Better Health Care Starts with You
Better Health Care Starts with You
At Navos, we offer a healing home for children, young people and adults who are vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders. The Navos mission is to transform the quality of life for the people we serve by providing a broad spectrum of care. We believe that equity and inclusion are vital to living our values and achieving our mission
Conducts nursing assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff. Provides case management for an assigned group of clients.
Functions and Responsibilities
1. Responsible for providing safe, efficient and quality care to all of the clients
2. Able to establish rapport and communicate well with a broad spectrum of diverse individuals; able to provide leadership to team members, as well as provide a role model for professionalism and good mental health; able to function effectively in an often chaotic milieu; demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
3. Provides Nutritional education to all ECS residents and to staff at team meetings.
4. Provides Diabetes education to all ECS residents and to staff at team meetings
5. Performs injections to ECS clients that require them based off the ECS prescriber and ECS nurse's recommendations and orders.
6. Provides diabetic nail care for all ECS clients
7. Does nursing assessments on each ECS client at point of intake and regularly
8. Updates the clozaril website
9. Is the back up to the ECS nurse when the ECS nurse is out on leave.
10. Provides ongoing communication and referrals to public health at Navos, to primary care doctors in the community and is point person for all other health referrals (rehab clinics, foot care, physical therapy, dental, eye care, nursing care, hospice, adult family homes, senior living etc.)
11. Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.
12. Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Values consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
13. Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence.
14. Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
15. Other duties as assigned.
16. Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
1. Minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing. Bachelors or Masters Degree in Nursing preferred.
2. Washington State Registered Nurse license required.
3. Current Washington State Driver’s License with proof of vehicle insurance required.
4. Minimum of one year experience working with seriously and persistently mentally ill or acutely mentally ill in an inpatient psychiatric, outpatient psychiatric or home health care setting.
5. Basic computer literacy required.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.
Reports to: Dual Reporting, PACT/ECS Clinical Supervisor and Director of Outpatient Nursing
Supervises: Not Applicable
Personal Traits & Qualifications
Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing.
Patient care delivery may involve lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required without assistance.