Nursing Coordinator in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 11/22/2017

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POSITION SUMMARY: Assist the Director of Nursing in various aspects of management, coordination, and supervision of nursing staff and services. Provide both coordination of care and direct nursing services to a variety of individuals receiving services. Advise Program Managers and Director of Nursing regarding nursing issues.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Help ensure that nursing standards of accuracy, quality, and efficiency are met.
  • Provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, medical case management and crisis interventions.
  • Assist those we serve with psychological, social development and rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate medical care and intervention with staff and psychiatrist.
  • Draw blood for lab work for consumers.
  • Monitor consumers’ vital signs.
  • Administer intramuscular medications.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Nursing and in coordination with Program Managers.

EDUCATION: Graduation from accredited school of nursing. Licensed as a Practical Nurse in good standing with the Board of Nursing of the State of Colorado.

EXPERIENCE:   3+ years of nursing experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Some supervisory, coordination, or managerial experience preferred.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to lead, manage and delegate, problem-solve, and set priorities.
  • Theoretical and working knowledge of psychotropic medications.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory test results.
  • Ability to assess crises situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Familiarity with DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills with staff and those we serve.
  • Effective use of computer technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other Psychiatric Nursing staff – scheduling, hiring, training/onboarding, coaching and disciplinary action

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds.   Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

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