Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care to clients at the Center's Crisis Stabilization Unit. Works with clinical case management staff to coordinate care and assist in treatment plans for clients and performs other related work. The Crisis Stabilization Unit will provide 24/7 crisis services to clients throughout the Center's catchment area, including providing beds for up to 5 days to help stabilize clients in crisis without having to remove them from their communities. Both adults and adolescents will be treated at the CSU.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts intake assessment through interviews with clients to gather case history
Plans and provides nursing care for clients
Makes nursing diagnosis for the medical and emotional status of clients and recommends treatment options
Consults with psychiatrists and other behavioral health staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients
Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications
Arranges further medical attention when necessary
Assists the client in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatment
Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and clients
Documents all client information in EHR and follows physician’s written orders
Maintains accurate records and documentation of client treatments, immunizations and laboratory results according to Center standards
Graduation from an accredited program of registered nursing
Possession of a valid current Registered Nurse license issued by the Colorado Board of Registered Nursing (DORA)
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or health related field preferred
1 year nursing experience; psychiatric/mental psychiatric nursing strongly preferred
Current CPR Certification
National certification as a Psychiatric Nurse a plus
4 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits package includes moving reimbursement up to $2,000; medical, vision, and dental insurance (100% of employee cost paid by CMH); clinical and professional training and management training; paid time off - 4 weeks in the first year; 10 paid holidays per year; 401(k) retirement matching; employee assistance program; wellness program; short- and long-term disability insurance and life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; growth opportunities; and a smoke-free environment.
Internal Number: CSU01
About The Center for Mental Health
The Center for Mental Health is a community mental health center covering 10,000 square miles across 6 counties in Western Colorado, with the largest outpatient clinic and administration offices located in Montrose. With 9 outpatient clinics and integrated staff embedded in a variety of settings, the Center offers individual therapy for all ages; group therapy; psychiatry and medication management; substance use disorder therapy; peer services; 24/7 local emergency/crisis services; suicide prevention education and training; and support groups. Staff include therapists, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric physician's assistants, emergency services clinicians, peer specialists, care managers, community health workers, and administrative support staff. Our why: To further our mission of providing opportunities for growth and change that promote health and well-being in our communities.
Centrally located in the recreational playground of Colorado's Western Slope, outdoor enthusiasts will love the close and easy access to state and national parks, vast expanses of public land, countless hiking and jeep trails, ski areas, and more. T...he Western Slope boasts endless opportunities to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, rock and ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, jeeping, and more year-round activities.