Community Mental Health Nurse- Mobile Crisis Assessment Team

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH NURSE – MOBILE CRISIS ASSESSMENT TEAM (MCAT):

NEW~ Full-time position with an excellent benefits package. Be a part of a committed team providing crucial crisis services for individuals in Oneida County, NY communities.

Basic work schedule is: Monday thru’ Friday: 11:00am-7:00pm with some flexibility required as necessary.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) Community Mental Health Nurse provides intensive assessment, linkage and follow-up of individuals identified to be in acute psychiatric distress in various locations throughout the community. S/he is responsible for referring clients to appropriate agencies for needed services and for assessing and intervening with individuals in crisis. She/he will assist with triaging medical needs in the community for clients in crisis and will facilitate engagements with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to administer medications to clients at their respective location. S/he is expected to perform job functions with a degree of independence, and is expected to assist in the management of day-to-day service operation as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Provides short-term crisis intervention and diffusion for children and adults in the community including comprehensive crisis assessment and suicide/homicide lethality

• Makes recommendations and assists in facilitating the appropriate level of treatment/services/supports.

• Triages medical needs for clients in crisis and communicates with the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to order and administer medications for Mobile Crisis clients in the community

• Maintains accurate documentation of client/ agency contacts in accordance with program policy and procedure manual.

• Assumes on-call, and administrative back-up responsibilities consistent with program needs;

• Attends and actively participates in all required training, staff meetings and case conferences as required by agency administration.

• Engages in supervision on a regular basis.

• Provides educational/ marketing /training presentations to the community, as assigned by the Program Director.

• Assists law enforcement and other agencies in handling mental health related crises.

• Engages in agency/program projects or work groups as assigned by the Program Director.

• Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to The Neighborhood Center, Inc.’s policy and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement;

• Maintain a valid NY State driver’s license and have access to a viable vehicle;

• Secures and maintains all necessary certification and professional licensing as dictated by profession and required qualifications.

• Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• A New York State Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) with one (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services

OR

• A New York State Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NPP) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services. EOE

To apply for this job email your resume to hr@neighborhoodctr.org