Your are responsible for providing direct services for clients at the Respite unit in a manner that promotes clients' safety, overall health, their effective resolution of crises, and their reintegration into community based services. This is an exempt position.
Essential Functions of Position:
•Maintains effective working relationships with insurers, DMH, CCA, BEST, local community resources, and treatment/rehabilitation programs throughout the Greater Boston community.
•Maintains effective communications with the pharmacy and ensures that medication systems meet all required standards for storage, documentation, administration, and disposal.
•Provides direct services to clients at Respite including medication administration, health assessments, and treatment and completes documentation as required.
•Participation in daily rounds with multidisciplinary team
•Coordinates admissions and discharges to and from the unit.
•Ensures that safety protocols are routinely reviewed and followed consistently by shift staff (such as emergency systems; identification and remedy of facility safety hazards; security systems; lock up of sharps and any potential toxins; hazardous waste management; checks protocols, checking vitals protocols, etc).
•Performs all other duties and projects as assigned by his/her supervisor
•Massachusetts Licensed Registered Nurse with a minimum of three years nursing experience in the delivery of behavioral health services to adults and/or children and adolescents
•Current certification in CPR