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Psychiatric Nurse
Req Code:2020:2381-004
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2381-DELCO ACT
Schedule:M-F
  
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. 

We are seeking a qualified Psychiatric Nurse interested in joining our Assertive Community Treatment team in Delaware County PA.

The Psychiatric Nurse is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; screening participants for medical problems/side effects; assessing physical health needs; communicating and coordinating services with other medical providers; engaging in health promotion, prevention and education activities; providing management and administration of the medication system including documenting treatment in conjunction with the psychiatrist and developing strategies to maximize the taking of medications as prescribed; providing training to other team members to help them monitor psychiatric symptoms and medication side effects and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff. Frequent visits to participants' homes and local travel using agency vehicles. Some of the responsibilities include the following:

• Provide 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.
• Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
• Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
• Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services.
• Provide individual and group treatment in the office and in community settings in a stage-based treatment model that is non-confrontational, considers interactions of mental illness
and substance abuse, and has client-determined goals.

• Plan and provides work-related supportive services, such as assistance with grooming and person hygiene. Securing of appropriate clothing, wake-up calls and transportation.

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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