Community Healthlink

Community RN - Program for Assertive Community Treatment

US-MA-Leominster
PCN#
5648
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
3
Category
Nursing

Overview

CHL's PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) Program is a DMH closed referral program that provides intensive treatment and support services for adults who have been diagnosed with persistent chronic mental illnesses. The program utilizes a multidisciplinary team that includes a psychiatrist, registered nurses, social workers and vocational specialists whose goals are to support clients to reduce hospitalizations and to restore and enhance the emotional well-being and level of social functioning of clients.  The program also works closely with clients to find housing and to provide vocational training and employment opportunities.  The PACT program works with individuals residing in Worcester.

Responsibilities

The nurse on the PACT team provides nursing support to individuals served by the team to include but not exclusive to:

  • Community outreach to clients with persistent and severe mental illness to provide mental and physical health support
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist clients to work towards wellness and independence in the community
  • Medication management, health and psychiatric education, liaison with community providers
  • Coordination with Primary Care, other health providers, and family when applicable
  • Health and wellness activities such as community walks, providing dietary education, and encouraging personal hygiene
  • Various case management responsibilities including grocery shopping, transport to medical appointments, and securing housing and benefits
  • 75% of client contact happens in the community

 

Qualifications

  • Grade 9: Community RN: RN Degree required
  • BSN preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years experience 
  • Strong organization skills and ability to work with a team approach a must
  • Psychiatric nursing experience strongly encouraged but not required
  • 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.

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