Lifeline Connections has been leading the way in mental wellness and substance use treatment for 60 years. Since opening our doors in 1962, we’ve provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland metro area.
Today, with programs that cover mental health and wellness, recovery, employment and crisis management, our impact—and our desire to help more people—has never been greater.
If you’re looking for a social services non-profit that is rooted in community care and service, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
Working under the Team Lead, you’ll be responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments, assessing physical health needs, making appropriate referrals, and administering medication in conjunction with the ARNP and/or psychiatrist.
Our nursing team is a major part of patient success; using healthcare skills and experience, you’ll make a huge and positive impact on health and mental wellness outcomes for patients.
Practically speaking, you will:
- Assist in development and implementation of a transdisciplinary treatment plan in collaboration with the patients, mental health and substance use clinicians
- Under the direction of the team lead and in consult with psychiatrists, develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the team psychiatrist
- Evaluate and chart medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects
- Conduct regular assessments of responses to prescribed medications, including complications and side effects
- Under the direction of the team ARNP/psychiatrist, organize and manage pharmaceutical distribution, including medical supplies
- In collaboration with the team ARNP/psychiatrist, coordinate, schedule, and administer medical assessments of patient physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment
- Ensure that treatment planning and interventions are patient centered, culturally competent and age appropriate.
- Maintain patient confidentiality, safety and self-determination
- Initiate and/or facilitate admission to/discharge from inpatient psychiatric treatment as needed
- Complete all required documentation in an accurate, complete, and timely manner
- Actively contribute to program development by participating in agency meetings, serving on working committees, and undertaking agreed upon independent projects for the improvement of the agency and enhancement of services
- Maintain the safety, security, and confidentiality of patients and their families
This is a part-time position, with shifts available on Sundays overnight, from 730pm to 8am. Hourly rate will be between $32.25 and $39.25 per hour, commensurate with experience.
Collaboration and community are the hallmarks of our work culture. We are a team that shares in our values and dedication to the important work that we do; we are person-centered, not only with our clients, but also with one another.
- Associates degree in nursing
- Licensed as a registered nurse, with at least one year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting
- Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences
- A strong commitment to working collaboratively, assertively and interdependently with co-workers
- Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential
- Competency in adult psychopathology and pharmacology, clinical treatments of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, individual crisis intervention and psychotherapy and professional ethics
- Current unencumbered driver license and proof of current car insurance is required
- Ability to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved medical/religious exemption
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We strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.
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