The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, and shared decision-making and collaborative work. Our highly trained staff utilize evidence-based practices throughout our comprehensive array of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented services.
Through our robust services, as well as our advocacy programs and community events, MHA is able to meet the needs of thousands of men, women, children and families each year, helping them live independent lives in the community.
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Join our Team! We have an exciting new opportunity for a Clinic Nurse-LPN in our Yonkers, White Plains, Mount Kisco, and Rockland County clinics.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
Our Clinics offer individual, group, family and medication services for individuals of all ages – and for a full range of behavioral health conditions. The Clinic Nurse is the expert on the team for the coordination of needed services related to chronic medical conditions. The Nurse will serve as a consultant to other team members and may take over some of the work needed to adequately coordinate care if the management of a particular medical condition becomes complex. The Nurse will support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible the Nurse will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide annual health screenings for all clinic clients.
2. Assist with front office activities and scheduling tasks to optimize scheduling for medical providers
3. Coordinate care for medical issues, including providing referrals to community providers, scheduling appointments, and liaising with medical providers to obtain records.
4. Psycho-education about medical issues to clinic clients, as needed, individually and/or in groups.
5. Administer depot injections to clients on site.
6. Coordinate clozapine monitoring (obtaining lab results, reviewing them, and faxing prescriptions) as needed.
7. Obtain lab results when clients have labs drawn by outside providers and ensure incorporation into medical record.
8. Coordinate completion of required steps for initiation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), according to clinic workflows.
9. Provide on-site support to telehealth providers, including setting up connection, providing relevant clinical information prior to session, obtaining vital signs and providing client support as needed
10. Ensure client engagement in health and wellness practices, as well as chronic disease management in order to reduce hospitalizations and improve quality of life.
11. Complete all required documentation, on time and accurately. This includes but is not limited to, progress notes, annual health screenings, and incident reports when applicable.
12. Responsible for adhering to all standards and guidelines established by applicable regulatory authorities.
13. Follow the established agency policies and maintaining appropriate professional standards.
14. Other designated or related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Experience with understanding impact of co-occurring behavioral health and medical conditions.
2. Experience in understanding chronic disease management for common co-occurring conditions.
3. Use of Motivational interviewing, recovery and trauma-informed approaches when delivering services.
4. Highly organized and self-motivated.
5. Proficient in computers.
6. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record system.
1. The Clinic Nurse shall have a degree as a registered nurse and be actively licensed in New York State.
2. The Clinic Nurse must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
3. Basic Computer knowledge and ability to document in an electronic health record is required.
4. The Clinic Nurse must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
5. The Clinic Nurse must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
6. The Clinic Nurse must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
7. The Clinic Nurse must be cleared by the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.
8. The Clinic Nurse must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
9. The Clinic Nurse must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
MHA of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by the applicable law.
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to email@example.com with "LPN". as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.