The ACT team psychiatric nurse manager is responsible for conducting mobile nursing and psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of community-based treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Take the lead role in providing medication administration, medication education, and medical services.
- Support consumer’s right to choose/informed decision making regarding medication.
- Under the direction of the team psychiatrist, develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording prescribed psychotropic medications.
- Evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol.
- Under the direction of the psychiatrist and in collaboration with the other nursing team member, organize and manage the system of getting medication to clients.
- Manage pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies.
- In collaboration with the team psychiatrist, coordinate, schedule, and administer medial assessments of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinate psychiatric treatment with medical treatment.
- Participate in and conduct parts of the client-centered comprehensive assessment.
- Provide care coordination, including developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising treatment goals, providing individual supportive therapy and symptom management, and supporting clients’ families.
- Provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual or group basis in the office or community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to assist clients to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
- Provide practical help and side-by-side coaching, problem-solving, training, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living.
- Provide on-call crisis coverage and back up coverage on a rotating basis with other team members.
- Document client progress to maintain a permanent MAR of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
- Current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Registered Nurse licensure.
- Sound theoretical knowledge of psychopathology, knowledge of major psychotropic medications and their side effects, and awareness of commonly abused substances and their side effects.
- Previous supervisory experience preferred.
- A valid PA Driver’s license and good driving record.
- A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.
Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer