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Crisis Stabilization Nurse - 3rd Shift or Swing


  • Mount Rogers Community Services Board
  • 10/19/19
  • Wytheville, VA
  • 24382
  • Min: $37,131 - Max: $63,111 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Summary:
Member of the sub-acute Crisis Stabilization Unit multidisciplinary team responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist, providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff.

Essential Functions:
1. To provide initial and ongoing face to face and/or telemedicine assessments to individuals referred to the crisis stabilization unit and provide input to Team Leader.
2. To document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
3. To participate in staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
4. To take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services.
5. To under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other nurses on the team, develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the team psychiatrist; evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol. Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team, organize and manage a system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration into clients individual treatment plans. Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team, manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. In collaboration with the team psychiatrist, coordinate, schedule, and administer medical assessments of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinate psychiatric treatment with medical treatment.
6. To provide ongoing assessment of clients' mental illness symptoms and response to treatment. Make appropriate changes in treatment plans as necessary to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which puts clients at risk (e.g. suicidal).
7. To provide symptom education to enable clients to identify their mental illness symptoms.
8. To provide individual and group treatment within the crisis stabilization unit in a model that is non-confrontational, considers interactions of mental illness and substance abuse, and has client-determined goals.

Job Requirements:
Masters, Bachelors or Associates Degree in nursing and licensed as a registered nurse.
One year of work experience in a psychiatric setting (inpatient or community).
Must meet Board of Health Professions registration requirements for QMHP (A or C or A-Trainee or C-Trainee).
Valid drivers license.


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