Advocacy / Non-Profit, Community Health Center/Community Clinic, Integrated Healthcare Delivery System, Outpatient Care Center, Public Health
JOB TITLE: APRN
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time / Part-time
SCHEDULED HOURS: 20-40 hours/week
PROGRAM: Adult & Children's Outpatient Programs
SITE LOCATION: CT (Manchester, East Hartford & Mansfield)
OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:
To provide high quality psychiatric services to clients.
Direct service to clients, consultation to staff and external payors, providers, etc.
POSITION CORE COMPETENCIES:
Interpersonal Communication: Establishes positive rapport and trust with clients and co-workers; demonstrates core Trauma Informed and Gender Specific Services value of Trustworthiness.
Collaboration & Teamwork: Effectively participates as a team member to advance common team goals; demonstrates core Trauma Informed and Gender Specific Services value of Collaboration.
Cultural Competence, Diversity & inclusion: Effectively and respectfully works with others who have diverse traditions, beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes and behaviors.
Systems Oriented Practice: Functions effectively within the organizational and financial structures of CHR and other external systems in which they interact. Maintains the standards set forth by professional ethical guidelines and the code of conduct of CHR.
Quality & Performance Improvement: Works individually and within teams to improve skills and to achieve performance goals and improve outcomes; demonstrates core Trauma Informed and Gender Specific Services values of Choice & Empowerment.
Informatics: Uses information technology to support and improve organizational effectiveness.
Safety Environment: Identifies, prevents and reports unsafe situations; uses appropriate procedures to assure safety environment; demonstrates core Trauma Informed and Gender Specific Services value of Safety.
Screening & Assessment: Conducts brief, evidence-based and developmentally appropriate screening and conducts or arranges for more detailed assessments when indicated.
Care Planning & Care Coordination: Creates and/or implements integrated care plans, ensures access to linked services; exchanges information among clients, family members, and providers.
Intervention: Provides range of brief, focused prevention, treatment and recovery services for clients.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides administration of medications as indicated in agency policies and procedures under the direction and supervision of the agency MD.
Direct Treatment Services:
Provides treatment services consistent with those authorized by payors and agency clinical standards and guidelines.
Provide direct clinical services to clients, which may include; psychiatric evaluations, diagnostic assessments, ongoing treatment as well as crisis planning and response.
Maintain positive working relationships with community health organizations and outside medical services to ensure coordination of client care.
Provide training and consultation to staff as indicated.
Develop programs and psycho-educational interventions for clients across the agency on issues such as wellness, side effects, health, etc.
Participates in case conferences/consultations, as required, and in team meetings and training as needed.
Makes comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments of client and develops focus of treatment.
Provides comprehensive and clear case formulation.
Makes clinically appropriate, focused, goal-oriented treatment plans and reviews as required by agency guidelines.
Provides individual, group and/or family therapy as appropriate.
Assesses level of care needs/changes and follows up with and/or makes referrals to appropriate type of treatment and length of treatment.
Provides brief treatment for clients who do not have a major mental illness.
For the client who has a serious and pervasive mental illness, provides acute treatment services when indicated and ongoing supportive, less intensive treatment to facilitate continuous stability.
Makes risk assessments and follows through as clinically indicated in client crisis.
Demonstrates competency in age-related or specialty issues and developmental needs for each population served.
Makes collateral contacts with clients’ natural support network; with other team members in-house; with other professionals/providers/agencies and in-patient treatment settings.
Collaborates with the team to arrange for admission to other levels of care or referrals to other services.
Completes all client record keeping conforming with agency policy and procedures (form, content, timeliness).
Completes all necessary information to support transactions with insurance and managed care companies (written and telephone) comprehensively and in a timely manner.
Completes any other required administrative record keeping or tasks relevant to the functioning of the agency/department/staff role per policy and procedures, or as assigned by supervisor or Program Director.
As plan manager co-ordinates client’s treatment with other providers in and outside the agency and completes all referrals as needed.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides clinical leadership role.
Provides staff supervision when assigned.
Provide clinical supervision and consultation to case management teams as assigned.
Participation in agency/departmental committees as required.
Takes responsibility for own professional growth and development within and outside of the agency. Participates in individual/group supervision, case conferences and any other training provided internally that is relevant to one’s role and work focus.
Attends administrative, clinical and programmatic staff meetings.
May perform other assignments and duties, as area needs required.
Experience: 5 years experience in adult or child mental health. Community mental health experience preferred.
With the right help people can and do live healthier, happier lives.
We often overlook – or don’t understand – the importance of good mental health as a part of a healthy, fulfilling life. Mental illness, substance abuse and emotional issues are just as real as other illnesses – such as cancer or diabetes – and can have a tremendous impact on the individuals and families it touches.
CHR offe...rs the most comprehensive array of mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness programs and integrated care services to children, adults and families in Central and Eastern Connecticut. We assist individuals in fulfilling their goals by instilling hope and providing services delivered with skill, respect and compassion. With the right help people can and do live healthier, happier lives.
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