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Lead Nurse

Somerville, MA

Lead Nurse $80K to $85k plus $5k bonus Summary: In this role you will be responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; coordinating and organizing psychopharmacology services, and providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff. The Lead Nurse supervises the other two nurses on the team in the area of medical/medication issues. In this position you will • Provide case management for persons served, including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall Individual Action Plan goals and plans • Educating and supporting families, and advocating for persons served rights and preferences. • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships • Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process. • Perform shift management in coordination with other shift managers according to established policies and procedures. • Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime and weekend hours. • Document persons served progress to maintain a permanent record of persons served activity • Coordinate, schedule, and administer medical assessments of persons served physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinate psychiatric treatment with medical treatment. Knowledge and Skills: • Sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability, and gender issues • Knowledge and use of advocacy techniques • Knowledge and use of different communication styles • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with program persons served • Respect for persons served rights and personal preferences in treatment • Knowledge of human, legal, civil rights, community, and other resources • Skills and competence in the use of formal and informal assessment tools and practices • Ability to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team • Skills and competence to use crisis intervention techniques • Strong commitment to the right and ability of program persons served to live, work, and seek supports as the general population at large • Knowledge of therapy and teaching modalities • Clinical skills Typical Requirements: • Five years direct experience in clinical program management, quality improvement & supervision in a mental health setting. • RN in state of service required. • A high school diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. In some cases, experience may be substituted for education. Required Certifications Post Hire: • CPR required within two weeks of hire • CPSS r e q u i r ed • NET required • Module Training required within 3 months of hire Driving Requirements: Driving is a requirement for this position. If using a personal vehicle, you must possess and maintain adequate insurance as well as maintain a safe driving record which is subject to annual checks. A valid driver’s license must be presented at the time of employment. Incumbents must be at least 21 years of age, have maintained a valid US driver’s license for at least one year, and must be able to pass a driver’s screening background check.

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Posted on Aug 29, 2023

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