The Home Intervention RN provides professional nursing supervision and care to consumers in crisis who would generally receive services in a hospital environment. Provides nursing support to Home Intervention Counselors.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Familiarize self with each client in the program by reading charts and receiving report from counselors.
Perform physical and psychiatric assessments.
Initiate consults with medical doctors/psychiatric providers.
Write daily nursing notes.
Provide professional nursing leadership to Counselors, upholding nursing protocols, standards, and mission.
Offer as needed nursing consult and be available to answer staff and client questions related to nursing/medications.
Maintain/participate in direct communication with Director regarding client, staff, or program issues.
Inform Director of medical supplies running low.
Routinely handle, count and document controlled substances.
Delegate medication administration duties to Counselors.
Facilitate nursing component of admissions to the program- call the psychiatric provider to receive telephone orders for all incoming medications, receiving, handling, and counting medications, filling medication sticks, preparing all necessary medical documentation to go into the MAR chart, training staff as necessary for special instructions/orders
Participate as needed in nursing component of discharge from the program- Transcribing discharge instructions and reviewing medications and side effects with clients before their departure.
Perform duties as needed as described for Home Intervention Counselor.
Other duties as assigned.
Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record, and a safe, insured vehicle required.
Associates degree and Vermont licensure as a registered nurse, with experience working with people with mental illness preferred.
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