RN/LPN on the Psychiatric Prescriber team provide ancillary/nursing services to clients with mental illness who are patients of Hiawatha Valley prescribers.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides skilled nursing services that promote consumer recovery.
    1. Room clients before and after they are seen by psychiatric prescribers and complete all meaningful use measures needed (i.e. height, weight, BP, other symptom related communication, medication education, other as needed to maximize client contact time with prescribers.)
    2. Document all nursing clinical documentation in the client record promptly and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
    3. Develop therapeutic relationships with clients and family that respect boundaries, promote the highest level of self-determination and facilitate open discussion of needs.
    4. Make and implement care recommendations, either independently or in conjunction with psychiatrists and CNS, case management and/or other providers.
    5. Implements the Nursing component of the service plan through regular communication and visitation with the client in collaboration with the psychiatrist.
    6. Monitor medications, provide medication education, administer medications, report medication response and side effects to physician. Provide the family with medication teaching as needed.
    7. Assess and teach medication management and relapse management skills to the client during each visit, as indicated.
    8. Makes referrals to the medical community and other providers as warranted by client status, assist clients in follow-up of referral.
    9. Assures that all available psychiatric and medical services are in place.
    10. Initiates appropriate action in crisis or emergency situations, communicates and collaborates with family and other support system.
    11. Communicates pertinent information about clients’ status to staff and discuss at clients’ case review.
    12. Provides consultation in areas of competencies as requested, within parameters of professional nursing practice.
    13. Maintains a high standard of professionalism, a positive attitude and appropriate personal appearance while performing duties.
    14. Maintains competence through planned and continuous professional growth and development. Demonstrates current Nursing knowledge and competencies.
    15. Document assessments timely and accurately.
  • Comply with all safety and health standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    1. Provide support, information and community contacts to clients who have special needs.
    2. Complete relevant and required training.
    3. Assist in development of training opportunities for clients.
    4. Develop and implement activities that meet clients’ special needs and are accessible through special accommodations.
  • To be sensitive to the cultural differences of consumers so that their specific needs may be met.
    1. Provide support, information and community contacts to clients who have special needs.
    2. Complete relevant and required training.
    3. Assist in development of training opportunities for clients.
    4. Develop and implement activities that meet clients’ special needs and are accessible through special accommodations.
  • Other nursing duties as needed by the Psychiatry Department.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION:

  1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  3. This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Laptop, computer, blood pressure cuff, standard office equipment (scanner, printer, copier, fax machine).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Individual must be currently licensed to practice as an RN in the State of Minnesota, BSN required for RN designation, LPN also acceptable.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with persons who experience serious and persistent mental health problems.  Knowledge of mental health service delivery and case management principles with a treatment service continuum.
  • Understanding of and respect for therapeutic professional boundaries with clients.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and County laws and regulations which impact upon service delivery.
  • Awareness of ethnic, cultural and socio-economic factors with the assessment and intervention process.  The person in this job must be sensitive to and respectful of the cultural and other differences that s/he will encounter in interacting with co-workers and in serving our customers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to assess client needs, facilitate access and coordinate planning to meet consumer discharge and transition needs.
  • Ability to serve as a team leader and ability to coordinate the efforts of other team members for assigned cases.
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to diverse consumer needs.
  • Ability to work cooperatively within the context of a multidisciplinary and multi-agency, community-based service team and ability to function independently and make decisions as needed.
  • Ability to assess vulnerability and to employ least intrusive intervention as a means to address.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing service continuum, unpredictable changes in consumer service needs and unfamiliar circumstances.
  • Active listening skills, negotiation, de-escalation and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to monitor and document consumer progress.
  • Ability to address shifting priorities and to organize and prioritize workload to effectively meet consumer needs and other service provider expectations.
  • Has advanced mental health clinical Nursing skills, strong interpersonal and public relation skills.  Must possess current, valid Minnesota driver’s license.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Smoke/drug free environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, and the like.

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Benefits

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center strives to bring exceptional behavioral health support to the communities we serve, while providing excellent employee benefits! We offer a flexible working environment, competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package including health, life, disability, dental insurance, 403B,and paid time off.

EOE/AA – Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.

Questions or trouble applying? Please contact Human Resources at 507-454-4341 or hr@hvmhc.org.

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