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WestCare Careers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Description

Working as part of a collaborative care team, providing patient centered focused service delivery in treatment settings in the community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Screen populations from various age groups with behavioral health needs
  • Completes and records initial and subsequent nursing assessment of each patient’s physical and mental status according to program protocols using interview, observation skills, and physical assessment techniques and communicates findings verbally and/or via written documentation
  • Assigns acuity levels based on risk stratification methods specified by the organization
  • Provide structure, and maintains a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other members of the healthcare team
  • Intervene during psychiatric emergencies/patient crisis using evidence based practice strategies
  • Assist in developing positive relationships that support the client in meeting their personal goals
  • Receives and transcribes verbal and written provider’s orders according to established standards to ensure accurate treatment of patients
  • Offers coaching on medication management
  • Administers medications and carries out physician's orders as prescribed
  • Evaluates therapies and care provided to individuals served
  • Participates in collaborative care team meetings
  • Act as a collaborative team member to any program within the organization, leading and addressing comprehensive health promotion and behavioral health maintenance needs
  • Provide information and/or referrals to resources in the community for increased support and stabilization
  • Act as a liaison between the individual served and external care providers as they transition within the continuum of care
  • Facilitate preventative and restorative health and well-being education in individual, group and community settings
  • Reports to the Nursing supervisor according to the standards of care

Professional Development

  • Contributes to the development standards related to care and nursing procedures through participation on committees and assigned task groups
  • Participates in professional development activities and continuing educational programs to ensure currency in nursing practices and trends
  • Adheres to the nurse practice act of Nevada and all laws and rules governing the practice of registered nurses in order to maintain high standards of care and current licensure
  • Participates in performance and quality improvement measures to generate practice based evidence

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Current and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nevada
  • Certified Addiction Registered Nurse or the ability to obtain licensure within a year
  • Be able to utilize the organization’s electronic health record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, substance use/abuse, developmental disabilities, and/or other health conditions that impact behavioral health
  • At least one year of clinical experience; previous work experience in a related field may be substituted for clinical experience

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Las Vegas - 323 Maryland A - Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range: $36.06 - $36.06 Hourly

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