Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Nurse

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Nurse

JAMHI Health and Wellness is excited to be starting an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) service. ACT is a person-centered, compressive community-based, practice that provides integrated treatment, rehabilitation and support to individuals diagnosed with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. 

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment with a team that is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of care so they can “Live their Own Best Lives”, then come join the JAMHI ACT team.

The ACT Nurse, under the direction of the ACT Team Leader, will function as a member of the ACT team in determining the most appropriate treatment regimen in meeting the identified needs of individuals with severe/persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders with the majority of services completed in the community.

Responsible for medication coordination with pharmacy and physician (medical and psychiatric), interact and educate both staff and recipients about psychotropic medications, work closely with Prescribers regarding medication training/administration. Provide nursing assessments to include monitoring of recipient’s health care needs. Will require after hours and weekend coverage.

Major areas of Responsibility Include but not limited to:

  • Assist prescriber and all ACT service recipients with ongoing medication management across a variety of community based settings. 
  • Administer IM and PO medications in a variety of community settings as directed by Prescriber.
  • Provide medical screening, treatment, referral and support.  Accompany ACT service recipients to medical appointments when indicated, coordinating health care services with JAMHI Midtown Clinic as well as all healthcare providers throughout the community as needed.
  • Perform blood draws and complete necessary lab work/prepare and send out labs.
  • Provide client education and support regarding medications and medical concerns.
  • Coordinate medication management including pick-up and delivery through Genoa to individuals receiving ACT services throughout a variety of community locations.
  • Triage medical needs
  • Provide appropriate referrals for medical and dental needs and assist as needed.
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and clinical records.
  • Review current medication management protocols as well as the medical office and assist in updating as needed.
  • Provide in-service training for ACT staff on common medical issues and appropriate treatment, intervention, and support strategies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must hold an active State of Alaska RN license under AS 08.68 and working in their respective discipline or ability to obtain a State of Alaska RN license.
  • Experience working with persons experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders or as a psychiatric nurse preferred. .
  • Professional writing, computer and communications skills.
  • Ability to establish trusting professional relationship with persons served and their allies which allows for mutual respect, compassion, empathy and insight in all interactions as well as appropriate ethical and relational limits and boundaries.
  • Skill and experience in delivery of Evidence-Based Practices.
  • Experience working as part of an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team preferred.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check in accordance with the current state regulation requirements.
  • Must have valid Alaska driver’s license and be able to clear the JAMHI auto insurance screening through the independent insurance carrier and/or if driving.

Wage: $32.32 – $45.53 DOE

Application Instructions: To be considered for a position with JAMHI, you must submit both your resume and our employment application. Be sure to complete all requested information on the application form. Do not write “See Resume” on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may submit your paperwork by email or by drop off at our clinic located at 3406 Glacier Hwy.