Careers

Outpatient Clinic Nurse

Employment Status

Full-Time

Deadline

Open until filled

Location

Ames

The Outpatient Clinic Nurse serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team to assess, plan, develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to a telehealth team in an outpatient program. The RN/LPN supports the prescribing professionals/patient/agency with medication management and referrals as necessary for additional services. RN/LPN functions as a clinical member of the multidisciplinary team to provide nursing assessment and care, oversight of medications, support, and other rehabilitative services to the patients.

Qualifications:
  • A current RN or LPN license is required.
  • Knowledge and work experience with mental health and child welfare is required.
Responsibilities:
  • Use available data, such as assessments, participant evaluations, and service observations to identify health and wellness needs to develop individualized care coordination plans.
  • Evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects.
  • Organize and manage the system of getting medication to patients and integrate medication into patient’s individual treatment plan.
  • Support ongoing collaboration between physical health and behavioral health providers.
  • Must managed and communicate with Pharmacy’s and handle phone calls related to medication refills.
  • Must coordinate and perform injections as needed for patients as necessary.
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring the refrigerated medications and complying to regulations on refrigerated medication.
  • Provide health education to clients on preventing and managing chronic conditions.
  • Monitor high-risk patient cases and facilitate communication with prescribing professional as necessary.
  • Professionally and effectively present information in person or by the phone and respond to questions from patients, medical professionals, and management staff.
  • Develop symptom response and crisis plans as necessary to ensure more appropriate use of physician visits rather than ER use and hospital admissions.
  • Schedule and coordinate initial, crisis, intake and other appointments with clients.
  • Complete required documentation for each patient according to agency policy.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and training sessions to enhance  performance.
  • Multitasking and ability to quickly manipulate technology as needed for telehealth services.
  • Requires the ability to use multiple computer programs, multi-task and handle phone calls.
  • Accomplish all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

 

For more information about this position, please contact Nicollle Medina, ARNP, at nmedina@yss.org.
Have questions about your application? Contact Adnana Alicic, Recruitment Specialist, at aalicic@yss.org.

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
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