Psychiatric Nurse I – LPN
POSITION SUMMARY: Work on a multi-disciplinary team providing adult outpatient services and treatments to a wide variety of consumers.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, and individual, group, and/or family therapy to assigned consumers.
- Provide case management services to consumers as needed.
- Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment and follow-up at disposition times.
- Assist consumers with psychological and social development and rehabilitation.
- Coordinate consumer’s use of other Corporation programs and outside community resources.
- 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 Corporation standards.
- Coordinate consumer billing and modify treatment program in accordance with insurance coverage, plan provisions, and individual ability to pay.
- Participate in team/corporate meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required. Perform 27-10 (M-1) evaluations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Education: Psychiatric Nurse I- Licensed as a Practical Nurse in State of Colorado
- Minimum two years experience working with the severe and persistently mentally ill.
- Spanish speaking and prior pediatric experience preferred.
- Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and community resources.
- Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
- Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.
- Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
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