PACT Registered Nurse Supervisor
Posted on Nov 22, 2018 by City Of Alexandria Virginia
Registered Nurse Supervisor
Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Registered Nurse Supervisor position.
What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:
- Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
- Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
- Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
- Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship
This is a Registered Nurse Supervisor position with the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT); which follows the SAMHSA service delivery model for treatment of adults with persistent mental illness. The PACT team is highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and community based. The vast majority of service provision takes place in the community. The PACT Registered Nurse Supervisor will provide specialized nursing services which include nursing assessments, administering and monitoring of medication, care coordination and crisis intervention to clients with serious mental illness and/ or co-occurring disorders. The PACT Registered Nurse Supervisor is responsible for clients who may also have acute or chronic medical disorders, or be at risk for infection diseases such as hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, TB and STDs. Clients served by the nurse may require frequent monitoring of medication intake and bio-psychosocial functioning. This PACT Registered Nurse Supervisor may also serve as a liaison between clients and other community providers and assist in coordinating services as well as providing case management. This position also supervises two PACT Registered Nurse positions and is responsible for maintaining the PACT client medication room.
What You Should Bring
The idea candidate should have Good knowledge of nursing and clinic policies and procedures; good knowledge of approved medical terminology and abbreviations; good knowledge of the function, use, maintenance, and safety precautions of all equipment used; ability to clinically evaluate patients/clients before medicating; ability to monitor clients on a variety of medications; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to provide nursing services to difficult and complex patient and client cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships between staff, hospital employees, administration, physicians, visitors and patients; ability to chart accurately, legibly, and completely all entries on medical records/controlled substance inventories.
- Working in a highly collaborative supportive community based environment;
- Supervises two PACT Registered Nurse positions;
- Oversees operation of the medication room;
- Coordinates care for clients needing treatment for chronic medical/psychological problems;
- Assesses clients for current health status;
- Refers clients with medical needs to an appropriate resource for care;
- Performs treatment procedures for clients when feasible;
- Develops and conducts approved health care training such as, but not limited to medication administration and annual medication refresher training;
- Meets with staff to review client cases for medical implications when requesting treatment and/or aftercare;
- Attends daily PACT meetings to discuss client cases;
- Transports clients to medical and/or psychiatric appointments as needed;
- Works in cooperation with medical supervisor overseeing client care;
- Extends follow up or assistance to clients having difficulty obtaining needed health care;
- Develops appropriate health care discharge plans for patients;
- Other related duties as assigned.
About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.