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JOB TITLE:

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE (ACT)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Arlington Vas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Information

Are you an experienced Psychiatric Nurse with the passion and desire to be part of a cohesive team which provides community-based services to the Arlington Community?

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is recruiting for a Psychiatric Nurse for the Assertive and Community Treatment (ACT) team.
This position will take part in providing crisis intervention, substance use treatment, intensive case management, and individual and group treatment services to adults who are severely-mentally ill.
The Psychiatric Nurse will work under the direction of the team Psychiatrist and program manager to provide services in the community and a clinic setting.


Duties include:


  • Oversees medication administration and medical services provided to clients;
  • Provides case management services including the development of treatment goals, education, and rehabilitation plans;
  • Coordinates, schedules, and administers medical assessments of clients physical health;
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of mental health to include history, functioning, and service needs;
  • Coordinates psychiatric treatment with medical treatment;
  • Refers to community physicians for further assessment and treatment;
  • Performs ongoing assessment of activities of daily living (ADLs) and provides problem solving, skill training and supervision to assist clients with ADLs;
  • Provides side-by-side support and coaching to help socialization; and
  • Organizes and leads individual and group social and recreational activities and opportunities to practice social skills.
The ideal candidate will have effective communication skills to work with sensitive information, ability to assess risk, and proven ability to make decisions regarding critical issues of care.


Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum:


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing;
  • Considerable experience providing nursing care in a psychiatric setting, serving clients with mental health, substance abuse or developmental disabilities;
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Virginia or reciprocity from another state; and
  • Meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) or a Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire.
    https://www.
    dhp.
    virginia.
    gov/counseling/docs/QMHP_FAQs.
    pdf
Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related full-time experience on a year-for-year basis.


Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with a master's degree in nursing and experience in one or more of the following:
  • ACT or similar experience providing community-based services;
  • Case management with the severely mentally ill population;
  • Participating on a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Working with clients with dual diagnosis; and/or
  • Performing technical nursing procedures, administering treatment medications, and developing solutions to clinical operational concerns.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid driver license, or must have the ability to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite.
The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of their official driving record.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.


A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted.
It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history.
You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.


Must be licensed or eligible for license by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in Virginia within 60 days of hire.
The Board of Nursing may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who has been licensed as a professional nurse by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory.
Possession of or eligibility to receive prescriptive authority in Virginia may be required depending upon the assignment.
http://www.
dhp.
virginia.
gov/Boards/Nursing/.


Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.


Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.
m.
to 4:30 p.
m.
, including some evening and weekend hours and rotating on-call and holiday hours.
Limited telework opportunities available with supervisor approval.


As an Employer of Choice, Arlington County offers a generous benefits package.
For additional information click here.


Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process.
Please do not enter \"see resume\" as a response to the questions.
Each section of the application must be completed.
A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department.
Our staff will be happy to work with you to enter your application into the system.
Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department.

The examination process for this position may include: (1) training and experience evaluation; (2) written and oral examination; (3) personal interview; (4) performance test/work sample; and/or (5) physical examination.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process.
Please call the ADA Coordinator at 703-228-3559 (voice) or email pers@arlingtonva.
us.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

132704 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707247709-93a6788f10bf4447b9fa1013f528f40f

LOCATION:

Vas United States

CITY:

Arlington

Job Origin:

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Position Information

Are you an experienced Psychiatric Nurse with the passion and desire to be part of a cohesive team which provides community-based services to the Arlington Community?

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is recruiting for a Psychiatric Nurse for the Assertive and Community Treatment (ACT) team. This position will take part in providing crisis intervention, substance use treatment, intensive case management, and individual and group treatment services to adults who are severely-mentally ill. The Psychiatric Nurse will work under the direction of the team Psychiatrist and program manager to provide services in the community and a clinic setting.

Duties include:


  • Oversees medication administration and medical services provided to clients;
  • Provides case management services including the development of treatment goals, education, and rehabilitation plans;
  • Coordinates, schedules, and administers medical assessments of clients physical health;
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of mental health to include history, functioning, and service needs;
  • Coordinates psychiatric treatment with medical treatment;
  • Refers to community physicians for further assessment and treatment;
  • Performs ongoing assessment of activities of daily living (ADLs) and provides problem solving, skill training and supervision to assist clients with ADLs;
  • Provides side-by-side support and coaching to help socialization; and
  • Organizes and leads individual and group social and recreational activities and opportunities to practice social skills.
The ideal candidate will have effective communication skills to work with sensitive information, ability to assess risk, and proven ability to make decisions regarding critical issues of care.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum:


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing;
  • Considerable experience providing nursing care in a psychiatric setting, serving clients with mental health, substance abuse or developmental disabilities;
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Virginia or reciprocity from another state; and
  • Meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) or a Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire. https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/docs/QMHP_FAQs.pdf
Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related full-time experience on a year-for-year basis.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with a master's degree in nursing and experience in one or more of the following:
  • ACT or similar experience providing community-based services;
  • Case management with the severely mentally ill population;
  • Participating on a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Working with clients with dual diagnosis; and/or
  • Performing technical nursing procedures, administering treatment medications, and developing solutions to clinical operational concerns.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid driver license, or must have the ability to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of their official driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Must be licensed or eligible for license by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in Virginia within 60 days of hire. The Board of Nursing may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who has been licensed as a professional nurse by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory. Possession of or eligibility to receive prescriptive authority in Virginia may be required depending upon the assignment. http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.


Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including some evening and weekend hours and rotating on-call and holiday hours. Limited telework opportunities available with supervisor approval.

As an Employer of Choice, Arlington County offers a generous benefits package. For additional information click here.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter \"see resume\" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

#LI-Hybrid


Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department. Our staff will be happy to work with you to enter your application into the system. Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department.

The examination process for this position may include: (1) training and experience evaluation; (2) written and oral examination; (3) personal interview; (4) performance test/work sample; and/or (5) physical examination.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process. Please call the ADA Coordinator at 703-228-3559 (voice) or email pers@arlingtonva.us.


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