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Western Montana Mental Health Center Registered Nurse in Hamilton, Montana

WHY WORK FOR WMMHC?

Western Montana Mental Health Center is Montana's largest community mental health center with a mission-driven purpose of serving our communities. We serve well over 15,000 clients per year with almost 600 staff in 17 counties. We offer a broad continuum of care from community-based services to outpatient services to inpatient addiction recovery services. We believe in supporting our staff members in their work/life balance by providing flexible and personalized use of PTO. Western operates as a not-for-profit, public purpose corporation (501) (c)(3).

BENEFITS

  • Low Cost Health Insurance with three available health plans

  • HSA Match for qualifying plans and full-time employees

  • EAP

  • Payroll Stipend in lieu of medical and HSA contribution for qualifying employees

  • Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the director of nursing, the employee is responsible for the provision of nursing services to mentally ill adults. Psychiatric mental health nursing practice is characterized by interventions that promote and foster health, assess dysfunction, assist patients to regain or improve their coping abilities, and prevent further disability. These interventions focus on psychiatric-mental health crisis-stabilization patients and include health promotion and health maintenance, intake screening and evaluation, case management, provision of a therapeutic environment, tracking patients and assisting them with self-care activities, and monitoring psycho-biological treatment regimens, health teaching, counseling and crisis intervention. The RN functions as an active member of a team of professionals in the delivery of community based mental health and substance abuse treatment and rehabilitative services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take and record vital signs as necessary or ordered by a physician

  • Distribute required medications to clients as prescribed while documenting information on Medication Administration Records (MARs). Includes providing injections as necessary or ordered by a physician

  • Reports medication changes to the treatment team in accordance with the specific program and WMMHC clinical policies

  • Evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications and side effects and arranges and tracks required lab work according to physicians’ orders.

  • Provide regular and ad-hoc consultation and education service to clients, family members and sometimes the community at large

  • Advises direct supervisor and/or Executive Director in advance of any possible or pending involvement in proceedings regarding professional services rendered by any employee

  • Must meet assigned productivity standards regarding billable units.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and use of electronic medical records (EMR) and appropriate documentation within the electronic system.

  • Accurately completes daily time card and appropriate billing log(s) and submits them to the direct supervisor in accordance with program policy

  • Attends and participate in all required meetings unless excused by the supervisor

  • Destroys outdated or discontinued medications per destruction policies and procedures

  • Complete all work in compliance with State Standards and WMMHC Policies and Procedures

  • May perform on-call duties, as necessary

  • Maintains strict client confidentiality per HIPAA rules and regulations

  • May perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or Executive Director.

  • Candidate supervision

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduation with a two-year degree required, such as A.S. in Nursing; Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in nursing preferred.

  • One-year experience working with adults with mental illness preferred

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be licensed as an RN or LPN in the state of Montana

  • Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training, First Aid and CPR

  • Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.

  • Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies.

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