Under the routine supervision of the Behavioral Health Manager, will be responsible for calling in medication refills and completing prior authorization forms for medications. Back up to Outpatient RN’s when unavailable to include holding injection groups and assisting with the Patient Assistance Program. Provide support services for the Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Examples of Duties
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Addressing medication refill requests for the Outpatient Psychiatry Department
- Completing medication prior authorizations for the Outpatient Psychiatry Department
- Assist with clarifying any medication changes or concerns with pharmacies, facilities, group homes, jails, and individuals.
- Dispensing sample medications as needed
- Administering routinely scheduled IM injections as needed
- Facilitating weekly medication (Clozapine) groups as needed
- Obtaining routine urine drug screens as needed
- Assistance with maintaining an inventory of medical supplies and medications, disposing of expired items, ordering supplies as needed
- Monitors patient / consumer progress and response to treatment and documents these findings in the consumer record according to agency policy.
- Attends in-service trainings and agency staff meetings as scheduled
- Maintain good working relationships with consumers, family members, service providers, and all other interested parties.
- Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and County Department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Meet on-going training requirements and maintain knowledge necessary to assess, plan, and monitor supports and to keep current in rules, regulations, and community resources.
- May provide case management services to include home visits, medication delivery and transportation to consumers
Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience working with mentally ill, cognitively impaired and chemically dependent consumers. Ability to work effectively with consumers who show signs of agitation, psychosis, and withdrawal symptoms. Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful work situations. Knowledge of state and federal patient rights. Willingness to be part of a team and work hours as needed. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to be organized and attentive to timelines. Demonstrate the ability to be sensitive to the needs of consumers and provide appropriate service coordination and interventions.
Training and Experience:
Graduated from high school (or equivalent).
Graduated from an accredited school of practical nursing.
Current registration as a practical nurse in the State of Wisconsin.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the County may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
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