Provides general direct and indirect nursing care and treatment to patients in our clinic and community. This individual will work with a multidisciplinary team of health care providers and community entities to provide comprehensive behavioral health and psychiatric assessments, interventions, education, referrals, and consultations to patients in our practice. The nurse will use clinical, problem-solving, interpersonal and leadership skills consistent with FHLC policies, department protocols/guidelines and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.
- Performs and documents psychiatric and mental health screening and triage patients in person and virtually.
- Identifies individuals with risk factors and investigates possible associated disease (mental health) conditions.
- Formulates plan of care for Behavioral Health patients.
- Provides patient education to individuals and groups about management of mental health conditions.
- Establishes an interpersonal relationship with individuals or families intended to increase or enhance their capacity for self-care and coping.
- Responds to crisis situations according to policy.
- Maintains a professional working relationship with other members of the health care team.
- Maintains professional competence by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning, attending continuing education offerings, reading professional literature, and engaging in other activities, which develop new knowledge and skills.
- Attends staff meetings and assist other team members.
- Consult, coordinate and collaborate with outside providers, hospitals and case managers for proper continuity of patient care.
- Prepare patients for healthcare provider encounters including auditing charts in accordance with standards and policies.
- Room patients as required.
- Participates in multidisciplinary teams to improve patient care processes and outcomes.
- Mentor and coordinate nursing and direct support staff (LPNs, CMAs, MAs)
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Administer medications under the direction of FHLC practitioners.
- Manages the Medication Assisted Treatment Program.
- Follows FHLC’s policy to resolve patient complaints.
- Adhere to FHLC policies and procedures.
- Regular and Reliable Attendance.
- Other duties as assigned.
Family Health La Clinica is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This position requires an individual, who
- has the ability to work independently,
- is able to work under pressure,
- is analytical and has excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- has the ability to respect the confidentiality of patient information while performing job duties.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees, and the community.
- Demonstrates communication skills that are clear, effective, facilitate patient care and team functioning, and is respectful of differences.
- Strong knowledge and ability to use MS Office and EPIC EHR.
Current State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License or Nurse Compact License required
3-5 years of nursing experience required.
Outpatient clinic experience, preferably in Psychiatry or Behavioral Health required.
Basic Life Support Certification required at time of hire.
Family Health La Clinica(FHLC) requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or hold a legally recognized exemption as a condition of employment. Where permitted by law, candidates who are offered a position will be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.