FCC Behavioral Health
  • 09-Mar-2018 to 08-May-2018 (CST)
  • Caruthersville, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Job purpose 

The Clinic Nurse assists with the coordination of the psychiatrist's/nurse practitioner's daily activities. The Clinic Nurse also plans and manages patient care according to each patient's needs. 


  • A Registered Nurse (RN) licensed under Missouri state law to practice nursing, OR a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with Two (2) years of supervised related work experience.
  • Psychiatric experience and experience with healthcare technology preferred.
  • Must be capable of accurately recording and communicating diverse information and monitor said information;
  • Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health.         
  • Will work 2 days Caruthersville MO, and 3 days in Kennett MO                              

Core Job Duties 

  • Evaluate person(s)-served physical condition.
  • Obtain initial patient history.
  • Take person(s)-served vital signs.
  • Maintains timely, accurate, and well-written documentation associated with all person-served events.
  • Maintain a monthly schedule for injections and administer injections.
  • Perform screenings per Prescriber's request.
  • Request lab results and follow up with reported results.
  • Call in prescriptions and refill medications as needed and directed by the Prescriber.
  • Enter all controlled medications and new medications.
  • Manage Patient Assistance for all medications for the Prescribers.
  • Complete prior authorizations for Medicare/Medicaid/insurances for the Prescribers.
  • Answer phone calls regarding medications and notify Prescriber of adverse reactions.
  • Weekly updates on sample medication inventory and storage as well as quarterly inventory report.
  • Keep track of sample medication inventory and storage, as well as quarterly inventory reports.
  • Manage the billing for Telehealth services.
  • Handle request for records/discharge summaries as requested by Prescriber.
  • Triage any medical conditions that occur during treatment.
  • Participate in clinical staffing of all person(s)-served with supervisor and treatment team. Provide feedback to the treatment team in regard to medically related issues.
  • Effectively manage any medical emergencies that may arise.
  • When applicable, educate person(s)-served and family members (as necessary) about medication(s) prescribed to person(s)-served as well as side effects.
  • Monitor medication compliance.
  • Maintain inventory of all medical supplies.
  • Ensure physician orders are appropriately followed.
  • Accurate and timely completion of all medical interventions provided to person(s)-served.
  • Ensuring communication and coordination with and between multiple service providers.
  • Run EmoMed reports on person(s)-served on a regular basis and keep Supervisor updated.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
  • Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
  • Maintain awareness regarding the agency vision and assist staff in continuing motivation and empowerment.
  • Participates in clinical staffing of person(s)-served to include attendance of meetings and/or written notes regarding person(s)-served cooperation and participation with program expectations.
  • Complete all required medication documentation in record of person(s)-served.
  • Treatment plan review forms completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Accurate and timely completion of group counseling and group education logs, as required.
  • Accurate completion of all required program specific medication forms.
  • Accurate documentation of person(s)-served medical history and nursing assessment.
  • Document specific aftercare plans in regard to medical follow-up.
  • Consistently complies with supervisory directives as it applies to enforcement of facility policies and procedures with person(s)-served.
  • Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of diagnostic criteria sets for substance use and/or mental disorders.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Listen to others to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
  • Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
  • Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
  • Maintain confidentiality, at all times, within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
  • Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
  • Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.
  • Other job duties and special projects as assigned.                                                                                                                       

Core Competencies/Working Knowledge 

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Assessment Tools
  • Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Diversity, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
  • Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Achievement/Effort establish/maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
  • Innovation - use creativity/alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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