Scope: Nurse Care Manager functions as a primary practitioner, in collaboration with agency psychiatrists and medical secretary, client’s primary care and other specialty health providers, will monitor each members’ physical and psychiatric status and response to treatment utilizing a variety of different nursing services including: basic health screenings, on-going assessment, medication monitoring, and medication training services to assist individuals with mental illness to achieve rehabilitative, resilience and recovery goals. Provide physical health education and symptom management skills training to adult mentally ill clients receiving Recovery Services
Essential Functions: The work environment characteristics, responsibilities, and competencies described here are representative of those an employee encounters and is required to perform while meeting the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
I. Primary Responsibilities
A. Clinical Duties:
Provide basic health screenings, monitor chronic health conditions, and communicate information to physicians
Monitor members at their homes or in the community to assess health status and provide home health care, develop plans to meet needs, provide services according to nursing standards, and monitor clinical status and response to treatment.
Assist with comprehensive assessment for individuals transitioning from nursing homes to community based independent living.
Provide consultation to CST team regarding members’ medical issues. Serves as a resource for the CST team on general medical issues.
Work closely with all consulting psychiatrists and medical doctors as assigned. This may include but is not limited to: medication administration, scheduling appointments and coordinating care as indicated by the member’s service plans.
Perform medical examinations and evaluations, diagnoses, treatment, follow?up consultation and health education.
Obtain patient histories and develops patient care treatment plans, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Work cooperatively with inpatient hospital staff, keeping logs and other records of all contacts as required by agency practice.
Perform and participates in crisis intervention when necessary.
Meet productivity target as established by supervisor
Respond to clients seeking assistance with side effects, medication refills, or other medication questions between appointments
Determine appropriateness of requests for medication refills and process refills
Develop and lead/co-lead illness education skills training group
B. Administrative Medication Support Services
Assess client eligibility and complete applications with clients for pharmaceutical assistance programs
Receive, review, file lab reports and alert physicians to any abnormal findings that need to be addressed
Complete all clinical documentation and required reports in an accurate and timely manner
Receive input from the Manager or Supervisor and provide feedback regarding administrative issues
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures
Participate in orientations and training programs of the Center
II. General Competencies
Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (customers)
Exhibit high quality work
Be a productive member of the staff
Take the initiative to act on own
Use excellent judgment
Make use of supervision
Contribute to development of a culture of care
III. Core Competencies
Ability to perform basic health screenings and efficiently communicate information to medical staff
Organizational and computer entry skills
Effective engagement and motivational interviewing skills
Effective client oriented communication style and skills
Ability to work as a member of a team coordinating care for clients
Demonstrated ability to function independently
IV. Special Competencies
Demonstrate understanding of chronic illnesses frequently experienced by those diagnosed with severe mental illness
Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral assessment and treatment planning
Demonstrate of specialized treatment needs of the populations served and the rehabilitative/recovery service approaches and interventions used to address these needs
Ability to educate individuals with cognitive impairments on elements of healthy living (e.g. diet, exercise, wound care, etc.)
V. Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.
The employee is required to travel by automobile to and from Schaumburg, Mt. Prospect and Elk Grove Township office locations as much as several times monthly as well as occasional meetings/trainings in and around KYC’s catchment area.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
VIII. Position Requirements
RN with current Illinois license
BSN degree preferred; AAS degree with mental health or clinic experience acceptable
One year nursing experience in mental health setting
Current and valid driver’s license required.
Daily access to a personal vehicle is required.
IX. Chain of Authority
Reports to Supervisor of Community Support Services
Part-Time, Hourly - Work up to 20 hours per week
Flexible schedule to accommodate client needs
Time Keeping – Accurately record hours worked in the electronic timekeeping system (on a daily basis when possible) in accordance with the timekeeping policy and practice.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position as PDF attachments to email@example.com
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those... with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities.We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience