Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Nurse Care Manager functions as a primary practitioner, in collaboration with agency psychiatrists and medical secretary, client’s primary care and other specialty health providers, will monitor each members’ physical and psychiatric status and response to treatment utilizing a variety of different nursing services including: basic health screenings, on-going assessment, medication monitoring, and medication training services to assist individuals with mental illness to achieve rehabilitative, resilience and recovery goals. Provide physical health education and symptom management skills training to adult mentally ill clients receiving Recovery Services.
Provide basic health screenings, monitor chronic health conditions, and communicate information to physicians
Monitor members at their homes or in the community to assess health status and provide home health care, develop plans to meet needs, provide services according to nursing standards, and monitor clinical status and response to treatment.
Assist with comprehensive assessment for individuals transitioning from nursing homes to community based independent living.
Provide consultation to CST team regarding members’ medical issues. Serves as a resource for the CST team on general medical issues.
Work closely with all consulting psychiatrists and medical doctors as assigned. This may include but is not limited to: medication administration, scheduling appointments and coordinating care as indicated by the member’s service plans.
Perform medical examinations and evaluations, diagnoses, treatment, follow-up consultation and health education.
Obtain patient histories and develops patient care treatment plans, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Work cooperatively with inpatient hospital staff, keeping logs and other records of all contacts as required by agency practice.
Perform and participates in crisis intervention when necessary.
Meet productivity target as established by supervisor
Respond to clients seeking assistance with side effects, medication refills, or other medication questions between appointments
Determine appropriateness of requests for medication refills and process refills
Develop and lead/co-lead illness education skills training group
Administrative Medication Support Services
Assess client eligibility and complete applications with clients for pharmaceutical assistance programs
Receive, review, file lab reports and alert physicians to any abnormal findings that need to be addressed
Complete all clinical documentation and required reports in an accurate and timely manner
Receive input from the Manager or Supervisor and provide feedback regarding administrative issues
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures
Participate in orientations and training programs of the Center
RN with current Illinois license
BSN degree preferred; AAS degree with mental health or clinic experience acceptable
One year nursing experience in mental health setting
Current and valid driver’s license required.
Daily access to a personal vehicle is required.
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience