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Summary:As part of an interdisciplinary team, participates in evaluation and assessment of members.
Provides appropriate medical and medical support services, including information, referral and follow-up to members enrolled in CODAC Behavioral Health Services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborates with prescribing clinicians and clinical staff to promote member recovery.
Completes appropriate medical procedures and makes necessary referrals.
Coordinates medical care with primary physician and other health care providers.
Observes members' behavior patterns and medical symptoms related to treatment.Reports assessment to prescribing clinician or clinical staff for follow-up.
6. Provides medication delivery as ordered by prescribing clinician or other health care provider.
Completes necessary charting and record keeping in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
Makes home visits when appropriate to provide medical support services and assessment.
Coordinates and or provides education specific to identified medical needs.
Provides nutritional advising and support.
Attends and participates in appropriate meetings, psychiatric appointments and clinical staffings.
Administers injections to members when prescribed.
Serves on agency committees as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as directed.
Skills / Requirements
Minimum Qualifications at hire:Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona AND
two years professional nursing experience.
State of Arizona Registered Nursing License must be renewed prior to expiration date and always kept current.
Experience working with persons with mental illness and addiction disorders in a community-based setting is preferred.
Valid Arizona Drivers License required.
Knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders.
Knowledge of medically related social problems of persons with mental illness and/or addiction disorders.
Nursing skills with emphasis on pharmacology and medical treatment of persons with mental illness and/or addiction disorders.
Knowledge of community resources.
Knowledge of proper nutrition relative to special needs of population served.
Ability to interact effectively with other service providers.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills using MS Office products, Word, Excel, Access, etc., importing/exporting date to/from applications.