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  • Provide support to clients with serious, persistent mental illness in group living environments

  • Consult with MAP certified staff, conduct assessments, and assist with development of treatment plans

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence

Description of Position

The ACCS Nurse provides support to clients in DMH ACCS program who reside in Group Living Environments and the community who live with serious, persistent mental illness diagnoses. Nurse is consultant for MAP certified staff, conducts assessments, and assists with development of treatment plans to include health and wellness goals. ACCS Nurse coordinates care with providers and facilities to assist clients to transition between levels of care for medical and psychiatric needs.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assess overall physical health of consumers;
  • Conducts health assessments;
  • Provides supportive supervision to the Lead MAP Specialist;
  • Completes all other assessments which are appropriate for the nurse scope of practice (as part of comprehensive assessment & on an ongoing basis);
  • Works with consumers and staff in developing and implementing person-centered individual treatment plans which include goals to address physical health issues;
  • Take the lead role in the direction, coordination, & provision of physical health treatment as stated in the treatment plan;
  • Collaborating with consumer's physical health providers;
  • Build relationships with medical providers in the community, which will provide the team with a network of physical health resources;
  • Identifies symptoms and medication side effects;
  • Provide education to consumers, families, and other team members about mental illness, physical health, medications and side effects;
  • Take lead role in coordinating and providing the team's medication administration services;
  • Collaborates closely with the ACCS Team Psychiatrist in assessment, treatment planning, medication issues, general healthcare, medical and psychosocial approaches, and a review of each ACCS client's progress and treatment.

Requirements

Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing, licensed as an RN in Massachusetts and at least three years of experience in working with adults with serious, persistent mental illness.

Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles; Must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; Must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position; Must be flexible with hours to support staff and clients in a program that operates 24/7/365.

Apply Now - Send Resume & Cover Letter

Date posted: 5/15/2019

Send Resume & Letter

For more information about this position, or to send your resume:

Deborah Kaluzny, ACCS Program Functional Manager (dkaluzny@comcounseling.org)

Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780

Program Information

The ACCS program will deliver evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model to promote:

  • Active engagement and assertive outreach to prevent homelessness;
  • Clinical coverage 24/7/365 days a year
  • Consistent assessment and treatment planning
  • Risk assessment, crisis planning and prevention
  • Skill building and symptom management,
  • Behavioral and physical health monitoring and support
  • Addiction treatment support;
  • Family engagement;
  • Peer support and recovery coaching
  • Reduced reliance on emergency departments, hospitals and other institutional levels of care.

Why build your career at CCBC?

Stable and Established

  • The largest, most innovative mental health and substance abuse care provider in Southeastern MA, with a 50 year history
  • We serve over 12,000 clients annually
  • Committment to innovation and evidence-based practice
  • Committment to erasing the stigma that can surround trauma, mental illness, and addiction

Great Benefits

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • 12 paid holidays and sick leave
  • Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • 403-b with up to 5% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Make Recovery a Reality

Working with CCBC gives you the chance to change your own path while helping others find theirs. As you provide hope and healing to people who need it most, you'll be just as inspired by the quality of people you work with as the outcomes you provide together. Join us and be a part of the next success story.