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Department: 050 - Florida Assertive Community Treatment Team
Location: Leesburg, FL

FUNCTION: This member of the Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) multidisciplinary team is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing of a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Must have a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and be knowledgeable about the FACT model. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills. Displays excellent telephone and customer service skills.

 

CORE COMPETENCES:

1)     Age Specific: Assessment, Interpretation, Intervention, Knowledge, Developmental Stages, Enhances Family Involvement

2)     Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness

3)     Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Thinking Skills

4)     Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI Commitment, Linking/Networking, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety

Performance Specific: Assessment, Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Empowerment/Advocacy, Medication Issues, Psychosocial Interventions, Treatment/Recovery Service Planning.

 

JUDGMENT: Good, sound judgment is integral to the security, confidential and satisfactory job performance.

 

POSITION CONTENT: This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, and/or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education: Completion of an accredited nursing program for Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses.

 

Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience with the severe and persistent mental illness population or related field.

 

Personal Qualities: A pleasant and friendly manner is vital to satisfactory job performance. Must display patience and understanding of personís with disabilities and in challenging customer service situations. Must be alert and vigilant at all times. Dependability and adaptability essential for this position. Must show initiative and be able to work autonomously.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

 

Special Factors: Maintains a professional atmosphere. Provides excellent customer service. Maintains good working relationship with center, as well as, facility staff and external agencies. Works with staff psychiatrist to coordinate pharmacological management.

 

Essential Functions: Nursing assessments and interventions. Documentation of services provided. Successful functioning in a team-based program.

 

Staff Development: Completes all administrative and competency requirements in accordance to Individual Training Plan.

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