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Psychiatric Nurse
Req Code:2019:2380-009
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2380-H.O.P.E. (PACT)
Schedule:m-f 8:30-4:30
  
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice.

Our Delaware County, Pennsylvania location is seeking a dedicated Professional to fill the following Full Time Registered Nurse opening with our H.O.P.E (PACT) team.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing of a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff.

This position receives clinical and administrative supervision from the PACT Director or authorized professional PACT team members and is responsible for;

Providing service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT); assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT, providing individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients’ needs change, educating and supporting clients’ families and advocating for clients’ rights and preferences.

Participating in and conducting parts of the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and response, and risk behaviors). Mental status, and diagnosis; physical health 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 relationship.

Consulting with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.

Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and in collaboration with other registered nurses on the team. Developing, revising, maintaining, and supervising team psycho-pharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures, including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and record psychotropic medication prescribed by the team psychiatrist, evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness complications and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol.

Job Qualifications:


Board Certified Licensed RN in the State of PA.

Prior experience in servicing community mental health facilities and their psychiatric needs.

Comprehensive knowledge of psychiatric clinical and psychosocial rehabilitation practices.

Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Very strong organizational and analytical skills.

Team and detail oriented.

Must be available for scheduled emergency on-call service.


Scope:

Frequent talking and listening. 

May require verbal crisis intervention assistance in emergency situations.

Must be available for local travel and possess a valid driver’s license.

Scheduling flexibility and possible on-call work are necessary.

May be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend, which may include direct intervention with clients.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including: medical & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more.

To be considered an applicant, please complete the pre-employment application.
Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 

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