ACT Nurse (Assertive Community Treatment) - Amelia, OH
Nursing position that doesn't require weekends or night shifts!
Amelia, OH 
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Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Are you a registered nurse and want to help individuals in the community? We have a full benefits package and hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. This position will be located at our Amelia office!

ACT Team Members serve as members of a multidisciplinary team and provides services as both a specialist and a generalist to the all clients on the team. Clients on the ACT team are those who meet ACT Diagnostic criteria of severe mentally illness, whose functioning is significantly impaired by their mental illness and who have not been successful with traditional care management services. Clients may be dually diagnosed with a Co-occuring substance use disorder. The specialist role of the ACT Nurse implements and monitors a holistic plan of care for behavioral health patients.


Position Responsibilities:
  • Provides direct services to patients within a psychiatric nursing focus to include:
  • Medication education including names of medications, dosages, action, side effects, risks, visual identification of psychiatric medications and the affect of substance abuse, allergies, medical history and drug interactions.
  • Promotes holistic healthcare in collaboration with other disciplines. Takes the lead, along with the ACT Team Leader, in monitoring, collaborating and coordinating with Primary Care and Medical Specialists for chronic health conditions. Ensures medical appointments are scheduled and, along with team, ensures client attendance. Provides care coordination and attends medical appointments as needed. Assists patients with accessing/linking/utilizing community-based health and medical care resources. Works to ensure a smooth transition from inpatient care and recommends interventions to improve transition.
  • Gains knowledge of ACT, IDDT, IPS-SE and Housing First Evidenced Based Practices
  • Psychiatric medication administration including injections.
  • Tracks client’s psychiatric medications refills or due date of injection, Assessing effectiveness; actions, side effects and complications. Assisting in obtaining psychiatric medications when necessary.
  • Works with the team members in an outreach capacity, including coordinating and collaborating with the team members and psychiatrist regarding nursing services.
  • Will work closely with the teams to identify/evaluate factors leading to relapse, will collaborate with team and other providers to develop and implement service interventions to ensure relapse prevention and patient holistic health stability.
  • Provides individual education and assistance with holistic health and lifestyle issues such as; personal hygiene, exercise, and nutrition as it relates to and is necessary to their psychiatric functioning.
Position Requirements:
  • Licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing as Registered Nurse required.
  • BSN strongly preferred.
  • Experience in working with persons who have a chronic mental illness preferred.
  • Position requires frequent driving of the employee’s personal vehicle.  A valid driver’s license, vehicle, and insurable driving record are required.
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Contact Information
Claire McCandless cmccandless@gcbhs.com
Job Summary
Start Date
Immediately
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
Open
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