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  • Help us make emergency behavioral health services accessible in the community

  • Create a viable service alternative to hospital emergency departments

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence

Description of Position

The RN Nurse Manager supports the Emergency Services Program, providing psychiatric nursing, medical support and short term residential support for those who are experiencing urgent psychiatric treatment needs at the Community Crisis Stabilization Unit. You will prioritize client's needs at the time of admission and during a short-term, voluntary therapeutic residential stay. As you assist patients in recovery efforts, you will mentor your nursing staff and be an example of best practices and whole-person care.

Client Care
  • Assess and prioritize client health needs, concerns and biomedical status upon admission and during monitoring
  • Examine the presence of behavioral health conditions of clients in crisis
  • Monitor response to psychotropic medications as prescribed
  • Provide nursing care, education, and administer medication to clients with mental health, substance abuse/dependence, and/or intellectual disabilities
  • Perform crisis intervention and clinical screening/assessments of children and adults' mental health, substance use, and physical health needs with the support of the crisis intervention clinicians
  • Responsible and accountable for the quality of nursing care delivered, and establishes/oversees medication administration according to the Nurse Practitioner or Physician's order
  • Assists in admitting, discharging and transferring processes ensuring that patient safety is addressed
Clinical Support
  • General supervision of all subordinate nursing and paraprofessional staff
  • Timely and accurately record and report all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the client's safety status in the medical file and to their supervisor
  • Maintain electronic medical record to promote coordinated care
  • Assures collection of appropriate assessment and screening information, to include bio-psycho-social information, psychiatric and medication history, alcohol/drug information in collaboration with the crisis intervention clinicians
  • Oversee and direct nursing operations and admissions for the Crisis Stabilization Unit Supervise and participate in the care of patients using the standards of care and current nursing policies
  • Participates in treatment team meetings, assists with development of care plans, and reports directly to the Nurse Manager/Program Director any issues for shift report

Requirements

Registered Nurse with experience in behavioral health care. Current Massachusetts nursing license, CPR, First Aid, and related 2 years experience in the field of mental health and/or substance abuse.

  • Knowledge of basic standards of psychiatric nursing
  • Desire to work with a diverse client population in a sensitive manner
  • Familiarity with psychiatric medications and common side effects is highly desirable
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural setting and share in a customer service orientation
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations
  • Responds promptly to client needs with a focus on problem solving
  • Maintain confidentiality in all circumstances
  • Preference for a work setting that requires multi-tasking and high contact with clients and staff members
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse treatment approach
  • Computer skills (electronic health record experience preferred)

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Program Information

  • Emergency Psychiatry Services

    When a person is suffering the pain of acute psychiatric disorder or other traumatic life circumstance, immediate intervention can minimize distress and disruption... read more

Date posted: 4/6/2017

Send Resume & Letter

For more information about this position, or to send your resume:

Andrew Dawley, COO (adawley@comcounseling.org)

Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 508-828-9116

Why build your career at CCBC?

Stable and Established

  • The largest, most innovative mental health and substance abuse care provider in Southeastern MA, with a 50 year history
  • We serve over 12,000 clients annually
  • Committment to innovation and evidence-based practice
  • Committment to erasing the stigma that can surround trauma, mental illness, and addiction

Great Benefits

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • 12 paid holidays and sick leave
  • Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • 403-b with up to 5% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Make Recovery a Reality

Working with CCBC gives you the chance to change your own path while helping others find theirs. As you provide hope and healing to people who need it most, you'll be just as inspired by the quality of people you work with as the outcomes you provide together. Join us and be a part of the next success story.