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Nurse Care Coordinator

About Thresholds

Thresholds provides services and resources for persons with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois. We work with many populations, including youth and young adults, veterans, young mothers, deaf, and individuals experiencing homelessness, among others. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live an independent, healthy life.

Duties

The Nurse Care Coordinator (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic) leads care coordination services, conducts physical health and preventative care screenings, monitoring and follow up for project populations. Overall ensures the delivery of services that meet the needs of the client through the coordination of care. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Monitors and ensures that health care information collected at intake and other intervals is distributed to staff, psychiatrist and other medical personnel as necessary. Gives treatments to patient following physician’s instructions. Conducts preventive care screening and follow up, including BMI, weight, diabetes and may conduct tobacco and alcohol screening, suicide and depression screening and medication adherence screening and management. This may also include but is not limited to: medication administration, scheduling appointments and coordinating care as indicated by the consumer’s service plans. Utilizes service data to monitor and coordinate CCBHC consumers’ healthcare integration with collaterals. Collaborates as needed with pharmacies, mental health, substance use, medical providers, and collateral supports, such as counselors, outreach teams, courts and primary care providers. Attends to any medically related emergency or crises providing intervention as appropriate. Occasionally visits homes to determine patient and family needs, develops plan to meet needs, and provides nursing services.

Qualifications

EDUCATION Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Nursing required. EXPERIENCE Two (2) years experience working with persons diagnosed with mental illness preferred. Ability to synthesize and summarize information and make judgments regarding patient care. Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in order to provide information to patients and healthcare personnel. Demonstrated ability to function independently. Computer skills required; knowledge of database functions and maintenance necessary. SKILLS/CERTIFICATIONS Licensed Registered Nurse required. Current and valid driver’s license required. Daily access to a personal vehicle is required. Must obtain and maintain $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 liability insurance coverage. Subject to validation every 6 months. May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle or personal vehicle. Must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.

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