Registered Nurse / Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

Job Closing: Mar 22, 2019

Division: Health Services, Mental Health and A/CDP

Job Code: 29-1141

Salary Range: $49,358.40 to 76,481.60 ($23.73 to 36.77)

Status: Full-time, term to 09/30/2021 - possibility of permanent, exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse/Behavioral Health Care Coordinator is a member of the Behavioral Health clinical team that guides the care and support of clients being served in the Mental Health and Alcohol Chemical Dependency Outpatient clinics. Under the direction of the Mental Health Director, the RN/Care Coordinator will assist the Mental Health therapists, Psychiatrist, and the Outpatient Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Program staff with meeting the client's needs by providing health monitoring, education, medication management, screening, physical health assessments, injections, care coordination and advocacy for clients. The RN/Care Coordinator assists with service delivery with other agencies, coordinating care, triage and facilitating referrals.

RN/Care Coordinator will assist with health monitoring and management of behavioral health clients, provide physical health assessments, screening, and outreach in the community. The RN/Care Coordinator will work within guidelines of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Health Services policies and procedures, including Mental Health and A/CDP, and under standards of care according to New York State Office of Mental Health and New York State Office of Substance Abuse and Alcohol Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with clients, fellow employees and associates.
  • Work as part of the behavioral health team to carry out client’s treatment plans.
  • Coordinate service delivery with other agencies, schools and programs within Health Services.
  • Taking and triaging referrals - gathering from the referral source the emergent/emergency nature of the referred persons need for treatment, screening for behavioral health disorders, and triaging for care needed.
  • Provide injections to clients receiving injectable psychotropic or Medication Assisted treatment.
  • Assist Clinic and School-based therapists with care coordination, case management and engagement with adults, youth and families.
  • Linking - The process of referring or transferring a client to supports and services of their choice and need, especially with physical health services.
  • Monitoring - Observation to assure continuity of service in accordance with the patient's treatment plan, health monitoring, support medication management and health promotion.
  • Case-specific Advocacy - Interceding on behalf of a client and their family to assure access to services required in the individual treatment plan, especially with Medical Clinic, Outreach, LGHP and pharmacy.
  • Facilitate wraparound/care coordination meetings when needed.
  • Outreach and Screening: Provide mental health information and screenings at Head Start, local schools, local colleges, Akwesasne Girls and Boys Club, and community events.
  • Providing outreach and engagement of clients into services.
  • Establishing working relationships with youth and young adult serving agencies.
  • Participate and assist with grant activities, planning meetings and evaluation.
  • Assisting clients with health monitoring and medication issues, including obtaining prior authorization for medications.
  • Reviewing health history forms and making recommendations for physical health follow-up.
  • Performing health assessments with ACDP outpatient clients.
  • Assisting with Continuing Quality Improvement project and reporting requirements.
  • Documenting client contact in all the electronic health records that Health Services uses (RPMS Behavioral Health electronic record, EHR, and Script Pro) according to NYSOMH and NYSOASA standards of care.
  • Assisting with nursing duties at Partridge House when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned within scope of work as a RN/Behavioral Health Care Coordinator.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personal health information within Health Services, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum – Associates in Nursing and Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in New York State. Preferred: Experience with behavioral health, inpatient or outpatient settings. Hospital experience. Familiarity with Akwesasne Community. Interest in obtaining additional training/education in Behavioral Health.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process. Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues. Ability to do presentations, represent the mental health program and connect with people. Motivated, caring and compassionate, committed to suicide and substance use prevention, reducing impact of stigma and increasing help seeking behavior. CPR certification and physically able to carry out the duties of the position.

REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis. Ability to solve practical problems wand deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.