We are seeking a Consulting Community Based DC Licensed Registered Nursesto join our team! You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of assigned patients.
As a consultant for the provision of nursing care services, the incumbent provides patient care by administering treatment and medications, performing diagnostic assessments and arranging patient follow-up; and record consumers' medical histories and symptoms. The Registered Nurse is assigned to meet with consumers in their residence and conducts a continuing and comprehensive practice that is preventive, curative and rehabilitative. The philosophy of care is based on the belief that care directed to the individual recovering from psychiatric disabilities contributes to positive health care outcomes. Participation with assigned Core Service Agency consumers is encouraged for the development of community activities that contribute to the promotion of education about and maintenance of good health. The Consulting Community Based Public Health Registered Nurse is one of the members of a team of individuals whom are assigned to the consumer. Most services are provided in the evenings and on weekends.
The goal for this service is to Increase the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs designed to prevent disease and injury, improve health, and enhance quality of life. Educational and community based health educational activities and services play a key role in: preventing disease and injury; improving health; enhancing quality of life. Health status and related health behaviors are determined by influences at multiple levels: personal, organizational/institutional, environmental, and policy. Because significant and dynamic interrelationships exist among these different levels of health determinants, educational and community-based programs are most likely to succeed in improving health and wellness when they address influences at all levels and in a variety of environments/settings.
The overview of the responsibilities is inclusive of, but not limited to:
Identifies and assists with the implementation of self-management protocols for use by consumers.
Educational and community-based programs encourage and enhance health and wellness by educating communities on topics such as:
· Chronic diseases
· Injury and violence prevention
· Mental illness/behavioral health
· Unintended pregnancy
· Oral health
· Tobacco use
· Substance abuse
· Physical activity
· Obesity prevention
Emphasis for service delivery by the RN is important when for those consumers with mental illness along with one or more chronic physical conditions needs assistance for the management of chronic physical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes which requires significant modifications to the lifestyle and diet of the patient.
The RN will provide services to consumers in their homes and in groups for: supervision or administration of medications; monitoring and interpreting results of laboratory diagnostic procedures related to medications; medical interventions needed for effective mental health treatment; monitoring the side effects and interactions of medication and the adverse reactions which a patient may experience; providing education and direction for symptom and medication self-management; psycho-educational programming as appropriate for consumers and their families as appropriate, regarding the patient’s mental illness, emotional disturbance or behavior disorder, treatment goals, potential benefits and risk of treatment, self-monitoring aids, and education enhancement of the therapeutic alliance between the patient and other service providers. This will include obtaining and working with dieticians to develop appropriate eating habits and menus, while assisting with diets that are based on the financial abilities of consumers to purchase and maintain as newly acquired lifestyles.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $50.00 /Billable hour
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Job Type: Contract
Salary: $50.00 /hour