Psychiatric Nurse

Agency Name: Livingston County CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Candice Betke

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Livingston
  • Salary Range: $ 51,966 Starting per Year
  • Send applications to: http://cmhliv.iapplicants.com
  • Please include your resume when aplying.

Under the supervision of the Medical Director and Health and Medication Supervisor, complex care nurse provides assessment and medical support services to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. Position located at the program site for child and adolescent services.

Full-time Registered Nurse (RN) works closely with the psychiatry staff and other medical professionals by utilizing a team-based model. The RN takes a lead for planning, organizing service delivery, coordinating complex care and promoting health education in order to integrate healthcare within the team. The RN also serves as a patient advocate and maintains current knowledge and standards of the professional nursing practice. Experience in physical and mental health assessments, interpretation of laboratory tests, medication administration including injectable medications, treatment planning, and a wide-range of knowledge pertaining to mental health disorders and medications is preferred. May co-facilitate health and wellness educational groups as well as medication education classes for direct care provider staff. Excellent communication skills and proficient computer skills are required for this position.

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. Associate’s degree in Nursing required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Good working knowledge of medications used for behavioral health needs required. Experience working with children & adolescents required. Experience working with children & adolescents with serious emotional disturbance preferred. Valid MI driver’s license required. Some evening hours required.

EXPERIENCE: Prior experience providing nursing care in a medically-based, psychiatric, or pediatric practice setting required. Prior experience with a community mental health agency preferred. Experience in working with electronic medical records preferred. Ability to work as part of a team of professionals in a public mental health setting required.

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