Nurse

SOUND

About the organization

Our Mission

To strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs.

Our Vision

To provide effective and innovative whole health care for the people and community we serve.

Our Core Values
•Respect for the uniqueness and cultural differences of each individual.
•Excellence in the quality of our services.
•Sustainability through good stewardship of our resources.
•Partnering with clients, organizations, and agencies.
•Encourage healthy life choices.
•Commitment to our standard of excellence.
•Teamwork and collaboration both internally and externally.

Who We Are & What We Do

Founded in 1966, Sound is one of King County’s most comprehensive providers of quality mental health and addiction treatment services, supporting our area’s most vulnerable populations.A central tenet of our work is Reaching Recovery, an evidence-based clinical care model...

Duties

•Develop trusting, professional, caring relationships with clients, community, providers, and natural supports.
•Obtain information to identify and prioritize client's health conditions and establish goals that are client specific and identified as part of their self-management goals.
•Work with the client and supports to provide client centered care which includes client identification of specific health care goals.
•Develop a care-plan with the client, providing all information to the PCP and set an appropriate timeline for achieving identified goals.
•Communicate with pharmacies to obtain prescribed medications.
•Schedule and participate in ongoing consumer medication reviews.
•Prepare and incorporate necessary reports, summaries and progress notes into client charts as part of clinical record.
•Participate in ongoing program development and assessment as needed for program stability, including weekly meetings.
•Perform liaison duties with other agencies and secures resources on behalf of clients.
•Participate in team meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
•Make necessary arrangements with counselors/case managers for hospitalization of clients when indicated.
•Advocate for culturally relevant services from other service providers.
•Advocate for clients with community agencies and professionals, including health care providers and the criminal justice system.
•Develop knowledge base in physical disability (continues)

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

•Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
•Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications.
•Motivated to develop expertise in serving persons with mental illness.
•Previous experience working with mentally ill individuals preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

•Knowledge of nurse practice laws.
•Ability to make independent medical decisions; to initiate emergency medical treatment; to communicate clearly and concisely (orally and in writing) issues related to the department, and to organize one's supervisory and consultant support when needed.
•Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.
•Good diagnostic skills and capacity to work with students and volunteers.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

•A valid Washington State license as Registered Nurse
•Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record.
•Must pass a criminal background check.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

https://sound.e3applicants.com/careers/NurseLPN--Housing-Outreach-Lake-City-Way-291

Nurse/LPN - Housing Outreach *Lake City Way*

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Housing Outreach Program goal assists individuals in public housing with Seattle Housing Authority and King County Housing Authority to maintain housing. The Housing Authority team member will identify individuals who or are at risk; the Housing Outreach team will respond by providing outreach and engagement.

The nurse on the housing outreach team will provide brief nursing assessments and nursing referrals for individuals. The nurse will work in collaboration with the housing outreach clinician, peer and SUD professional to coordinate primary care and psychiatric care for individuals in housing that might need additional assistance. The nurse will make recommendations on the need for higher levels of care for medically compromised individuals and will coordinate medical needs with community agencies.

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