Advocates

CBHC Registered Nurse

Job Locations US-MA-Framingham | US-MA-Waltham
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job ID
2022-8284
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

*Starting Salary: $80,000*

 

The CBHC Registered Nurse will perform the following core functions: fill physician orders, administer medication and engage in the reconciliation process, take vital signs, coordinate medical care, contribute to comprehensive assessments, complete brief crisis counseling, complete individual crisis prevention planning, provide psychoeducation, and assist with discharge planning and care coordination. 

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive care coordination to ensure implementation of CBHC participants’ Integrated Treatment Plans.
  • Collaborate with participants to develop and implement Wellness component of their Integrated Treatment Plans.
  • Utilize registries & provide medical monitoring such as blood pressure, body mass index, lipids, glucose, and tobacco use. Assists in making sure all lab work required for medication monitoring is completed on time and that initial results are screened and flagged for provider review as needed.
  • Identify priority health needs of individuals and the CBHC population.
  • Complete standardized assessment scales such as the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA) and the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Benzodiazepines (CIWA B).
  • Work with participants, staff, family members, and other providers to effectively manage transitions in care.
  • Administer medication and engage in medication reconciliation
  • Provide cross-coverage for nursing across CBHC service components as needed and back-up coverage for phlebotomy and lab specimen collection.
  • Supervise LPNs as needed.
  • Participate in training on the CBHC’s identified Evidence-based practices (EBTs) and provide treatment consistent with these practices.
  • Engage individuals in participating in other CBHC services, E.g. Peer Support, Recovery Coaching, Care Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Social Support Opportunities, and Community Recovery Supports.
  • Coordinate service delivery with team members, including ensuring access and securing authorization for services.
  • Collaborate with existing providers and other collaterals and deliver services in accordance with client’s plan of care.
  • Participate in team meetings to ensure effective communication among all disciplines involved in participant’s care.
  • Follow the CBHC participant across the continuum of care to ensure care coordination.
  • Partner with participant, their care team providers, and supports to ensure that care plan and safety plan are implemented as developed and make needed adjustments.
  • Monitor participant’s progress in treatment and assist the clinical team with evaluating the need for continued services.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner meeting Agency and division established deadlines

 

Qualifications

  • BS in Nursing.  Current Massachusetts registration in nursing with minimum of 3 years of direct work with adults in a community setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge base and judgment necessary for independent clinical decision making.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Bi/trilingual (Spanish/Portuguese) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills. Strong computer knowledge.
  • Knowledge regarding psychiatric rehab and understanding of recovery model.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Commitment to Advocates values and mission.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational, insured vehicle.

 

 

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

 

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

 

 

Keywords: CBHC, Community Behavioral Health Center

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