Post Date: 03/27/2019
Close Date: 04/29/2019
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, one of the largest community behavioral health providers in the state of Oregon, delivers whole health care -- integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care and housing -- to support our communities. Our approach is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed. Cascadia hires innovative, compassionate and dedicated staff who are aligned with trauma-informed care and who are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and who are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.
This position is going to be located at the Clackamas health center and is Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, full time 40/hrs. per week.
The Registered Nurse for the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) coordinates a wide range of supportive and therapeutic behavioral health services for a shared caseload of adults with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required that the ACT Registered Nurse (RN) understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility for treatment decisions in keeping with RN licensure provisions and provides care prescribed by physicians and nurse practitioners Registered Nurse responsibilities shall not be delegated.
- A Bachelors in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university or an associates degree in Nursing with an additional one year of full time work experience in mental health.
- Must demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005.
- An active, unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse License and CPR/First Aid Certification.
A minimum of two years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of medical conditions most commonly encountered by people with a severe and persistent mental illness and an understanding of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivered.
- Motivational Interviewing.
- Ability to maintain a trauma informed care environment.
- Operate computer hardware and software (including EMR Software) at a level to effectively perform the job functions, including entering and retrieving data.
Must have access to a personal vehicle and be comfortable transporting clients in a community setting. Possess a valid driver's license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.
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