Community Healthlink

  • Community RN-Program for Assertive Community Treatment III

    Location US-MA-Leominster
    PCN#
    5648
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    2
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Community RN in Leominster, MA.

     

    The Program for Assertive Community Treatment, or PACT, is an intensive and highly integrated evidence based practice for community mental health services. Our team serves up to 50 individuals age 18 + who struggle with serious and persistent mental illness and whose symptoms result in serious functioning difficulties in several major areas of life, often including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness.

     

    Unlike other community-based programs, PACT is not a linkage case-management program that connects individual’s services. Rather, it provides highly individualized services directly to clients. PACT is multi-disciplinary team model who 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. Services are provided in clients’ own homes and communities and are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. This program serves clients in Leominster and its surrounding areas.

     

    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
    Wellness activity discounts
    Work related travel reimbursement

    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

    **Please note after the initial training period there will be one week night evening (to 8pm)required  

    Qualifications

    • Grade 9: Community RN: Associates or bachelor's degree in nursing; Current MA RN license

    • 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

    • Minimum of 3 years psychiatric nursing experience

    • Strong organization skills and ability to work with a team approach a must
    • 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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