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CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness Nurse Proxy in Emporia, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11684126


Provides quality nursing services to agency clients and their families, in support of clients maintaining compliance with prescribed medications, learning, and applying self-care tools for better health, and preventing or reducing hospitalizations.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ Meets with and interviews clients prior to medication clinic appointments to gather current health information.

+ Verifies current treatment plans and prepares Medication Management progress notes for Med Providers.

+ Provides direct nursing services to child and adult clients under the direction of nurse manager, nurse practitioner, or physician, to maintain medication compliance and to promote stable mental and physical health.

+ Processes client inquiries and requests for prescription refills by collaborating with area pharmacy staff and primary care providers to assist clients in obtaining psychotropic medications as prescribed by medication clinic providers. Completes documentation for the medical record and client files.

+ Forwards laboratory reports to appropriate parties and ensures that the necessary information is shared to Medical Records for upload to the client chart.

+ Triages referrals to medication clinic and coordinates the scheduling of appointments to promote coordination of care among other services provided by the Center, hospitals, schools, and others.

+ Administers psychotropic medication injections to clients as prescribed and completes the progress note for the medical record.

+ Reinforces teaching lessons with clients on an individual basis by discussing health issues such as healthy eating habits and checking client’s blood pressure.

+ Partners with other healthcare providers to identify other medical conditions and appropriate inventions to promote health and wellness by observing and coordinating treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions.

+ Maintains accurate and complete records of all client services, as defined by state licensing agencies, funding agencies, and Mental Health Center standards and requirements. Submits progress notes, treatment plans, timesheets, and all work-related paperwork in a timely manner and in acceptable format as determined by agency requirements.

+ Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship and professional demeanor with clients, external community partners, Center staff members, and visitors.

+ Attends professional workshops and seminars to maintain and improve professional skills and meet licensure/certification requirements.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; handle objects; grasp and reach for items with hands and arms; manipulate hands and fingers; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 15 pounds. S pecific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Language skills are required, including the ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak the English language. This position also requires the ability to interpret written materials, write reports and business correspondence, and effectively present and respond to questions.