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Advanced Practice RN - APRN - Paid
Summary
Title:Advanced Practice RN - APRN - Paid
ID:2099
Department:ACT
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
Description

Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities. The APRN conducts psychiatric assessments; assesses physical health needs and makes appropriate referrals to community physicians; provides management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; and provides a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.

Essential Duties:

  • Collaborate with the team leader and psychiatrist in sharing overall clinical responsibility for monitoring consumer treatment and take a lead role in coordinating and providing the team’s medication administration services
  • Conduct psychiatric assessments including psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnoses; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; family structure and relationships; and physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians as necessary
  • Prescribe psychotropic medications; conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects; and educate clients and non-medical staff on medications and their side effects
  • Be actively involved in both acute and long-term psychiatric inpatient treatment of clients
  • Provide on-call crisis intervention
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings
  • Complete documentation and meet minimum service time based on ACT requirements
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable basis

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • APRN license with experience working in inpatient psychiatric settings.
  • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder preferred
  • Demonstrates an ability to use sound judgment within the scope of the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and adapt to change.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-starter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis intervention.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel spread sheets
  • Work is performed inside and outside of an office environment; must have ability to climb stairs, enter client homes, as well as deliver services in shelter, on the street, etc.


Some on-call time.

Salary is negotiable.

Full-time benefits include:
Low cost medical coverage (SelectHealth), with a Health Savings Account ($300 quarterly employer contribution)
Low cost dental and vision coverage
$50,000 life insurance coverage
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Retirement plan with employer match

 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Veterans / Disabled
 

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