FACT APRN Provider
|Title:||FACT APRN Provider|
|Department:||Adult Outpatient Services|
|Location:||200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084|
Working Hours: 40 hrs; Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm
This is a professional medical position in which the APRN serves as a member of a self-contained, multidisciplinary team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The incumbent in conjunction with the team leader, has overall clinical responsibility for monitoring client treatment and staff delivery of clinical services. The APRN provides psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment; clinical supervision, education, and training of the team; and development, maintenance, and supervision of medication and psychiatric and medical treatment policies and procedures. Employee must have the ability to make complex clinical treatment and rehabilitation decisions and provide recommendations regarding client treatment keeping supervisor apprised of critical issues. Work is reviewed through periodic meetings, reports written, performance indicator results, direct observation, and conformance with agency/program policies, procedures and practices, state and federal regulations.
APRN with a Florida License and ANCC certification with a specialty in psychiatry. Strong clinical skills and experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
- The person in this position must have a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe mental illnesses and be knowledgeable about the PACT model.
- Considerable knowledge of all psychiatric procedures, medications, side effects, and mental illnesses relating to the severely and persistently mentally ill adult population.
- Knowledge of all clinical tests and their applications. Knowledge of all state and federal laws and regulations relating to their profession.
- Knowledge of pharmacology, psychotherapy, physical assessments, neurological psychiatric evaluations.
- Knowledge of growth and development issues for adults.
- Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate/therapeutic communication, boundaries, and activities with adults; demonstrated knowledge of treatment interventions/techniques and common clinical conditions for adults; demonstrated knowledge of common side effects of medications used to treat conditions demonstrated by adults as well as side effects to be aware of.
- Demonstrated knowledge of basic nutritional needs of adults.
- Skills to monitor client’s condition and assess their behavior specific to the age and disability of the person served in a professional and courteous manner; skills to effectively assess and monitor the side effects of medications specific to the age and disability of the persons served.
- Ability to follow procedure, chart medical documentation in client’s permanent record; ability to maintain composure in an emergency/stressful situation; ability to communicate effectively and develop professional relationships with the persons served, staff and other allied health professionals.
- Provider for FACT clients from St. Johns and Putnam counties.
- Conducts psychiatric assessments including psychiatric history, course of illness, response to treatment, mental status examination, and 5 Axis DSM IV diagnoses and present assessment results at daily team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
- Supervises the treatment team in the comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical 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
- Collaborates with the registered nurses in assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatments.
- Prescribes psychotropic medications and conducts regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects and educates clients regarding psychotropic medications
- Performs individual, group, and family supportive therapy and illness education in the process of carrying out the tasks above.
- With other team members, provides support, education and counseling to family members of clients to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment process, and assist in their family member’s progress.
- Provides on-site crisis assessment and management of clients during regular work hours, both on-site and over the phone, during other hours, and as on-call backup to the first-line on-call staff.
- Is actively involved in both acute and long-term psychiatric inpatient treatment of clients including initiation and facilitation of admission to the hospital; regular communication and consultation with the attending psychiatrist; frequent communication with staff and clients in the hospital; and along with other team members, collaboration with the inpatient staff in the planning and implementation of treatment and discharge to the community.
- Submits written reports and oral testimony and presentation of opinion in commitment and other legal proceedings and in a wide range of treatment, rehabilitative, and support services matters (e.g., Social Security applications, prior authorization of medication, etc.).
- Regularly attends daily organization staff meetings at least one per week to assess patient status and progress, to coordinate treatment activities, and develop treatment solutions to problems other staff are having.
- Participates in and supervises the development of the comprehensive treatment plan for each patient at treatment planning meetings.
- Assists the team leader in the administration of the clinical program and the clinical supervision of individual team members, providing information and opinion regarding the performance of individual staff in order to assist in employee performance reviews.
- Trains staff in the knowledge of skills basic to the treatment of person with severe and persistent mental illnesses
- Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
- Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
- Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
- Shows respect to others.
- Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
- Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled
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