Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)/Community Support Program (CSP)
*Responsible for development and implementation of preventative care, recovery and support services to Wood County residents diagnosed with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
*Services utilize evidence-based guidelines and tailored to the unique needs of the individual in such a way as to support growth and development, independent functioning and personal choice while ensuring that basic living needs are being adequately addressed.
*Registered Nurses (RNs) will provide counseling, supportive follow along services, consultation and assist individuals in accessing needed programs to assist them in the process of recovery and stabilization in their community.
*Provide lifespan recovery-based individualized case management services to adults and children with mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues. Work collaboratively with clients, their families, guardians and recovery teams in assessment and in developing integrated service plans. Provide linkage for collaboration between clients, contracted service providers, physicians and other community professionals. Use strategies including strength-based assessment to establish hope, facilitate empowerment, and promote stabilization in the community to achieve optimal independence and recovery.
*Maintain documentation as mandated by Wisconsin Medical Assistance Guidelines, Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act, and the department’s Nursing Standard of Care policies. Documentation includes but is not limited to assessments, treatment plans, contact notes, functional screen eligibility and training and supervision logs. Review vendor monthly invoices and documentation to assure accuracy of billing and compliance with recording requirements.
*Provide medication services and education which include: medical and pharmacy medication oversite, securing storage, coordinating medication management plan and giving prescribed injections. Medication education and documentation is completed at time of delivery.
*Assist non-nursing case managers, as requested, for medical needs of their clients. Conduct physical health assessments as required for medical triage and facilitate access to medical care as appropriate. Promote access to annual physical/dental/eye preventative care appointments. Provide linkage and timely communication to the medical community which may include transportation and participation in clinic visits to facilitate coordination of care.
*Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and attend recovery team meetings with team members, family members, guardians, residential staff, contracted service provider staff and CCS Service Facilitators.
*Organize, direct and assist in psycho-social rehabilitation activities, including daily living skills training, community living skills training, recreational and educational groups for consumers utilizing community settings and resources.
*Organize health promotion/disease prevention activities for clients, researching opportunities and promoting client participation. Assist clients to set personal goals, documenting individual and program outcomes.
*Introduce clients to community and individual opportunities that foster interest in life-long healthy lifestyles. Activities will be individual or group oriented, and promote:
? Daily physical exercise
? Healthy nutritional choices
? Participation in community wellness programs or support groups
? Participation in risk reduction programs
? Compliance with medical recommendations for chronic disease management.
*Know and practice the safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
B. OTHER DUTIES
*Assume rotating responsibility to mobile crisis response teams. Respond to and assess severity of mental health crises that occur in the community. Duties include telephone and face-to-face intervention with individuals who have been screened via telephone by Crisis Intervention and require response to a mental health crisis in a school, employment or a residential setting.
*Participate in continuing education via conferences, web-based and in-service training to maintain current nursing best practice standards.
*Provide consultation and education about mental health issues to service agencies, business and community organizations to improve understanding of the mental health delivery system, promote personal mental well-being, and reduce stigma of individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues.
*Perform other duties as assigned.
*Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or associated health field from an accredited college and two years of experience or an equivalent amount of nursing education and experience (an Associate Degree in Nursing (two year degree) and four years’ experience) and State of Wisconsin licensure as a Registered Nurse is required.
*Must have an understanding of techniques and skills useful in assisting individuals with a chronic mental illness.
*Must possess the ability to interview and counsel.
*Position requires the ability to work effectively with a variety of other professionals and manage time effectively.
*Basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions (department manuals, etc.), and reading and writing reports is necessary.
*Ability to communicate orally and in writing with individuals and groups.
*This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites. Possession of a valid driver’s license, as well as a licensed and insured automobile is required; or other means of reliable transportation immediately available to individual.
*Experience working with the chronically mentally ill in the community is desirable.