Psychiatric Program Registered Nurses Needed in Oakland, California
Pathways to Wellness
September 24, 2018
Position offers a very competi
Full Time - Experienced
-Provides ongoing communication and collaboration with onsite Providers (Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners) to ensure well coordinated care within the program.
-Provides ongoing communication and collaboration with identified Primary Care Physicians and/or each patient's Medical Care Home personnel to ensure proper discharge planning and transitioning from Pathways to Wellness' care.
-Act as liaison between patients, their families and health care personnel to ensure efficient and prompt health care service.
-Completes required assessments on all new admissions.
-Administering patient injections.
-Checks vital signs, monitor blood pressure, pulse and body mass index each client visit.
-Devise care plans, which include client referral or admission, medication doses, monthly medications checks with physician, take vitals each visit to the clinic, administering therapies and treatments, evaluation of results and summation of the plan's effectiveness.
-Daily documentation and participates in the implementation of treatment plans for clients.
-Coordinate health care resources and other services for clients and may also provide mental health support services and medical advice.
-Responsible for the prompt and effective provision of health care services.
-Notes physician orders and follows through as needed.
-Assists physician with completion of medication check visits on returning patients as required.
-Assists with maintaining and monitoring accuracy of client medical records.
-Participates in Provider/Staff meetings, Treatment Team meetings and Continuous Quality Review meetings.
-Coordinates all laboratory procedures, including Infection Control responsibilities.
-Assists with coordinating clients' scheduled appointments/sessions with physicians.
-Contacts others involved in the care of patients regarding medication/medical treatment issues, as necessary. [i.e. case manager, family members, crisis staff, pediatricians, etc.]
-Conducts client medication education groups and provides individual client education when necessary.
-Other duties as assigned
-California license as a Registered Nurse.
-Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing is preferred but not required.
-BSN Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse is preferred but not required
Additional Salary Information: Position offers a very competitive salary plus benefits
Internal Number: 001
About Pathways to Wellness
Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinic/s is an outpatient mental health treatment program founded in the year 2000 to meet a significant need within our mental health community. Pathways to Wellness is designed to provide a vital link in the spectrum of services available for primarily adults requiring mental health management. Staffed by Board Certified Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Psychiatric Nurses and Licensed Clinicians, our clinics provide services that are intended to afford significant relief from the symptoms of mental illness, to facilitate our patient’s ability to return or remain in the community, and to avoid treatment at higher levels of care. Pathways to Wellness has provided 19 years of specialty mental health services to individuals in Alameda County.