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Minimum Qualifications Permanent candidates must currently be a permanent Community Mental Health Nurse OR be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list OR be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Duties Description The Community Mental Health Nurse (CMHN) works within the framework of a treatment team providing nursing services to individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, and their caretakers/family care providers. They visit the individual's home to make recommendations for emergency or continuing care; suggest alternative treatment plans; teach the FCP methods of dealing with emergencies. They ensure that the health care needs of the individuals are provided and work with appropriate community agencies as necessary and ensure a coordinated team treatment plan.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•The Community Mental Health Nurse is responsible for ensuring that the safety and health of the individuals are maintained in the Family Care Home.
•It will be the function of the CMHN to monitor the homes to ensure that safety and health issues are immediately address and the required follow up is completed.
•Additionally, the CMHN ensures that the FCPs are adhering to the family care policies relative to health and safety of the individuals while in their Family Care Homes.
•The CMHN ensures that the FCPs are ensuring that all medical treatments are preformed and implemented as written and data is recorded as required.
•Provides oversight of individual’s health including participation in the FC team’s coordination of the individual’s health care services.
•Communicates and coordinates with other caregivers including day program providers and health care providers.
•Participates in assessing the FC provider’s skills and abilities relative to addressing the needs of the individual.
•Provides training and education to both the FC provider and the individual regarding health care issues and preventive health strategies.
•Participates in the assessment of the home’s physical environment and in the development of recommendations related to home modifications – as appropriate to meet the needs of the individual.
•Develops individualized plans of nursing service.
•Acts as a liaison between the FCP, individuals and other treatment team members.
•Other duties as assigned
Additional Comments Travel within the five county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
26 Center Circle
Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSOO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.
Taconic DDSO – Human Resources
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367
Please note: Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.