Field Registered Nurse
At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.
Reasons you’ll love working with us:
- If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here. Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
- We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.
- With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live.
- Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.
- We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.
- You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.
How you can make a bigger difference:
The ACT Field Registered Nurse is responsible for providing a range of treatment to clients with a SPMI, rehabilitation and support services within the scope of the nursing practice for the clients receiving services from ACT. S/he is responsible for:
- Conducting initial nursing assessments and ongoing health monitoring assessments;
- Assessing physical health needs;
- Making appropriate referrals to community physicians as needed, and providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the prescriptions/orders of psychiatrist and PNP.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Carrying a caseload and complete initial assessments.
- Conducting weekly visits thereafter for clients currently residing in homeless shelters and assigned to the ACT program and/or in client’s homes or elsewhere in the community where the client is accessible.
- Developing a treatment plan based on clients’ needs. Ensure that any necessary follow-up will occur and any necessary or prescribed care is administered.
- Completing nursing assessments and health monitoring assessments according to OMH standards of care within appropriate timeframes.
- Following/implementing all direction from Psychiatrist or PNP regarding medical treatments and medication orders.
- Administering prescribed and/or routine medical treatments, supporting clients and staff with self-administration of medication procedures and evaluate for potential side effects or adverse reactions.
- Ensuring that all internal policies regarding such administration are adhered to.
- Coordinating and delivering medications to the client’s residence or shelter, be responsible for medication counts, follow-up the pharmacies (i.e. refills, insurance authorizations etc.) and administering medication to clients.
- Making referrals, scheduling appointments and accompanying the client when required.
- Making visits to hospitalized clients to coordinate care. Providing advocacy for hospitalized clients. Assisting with follow up care to promote complete recovery.
- Functioning as a liaison between external medical health care providers, shelters, other community organizations and the ACT team with regards to the client’s medical needs.
- Responsible for health education and communicating information regarding good health practices to the clients under RN's care. Training staff in these practices as well so as to provide continuous health support to clients.
- Facilitating groups.
- Responding to medical emergencies as appropriate. Performing all necessary charting and other documentation as required by internal practice and external regulatory bodies within a timely manner.
- Following up and monitoring lab results for any indications of change for medication and toxicology; communicate such change(s) to the psychiatrist and PNP.
- Acting as medical representative at interdisciplinary mental health team meetings.
- Providing after-hours emergency coverage via cell phone on rotating basis.
The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented Registered Nurses of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:
- RN or BSN in nursing and New York State registration as well as at least 1 year of nursing experience is required.
- Experience in a residential setting or in mental/behavioral health field strongly preferred.
- Experience working with electronic medical records and proficient with use of Microsoft Office software.
- Majority of this role is conducted in the community and is not site specific; should be comfortable with public transportation and traveling in the community.
If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:
- Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days
- Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans
- Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
- Free continuing education opportunities
- 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
- Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation
- 27/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program
- Life and disability insurance
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee
Who we are:
The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.
- Job Family Clinical Staff [300s]
- Job Function Medical Professionals
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator 8833 - Hospital - Professional Employees
- Required Education Associate Degree
- 1007 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA