Inpatient Registered Nurse- Respite

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA3.0

Full-time
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Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for full-time (38 hrs/wk) Inpatient Nurse working 1st and 2nd shift at our Worcester site.

The Worcester Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serves clients who are admitted due to struggle with a mental health crisis often additionally struggling with substance abuse. Our clients enter the program with an evaluation and client history completed by a qualified clinician prior to admission. The CSU may be used as a diversion to prevent a hospitalization or as a step-down immediately following a psychiatric hospital discharge to assist the client in transitioning back into the community. The unit receives admissions 24 hours/day, 365 days/year depending on bed availability (10 beds) for clients who do not need hospital level of care and meet the unit’s admission criteria. Although a voluntary program, individuals must remain on the unit for the duration of their stay for safety and treatment purposes. Clients meet with a multi-disciplinary team to aid with following their individualized treatment plan and meet their treatment goals as well as a psychiatric workup and medication evaluation.

The Nurse will be providing nursing services to consumers.

Benefits:
Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

CEU benefits

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Flexible Spending Accounts available

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement

Responsibilities
Provide nursing services to consumers.
Complete medical assessments for consumers.
Lead educational oriented groups about medications, medical needs, health and nutrition, and diagnoses.
Develop and implement trainings for staff and clients on medication, proper documentation, and other medically related matters.
Consult and collaborate with primary care physician and/or psychiatrist as indicated.
Perform physical assessments, document and monitor mental status and document changes, and contact proper medical personnel as status warrants.
Collaborate with other disciplines in aftercare planning for consumers.
Assist Program Coordinator in establishing and reviewing policies for standards of care.
Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Perform other related job duties
Qualifications
Grade 9B: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts.
Previous clinical experience working with substance abuse and mental health required.

Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.

All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.