Community Health Center/Community Clinic, Government, Hospital, Public and Private
TOTAL WELLNESS NURSE CARE MANAGER
San Mateo County Health
San Mateo County Health's, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division (BHRS), has an exciting opportunity for an experienced psychiatric nurse to work in behavioral health as a member of an interdisciplinary team, in a community-based system of care for clients with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. This current 0.80 FTE vacancy is in Total Wellness, an integrated behavioral health and primary care program.
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services needs a dynamic Nurse Care Manager - Community Mental Health Nurse to act as the primary health liaison in an integrated behavioral health and primary care program, Total Wellness. Total Wellness aims to reduce disparities in access to health care for people with mental illness and alcohol and drug addictions, as well as improve their physical health outcomes through chronic disease prevention, early intervention, health care coordination and disease management strategies. The Nurse Care Manager will work with a multidisciplinary team of medical and behavioral health professionals, community workers and others to improve health outcomes of BHRS consumers. General supervision of the Nurse Care Manager will be provided by the Total Wellness Supervising Mental Health Clinician.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing
Skill in engaging, establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with families and consumers
Knowledge of current psychiatric nursing practices, including psycho-pharmacology and the medical issues associated with serious mental illness
Knowledge of the behavioral health needs of adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders
Knowledge of the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery
Experience in providing individual and group skill-based psychoeducation
Experience working in an outpatient community mental health setting
Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team as a direct service provider
Bilingual Spanish skills preferred
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
The primary liaison between the Primary Care Providers and the BHRS clinic and contract staff who are providing services for the enrolled client
Communicate formally and informally about client needs and progress
Participate as indicated in staff meetings and case conferences about enrolled clients
Provide appropriate documentation in client's BHRS medical record for purposes of communication and claiming
Wherever possible and appropriate, establish relationships with enrolled clients as lead health coach/clinician
Perform initial baseline assessments and progress report interviews for enrolled clients
Take lead role in encounter data collection, analysis and reporting out
Design and implement client education programs, including medication education, weight management, smoking cessation, nutrition, sleep management and diabetes care
Support other staff in implementing client education programs listed above
Help establish and monitor client's wellness plans through assessment, development, activation and evaluation
Work with clients on an individual or group basis on integrating health and wellness plans into their lifestyles
Work with clients to adhere to appointment schedules, screening protocols and treatment regimens
Be available to screen or triage ongoing client requests for services by primary care providers
Provide consultation and direction to Peer Wellness Coaches
Requires a BSN, California license as a Registered Nurse and one year of nursing experience in outpatient community mental health setting.
Final Filing Deadline: Apply immediately as this recruitment is open on a continuous basis and a hire may be made at any time.
As a county health department, San Mateo County Health administers public health programs and provides clinical and supportive services that help everyone in San Mateo County live longer and better lives. County Health protects the public by regulating harms that could cause disease, informing advocacy to achieve healthier communities, and preventing the spread of disease. County Health is also a safety-net provider with a long history of innovation in health care delivery. We support those in need with comprehensive prevention and treatment programs and services.
We strive to protect and promote the health of everyone in San Mateo County by working to prevent diseases before they occur, treating mental and physical conditions, and monitoring the environment and the health of our community.
San Mateo County Health is comprised of the following divisions and teams: Aging & Adult Services, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Communications, Correctional Health Services, Emergenc