Job Opportunity: Nurse-RN, ACT:
POSITION OVERVIEWESSENTIAL tasks AND RESPONSIBILITIES
» Conduct metabolic monitoring (tracking blood pressure, weight, and body mass index) for participants.
» Obtain and ensure processing of lab work for patients unable to have lab work done elsewhere in the community.
» Obtain lab results when participants have labs drawn by outside providers.
» Administer depot injections to patients on - site and in the community.
» Coordinate clozapine monitoring (obtaining lab results, reviewing them, and faxing prescriptions as needed.
» Assess responses to medications and symptoms.
» Assess for medication side effects and educate participants on how to manage side effects.
» Work with participants and families to collaboratively address medication issues.
» Coordinate care for medical issues, including providing referrals to community medical providers, scheduling appointments, and liaising with medical providers to obtain records.
» Conduct quarterly health screenings.
» Provide wellness counseling and education covering issues including healthy eating habits, exercise and fitness, stress management, birth control, and safer sex.
» Provide basic first aid and managing medical emergencies and crisis situations appropriately.
EDUCATION and LICENSURE
» Requires an AAS degree and at least one year of practice.
» Requires NYS professional certification as a Registered Nurse (RN).
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