Registered Nurse – Intensive Mobile Treatment Team

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Janian Medical Care, P.C., seeks a Registered Nurse for CUCS’ new Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) Team.

As part of Mayor DeBlasio’s NYC Safe initiative, IMT is a new, demonstration project funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH) designed to provide care to New Yorkers who have had recent and frequent contact with the mental health, criminal justivce and homeless systems. DoHMH has chosen CUCS to operate the Manhattan IMT Team which will provide care to a maximum of 25 clients. The team will consist 4 social service clinicians including the IMT Team director, 2 peers, a half-time psychiatrist and a Registered Nurse.

Janian Medical Care provides psychiatric, nursing and primary care to homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers in supportive housing, shelters and with street outreach teams. Janian Medical Care is widely recognized as a leader in the delivery and development of on-site clinical services and at offering clinicians a supportive, flexible work environment that supports clinical freedom and creativity. Our clinicians enjoy expert supervision that encourages clinical excellence and continued professional development. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. There is a 10% salary supplement for service to the IMT Team. This is a full-time position. We will consider 2 part-time applicants. Working hours may be flexible.

The Registered Nurse will have primary responsibility for improving the overall health of program participants including promotion of physical and mental health integration. The Registered Nurse will work with members of the multi-disciplinary IMT Team towards this goal by engaging in the following activities:

Conducting diagnostic and risk assessments and providing care in multiple settings including in institutional settings and in participants’ homes
Providing clinical care, including administering medication, at the direction of the IMT psychiatrist
Maintaining medication logs and databases
Assisting participants with compliance with treatment including with medications
Linking participants to primary and specialty care
Participating in multidisciplinary team meetings
Liaising with pharmacies, hospitals and city agencies as needed

Qualifications:

New York State licensed Registered Nurse

Experience working with people living with mental illness and/or with homeless or justice-involved people preferred

Bilingual preferred but not required