommodation for medical and religious exemption will be considered. Weekly testing required for approved vaccination exemptions. Clinical Responsibilities
Assigned as Registered Nurse as an integrated team member on a CST (Community Support Team) or ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) team
Coordinate and attend healthcare appointments for individuals receiving Team Services.
Provide consultation and care coordination with outside medical providers and internal psychiatrist, APN, and RN staff.
Provide basic health screenings, psychoeducation and coaching to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness around medications, chronic medical conditions, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and mental illness diagnoses and symptoms.
Provide education and guidance to coworkers related to the healthcare needs of individuals served by the assigned team.
Coordinate and facilitate medication refills, medication injections, medical and insurance authorizations, and other case management healthcare needs.
Receive, review, and file lab reports and alert all physicians involved in care of results and any abnormal findings that need to be addressed.
Administer medications, complete medication reconciliation, pack medications for members, and recommend medication witnessing schedule.
Utilize a variety of person-centered modalities including motivational interviewing to build rapport and supply a solid, consistent presence in the lives of individuals we serve.
Assessment, service planning, crisis stabilization, and prevention planning.
Provide skill development and training for social skills and activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living to participants.
Assist with discharge planning and transition for individuals moving from nursing facilities, hospitals, and other higher levels of support.
Provide referrals and information regarding resources to increase support and stabilization consistent with assessed needs and consumer's desired outcomes.
Provide support to clients who are homeless or residing in temporary housing to locate permanent housing as part of their comprehensive treatment plan
Develop and lead/co-lead illness education and skill development groups
Meet regularly with Team members to integrate care provision and share clinical responsibilities so that adequate coverage is available to clients at all times
Coordinate with Comprehensive Transition Team and Front Door Team members to support transitions to more independent living
Routinely consult with other KYC Team members including front door, comprehensive transition team, vocational, psychosocial rehabilitation, substance use, outpatient therapy, and psychiatry to address specific client related clinical issues and coordinate care strategies
Promote opportunities for clients to build natural systems of support within their communities through exposure to recreational, spiritual, educational, vocational, volunteer and civic activities
Opportunity to participate with other Team members in regular 24/7 on-call crisis and stabilization coverage [optional]
Administrative and Performance Requirements
Work with Team Supervisor, Program Assistant, and Team members to assess, plan, and participate in provision of services
Meet productivity target estimated at 40-45% billable service
Participate in supervision as directed and seek additional clinical and program consultation as needed
Participate in All Staff meetings, Department meetings, Team meetings, and other staff meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures
Complete all clinical documentation and required reports in an accurate and timely manner following KYC policies
Meet agency quality and compliance standards
Education, Experience and Other Requirements
Registered Nurse (RN) with current Illinois License
Preferred 6 months nursing experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness
BSN degree preferred, AAS degree with mental health or clinic experience may be considered
Preferred exposure to working in non-traditional treatment environments i.e.in-home, residential, hospital, nursing facility, and community settings
Computer and smartphone proficiency, working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, team communication platforms (ex Microsoft Teams), Internet skills, and smartphone applications and messaging
Applicant must have a valid IL Driver's License and daily access to a well maintained/insured vehicle
Kenneth Young Center offers a robust benefit package that is highly competitive to the market. KYC offers all full-time employees the following:
403(b) plan with organizational matching
Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois) including 2 options (HMO and limited network PPO) that are completely free to the employee with no employee paid premiums at the employee-only coverage level.
Dental (BCBS), and Vision Insurance (UNUM) with low employee premiums
Long Term and Short Term Disability (UNUM), no cost to employee
Flexible Spending Account (with up to $550 annual rollover)
Basic life insurance (50k) paid for by the organization and option for additional voluntary coverage for self, spouse, or dependents (UNUM)
Clinical supervision for licensure and approximately 12-20 CEUs offered during regular work hours at no extra cost per year
Work laptop provided
Supportive supervisors and managers, opportunities to grow and develop
Incentive program with potential for quarterly bonuses
Option to "cash-out" up to one week of unused PTO at end of year, opportunity for annual bonus, and annual salary increase (discretionary based on annual KYC financial audit)
Eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
To further promote an active and healthy work/life balance, KYC also offers a generous amount of paid time off and staff holidays.
8 Paid Organization-Wide Holidays (Juneteenth added for 2022)
3 Personal Floating Holidays annually
4 weeks of Paid Time Off (With increases based on seniority)
Flexible schedule; 37.5 hour work week in a hybrid environment
Kenneth Young Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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