Nurse (RN) for ACT Team- Hickory

Posted: 07/17/2022

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Job Location:  Hickory

Position Type: Full time

 

A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in Western North Carolina.

To learn more about us, visit our website at www.caringalternative.com.

 

 

Why apply at A Caring Alternative?

 

  • We celebrate diversity, so bring YOU!   We want you to be proud and comfortable to bring your true self and we strive to enhance the value of our work through respectful curiosity of one another’s culture.

 

  • Competitive Payrates!  We offer a competitive rate of pay. Work related mileage is paid tax free.

 

  • Pride in Your Work!  You can join an organization that seeks to set the standard for quality support services for people with mental illness.  We hope you will find satisfaction and take pride in your work here.

 

  • Strong Core Values!  Join our values-based, family-owned company with a culture that we care.

 

  • Grow!  Our strong core values include promotion and position changes for your career development.

 

  • Clinical Supervision!  Supervision is available for clinical licensure.

 

  • Flexibility!  We work in a team environment and promote flexibility.

 

  • Training!  Solid training is provided & paid by the company.

 

  • Benefits!  We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees.
  • 401(k) & Roth retirement plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off accrual begins upon hire, 100 hours first year
  • Major medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Short term & long-term insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
Summary & Responsibilitiess

An Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team consists of a community-based group of medical, behavioral health and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental illness. The role of the ACTT Nurse is to work as a team member responsible for conducting assessments, addressing 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.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team
  • Provide individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients need as well as advocating on behalf of client rights and preferences
  • Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serve as a backup to evening and weekend staff
  • Organize and manage the system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration tightly into clients individual treatment plan
  • In collaboration with the team psychiatrist, coordinate, schedule, and administer medical assessments of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment and coordinate psychiatric treatment with medical treatment

Education and Experience Required:   

  1. Registered Nurse License (RN) or Nurse Practitioner
  2. Minimum of one (1) year experience working with adults with serious mental illness and a working knowledge of psychiatric medications, regardless of team size.

Licensure/Certification Requirements:   RN or Nurse Practitioner

Resume must include degree earned (major & minor), graduation month & year, relevant employment dates including month and year, and populations served.

 

A Caring Alternative, LLC is a CARF accredited service provider with facilities in Asheville, Hickory, Marion, and Morganton, NC. A Caring Alternative, LLC is CABHA certified and a Trauma Informed Agency. We provide an array of services to Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, and Mitchell counties which consist of Assertive Community Treatment Team, Community Support Team, Day Treatment, Integrated Care, Intensive In-Home, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, and Therapeutic Foster Care.

We are an equal opportunity employer.