Nurse Manager (Coordinator) - Behavioral Health Inpatient 209
Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 122 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!
As Part of the Telecare Family, Multnomah Crisis and Treatment Center (CATC) is a subacute 16-bed, 24/7 program that serves as a secure short-term crisis program for adults with persistent and serious mental illness, who live in Multnomah County.
The Nurse Coordinator is a treatment team member who is responsible for supervising designated staff and performs evaluations. The Nurse Coordinator ensures that the physical and psychological needs of members served through direct and indirect services in a manner consistent with Rehabilitation and Recovery principles. S/he performs activities that may be carried out only by professional nursing personnel.
Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the state of program operations with four (4) years of full-time experience in psychiatric mental health nursing OR
Must qualify as a QMHP in the state of Oregon
MSN with one (1) year full-time experience OR B.S.N. with two (2) years of full-time experience in a psychiatric setting
Must be at least 18 years of age• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply
One (1) year of experience in a community-based setting
Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
Provides supervision for designated staff
Maintains and establishes a therapeutic relationship with members served
Participates on multidisciplinary teams, providing information or services consistent with Recovery principles
Provides staff training and consultation as requested
Provides individualized education and information to members served regarding their illness, medication, side effects, etc.
Assists the Psychiatrist and Treatment Team as needed
Supervises the ordering of medical supplies and oversees medication system
Ensures appropriate authorizations for medication reimbursement
Provides linkages and referrals to other agencies
Ensures discharges are completed effectively and efficiently
Performs nursing assessments, interventions, medication oversight, and administration as needed
Reports members served social, psychiatric, and physical behavior as indicated
Reviews and implements members served service plans
Actively participates in multidisciplinary staff meetings and treatment planning meetings
Assists Clinical Administrator and Team members in providing other services as needed
Provides 24-hour, on-call coverage on a rotating basis per program need and as assigned
Accepts risks inherent in working in a community-based program
Demonstrates knowledge of professional management of assaultive behavior techniques
If employed at Inpatient program, must assist with the restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management
Able to work with members served with multiple mental and physical disabilities
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, reach and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious).