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Resources For Human Development, Inc. Registered Nurse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Description/Job Summary

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary intensive community based support program for people in recovery from mental illness. RHD ACT teams bring together counselors, psychiatrists, registered nurses, case managers and vocational specialists to help individuals with serious persistent mental health challenges maintain employment and social relationships, live independently, and manage their health. The function of the Registered Nurse (RN) is to participate as a full team member and ensure medical needs, physical health issues, and medication issues are integrated into treatment.

RHD is hiring a full-time Registered Nurse to provide community based services to individuals served by the program. This position will also support the operation of the program by participating in the rotating on-call schedule.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Implement, maintain, and coordinate the medical treatment for ACT consumers.

  • Perform medical functions regarding basic health, medical assessment and education.

  • Complete initial and annual Health Assessments.

  • Obtain physician's orders for prescription(s) for consumers and get them filled:

  • Administer medications and provide injections to consumers as directed by doctor

  • Check consumer medication trays and fill them as needed

  • Provide services at times and locations convenient to consumers.

  • Provide on-call, after-hour support to consumers as scheduled.

  • Provide face-to-face services in the consumer's home, in public places, wherever necessary.

  • Provide on-call coverage as part of staff rotation.

  • Provide medical education to program clients and their families.

Required Experience

3-5 years working with persons with severe mental illness and substance use/abuse issues

Required Education

Associates Degree in Nursing required, Bachelors Degree preferred

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse

  • The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations

  • The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals

  • Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Program Summary

The RHD Cedar Rapids ACT program serves a 60-mile radius from the Cedar Rapids office. The staff hired for this position is a mobile clinician and expected to deliver services to individuals throughout the service territory as scheduled. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule.

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