Registered Nurse - Community Mental Health Access Program- FT Days- Pennsylvania Hospital
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Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center provides comprehensive outpatient services to Philadelphia residents in need. As part of Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health System, it is one of 11 community mental health centers, and has one of Philadelphia’s five Crisis Response Centers onsite.
As the first outpatient community mental health center in Pennsylvania, Hall-Mercer distinguishes itself from other community based services through its affiliation with Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Medicine. This special relationship offers immediate access to a wide range of behavioral health programs and some of the area’s most recognized clinicians. It is the only program of its kind connected directly to a teaching hospital in Philadelphia, which facilitates access to a comprehensive spectrum of clinically renowned behavioral health and medical services.
Reflecting the needs of today’s behavioral health consumers, Hall-Mercer provides a range of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. While Hall-Mercer provides support to a wide range of individuals, it maintains its primary mission to care for the underserved. It takes this responsibility seriously, and over the years, has moved beyond its original service area in the south-eastern section of Philadelphia to provide care to people across the city and its surrounding areas.
The schedule is flexible to work Monday- Friday between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. No weekend requirements.
· Able to work in the community 50% for a significant part of the workday
· Serves as a member of the Targeted Case Management Department.
· Making appropriate referrals to community health providers
· Providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist
· Providing a range of treatment
· Rehabilitation and support services
· Provides an array of health care support to consumers, other team members and service providers. Routinely assesses the psychiatric and physical health care needs of these person
· Develops a strengths-oriented care plan (Personal Goal Plans) that addresses consumer health care needs through the identification and utilization of community resources
· Works with staff to ensure continuity of care and enhancement of consumer understanding, acquisition and maintenance of independence living skills in the areas of: (a) their daily living situation; (b) interpersonal skills and social support/network building; (c) leisure and recreational support/skills development; (d) maintenance and enhancement of physical and mental needs. One hundred percent (100%) of the incumbent's contacts are billable services.
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague is an RN that practices as a full partner on the health care team and consistently demonstrates safe practice within the organizational professional practice model.
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague possesses the knowledge, skills and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Clinical Nurse 2 position description addendum.
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients. Assigned patients may range in age from infancy to the elderly.
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague demonstrates within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork (Definitions listed below).
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on expanding the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of assigned patients.
The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague seeks feedback in assuming leadership roles and provides feedback for improved clinical practice. The nurse demonstrates how nursing practice impacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system. The nurse complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
Professional Practice Competency Domains Definitions:
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI): The nurse utilizes data and QI methods to identify potential and actual problems and opportunities to provide care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
Evidence Based Practice and Research: The nurse evaluates and integrates best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient and family preferences and values for the delivery of optimal health care and system effectiveness.
Leadership: The nurse effectively collaborates and applies innovative, systems thinking to engage in systematic, evidence-based problem solving and decision making to promote effective changes within a complex care delivery system supporting the vision of Penn Medicine.
Person and Family Centered Care: The nurse recognizes the patient (or the patient’s designee) as the source of control and a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs.
Professionalism: The nurse demonstrates a commitment to the nursing profession through lifelong learning, adherence to ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses, participation in a professional organization and advancing community outreach.
Safety: The nurse minimizes risk of harm to patients, families, providers and self through system effectiveness and individual performance.
Technology/Informatics: The nurse utilizes appropriate information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making across the continuum.
Teamwork: The nurse effectively engages in the process of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration in an effort to provide for safe, quality outcomes for patients within inter and intra-professional teams, including virtual teams.
· Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required) as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association
· Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
· Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
· More than 15 months relevant professional nursing experience and completion of the Nurse Residency Program, if applicableWe believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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