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Registered Nurse for Assertive Community Treatment

Merakey

This is a Contract position in Stroudsburg, PA posted July 25, 2019.

Merakey is currently seeking aRegistered Nurse RN for ACT Teamto join our Merakey Adult Behavioral Health division in our Stroudsburgh, PA location.

ABOUT MERAKEY Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach.

With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.

WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs Highly competitive compensation plans Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company Flexible scheduling Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees POSITION DETAILS The Registered Nurse assists psychiatrists in all clinically-related administrative responsibilities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

Provides liaison with staff/programs of Merakey and external referral sources Provides appropriate medical and psychiatric consultation to staff, clients, and families Assists psychiatrists in development and maintenance of procedures Assists in obtaining medical and psychiatric information Assures necessary flow of medical and psychiatric information from psychiatrist to other appropriate The Stevens Center personnel, PCP’s, pharmacies, and outside consultations/referrals Assist consumers in identifying and accessing medical needs through regular assessment, and coordinating and assessing necessary medical services.

Demonstrate a Rehabilitation/Recovery value system toward service delivery by providing consumer-driven strength based approach to medical services, case management and crisis services.

Coordinate service delivery by other team members in relation to medical services.

Coordinate service delivery, both internal and external, in relation to medical services.

Complete initial nursing evaluations, including medical history summary, and yearly updates on each consumer.

Provide medication monitoring, education, and recording as needed.

Work closely with psychiatrist(s) to follow through with MD orders.

Assess consumers for symptoms and side effects of medication and provide education, management, and documentation as needed.

Educate and train staff, family members, and community providers in relation to all areas of medical treatment and its relationship to psychiatric treatment.

Maintain Pharmaceutical supplies, and other treatment supplies as required for assessment and treatment.

Participate in service plan meetings, treatment meetings with other providers, and team clinics, as indicated by team leader.

Follow through with clinical decisions as determined utilizing a team approach to problem solving.

Assist consumers in obtaining and maintaining basic living needs and skills related to housing, food, psychiatric and medical care, transportation, socialization, education, and employment in a manner that is clinically appropriate.

Perform On-Call responsibilities Fulfill unit requirements Complete all paperwork in an accurate and timely manner and complete all other duties as assigned.

APPLY TODAY http://www.merakey.org/careers Requisition Number: 44499 MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer