CSS -Nurse Care Coordinator

Community Support Services


Community Support Services (CSS), a leader in behavioral healthcare for adults living with severe and persistent mental illnesses is in search of a  Nurse Care Coordinator 


Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

No Holidays or Weekends


General Functions:

The Nurse Care Coordinator, an integral part of the primary care team, works closely with the behavioral health provider, primary care providers, behavioral health team members, and the community agencies;  provides professional assessment, coordination/planning of multiple health care services, and an ongoing evaluation of care management services to ensure that necessary clinical services are received. The Nurse Care Coordinator will process consults and deliver nursing care based on the client's competency and cognitive need, and facilitate/re-enforce education while fostering client accountability and self-management skills.  


Essential Functions:

Performs required nursing assessments to identify those individuals with identifiable risk factors (at risk in levels or blood pressure and weight/BMI risk level).  

Acts as liaison between public and private health facilities and service agencies to carry out referral instructions.     


Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team, cooperates with and utilizes the resources of other community agencies as described above, including other CSS programs, in order to achieve treatment goals of individuals served. 


Serve as liaison consultant to behavioral health treatment team on medication and healthcare issues to ensure coordination of care.     


Attends interdisciplinary treatment team meetings to discuss performance and ongoing treatment and provides pertinent information for coordination of care.     

Plans and co-leads groups in support of health behaviors (smoking cessation, weight management, exercise, and nutrition).  

Supports peer support workers co-leading groups.  

Incorporates measurable, disease specific goals into treatment plan. Evaluates progress and communicates to treatment team in order to determine which member of treatment team will deliver required services.   


Makes home visits to administer and/or assess individual's condition of health or provide other interactive services away from the clinic and in the individual's environment as appropriate. 


Provides crisis intervention, supportive interaction, and education as needed to foster self-management skills and accountability.

    

Accompanies clients to medically complex medical appointments (specialists or initial primary care appointments). 

Maintains current and accurate client clinical records. 


Receives clinical supervision from Nursing Supervisor and participates in periodic professional review which is monitored by the Nursing Supervisor. 


Assist the Nursing Supervisor in maintaining clinical staffing within the medication clinic (administer IM medications, Mantoux testing, assist clients requesting emergency psychiatric evaluations).     


Performs other related duties as assigned and complies with CSS policies and procedures. 


Employment Qualifications:     


Education: Graduate of accredited nursing program and valid license to practice as an RN in the State of Ohio required. 


Experience and Skills: Experience providing nursing services to persons with severe and persistent mental illness in a community and clinic setting.   


Necessary Requirements:

Knowledge of nursing rules and regulations in the State of Ohio, including discernment regarding scope of practice issues and thorough knowledge of nursing standards and practice. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and general computer competence.   


A car and valid Ohio Driver's License and insurability through the agency's insurance carrier. 



To apply, please e-mail resumes and salary requirements/history to: jobs@cssbh.org

 

Community Support Services offers competitive wages, flexible work schedule, generous paid time off, paid life & disability insurance, retirement plans, group medical plans and voluntary dental & vision plans. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability


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150 Cross Street, Ste 360

Akron, Ohio 44311

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