Care Coordination Program (CCP) Registered Nurse

Care Coordination Program (CCP) Registered Nurse

Job Code: CCPRN - 122G
NEW: June 4, 2020

General Description

  • This position works under the Care Coordination Program (CCP) Grant.
  • Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
  • Obtains medical/mental health history and provides medical/mental health screenings.
  • Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and setting.
  • Completes interviews and physical assessments.
  • May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to emergency needs of patients. Must appropriately document patient encounters electronically according to current standards of care using electronic health records.
  • Assess, evaluates and monitors the health care needs of patients using data relating to the patient.
  • Coordinate and implement discharge plans in conjunction with inter-professional team.
  • Conduct follow-ups as appropriate and necessary.
  • Monitor/observe for withdrawal complications, possible medication side effects, and emerging symptoms of mental health and medical issues.
  • Obtains patients' medical histories and appropriately refers abnormal findings or responses or stated medical problems to the physician and/ or mid-level provider.
  • Adheres to professional nursing principals, procedures and techniques for appropriate patient care and take direction from onsite administrative personnel.
  • Adheres to medication administration guidelines, understand pharmaceutical agents and their desired effects recognize adverse effects and take appropriate corrective measures as needed.
  • Provide patient health education as appropriate.
  • Participates as member of inter-professional team to ensure that equipment, supplies and logs are available, correct and updated.
  • Ensures all equipment is functional and appropriately maintained according to manufacturer's requirements.
  • May serve as clinic coordinator to ensure effective and efficient clinical operations.
  • May participate in peer reviews, Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities, Infection Control activities, investigations or other clinically significant activities.
  • Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
  • Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
  • Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
  • Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
  • Adheres to, and maintains awareness of organizational policies, procedures, directives, and accreditation standards.
  • Adheres to, and participates in, organizational Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
  • Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
  • Adheres to on-call schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas by the Board of Nurse Examiners or equivalent from a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) supplemented by two (2) years of clinical practice in a Mental Health specialty; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.