Nurse Navigator-Behavioral Health

Registered Nurse

The Registered Nurse will work directly with individuals who experience serious mental illness in the role of a “Clinical Navigator.” The Clinical Navigator will work in collaboration with a Behavioral Health Professional (who holds a minimum of a Master’s degree) as part of a “Navigator Team.”

The Navigator Team (shared caseload) provides clinical services, congruent with the Recovery Model, that facilitate integration of Behavioral Health and Physical Health services.

The Clinical Navigator will complete health education, facilitate communication between Physical Health and Behavioral Health practitioners, attend appointments with individuals, participate in aftercare planning for both Psychiatric and Physical health inpatient stays, and triage complaints to the appropriate level of care. The Clinical Navigator will also use other interventions, as appropriate, to help individuals meet their wellness goals.

This position is full time, salaried working 37.5 hours per week. This is considered a community based, mobile program with the majority of the duties/tasks conducted out in the community with clients. 

Qualifications:

  • The applicant must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania with three years of direct care experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred but will also consider Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • Current driver’s license required.
  • Experience in both acute care and mental health preferred as the individual will be utilizing their entire body of knowledge in providing integrated care.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative care models.
  • Experience with health and wellness/preventive care programs.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to serve persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Basic computer skills a must and ability to utilize smart phones, laptops and chromebooks.

Description of Duties:

  • Conduct initial assessments and enrollment into the program including a detailed history and provide education about the program and the goals and expectations of treatment.
  • Conduct, collect, and/or analyze bio psychosocial assessments of consumers, including completion of formal assessment tools and outcome measures.
  • Active participation in all outcome measurements and other QI activities within the program.
  • Serve as a consultant to consumers, family, behavioral health, primary care, and other medical offices in the community.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between the consumer, primary care physician and psychiatrist. Provide recommendations for changes in the treatment plan.
  • Conduct a variety of wellness and preventive care programs such as smoking cessation, nutrition, etc.
  • Monitor consumers closely (in person or by phone) for changes in severity of symptoms and medication side effects. Educate consumers about medications and their side effects, as needed; encourage treatment adherence. Screen for other medical conditions as clinically indicated.
  • Skilled in Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT.
  • Foster cooperative relationships among the diverse professional disciplines within the program and community to facilitate overall professional growth and the application of new knowledge.
  • Complete service docs thoroughly in accordance with program requirements and utilizing Collaborative Documentation.
  • Support all aspects of consumer driven recovery efforts.
  • Attend all necessary trainings and weekly/monthly meetings.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings and assist in developing integrated care plans.

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must make available for photocopy, the original of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.

To apply, email resume to:

Kosh Ciaffone, HR Assistant, at [email protected]

*Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider