Community Psychiatric Nurse

General Statement of Duties:

Under the direction of the Nurse Coordinator, provides direct nursing services to clients and works to ensure the proper ordering, storage, delivery, and tracking of medication provided to Community Services Board clients; participates in planning and implementing the delivery of nursing care for clients of the Board and in providing education and consultation to Board clients, families, and staff regarding medication and health issues. The incumbent works in cooperation with other Board nursing staff. The incumbent must exercise discretion and independent judgment in providing services. The incumbent carries out his/her duties at the direction of the Nurse Coordinator. She/he receives direct, regularly scheduled clinical and administrative supervision.

This position is classified non-exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides nursing services as licensed to perform

Manages obtaining medications through local pharmacies

Cooperates with the prescribers in delivering samples of medications and prescriptions to clients Manages the indigent programs for assigned clients;

Administers intramuscular injections under the direction of the prescribers;

Monitors clients for the development of side effects of medications

Performs venipunctures/phlebotomy as ordered by prescriber

Documents client contacts and maintains client records in accordance with established Board policy and procedure;

May provide educational and consultation services to clients, their families, group homes, other community agencies, and Board staff about medications and about clients mental and physical health needs;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with established Board policy.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing; adherence to the code of ethics of the nursing profession; basic knowledge about mental illness and the use of psychotropic medication in its treatment; the ability to assess both general health problems and medication side effects; ability to organize and attend to detail in the delivery of medication; good interpersonal skills demonstrated good judgment, and the ability to work with considerable autonomy. The ability to work comfortably with a wide diversity of both professional staff and clients is required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or nursing school with a degree or diploma in nursing, current licensure as an R.N./L.P.N. in the Commonwealth of Virginia plus one year of nursing experience which includes experience working with mental health clients.  Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate.

Other Information:

Equipment: Standard nursing equipment, telephone; computer hardware and software as required.

 Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation and noise levels.

Work Location: 1241 N. Main St. campus, occasionally clients’ homes and/or nursing homes.

Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with human service office environment including hazards associated with problem behaviors; behaviors and hazards associated with necessary use of medical procedures. Use of standard precautions required. Use of protective equipment recommended.

Work Schedule: Regular office hours, Monday through Friday; additional hours as needed to perform job requirements.  Regular attendance is required.

 

Summit House Clinical Advocate

HRCSB is seeking licensed-eligible individual to serve on the team for Summit House, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program, as the Clinical Advocate. This position will work closely with individuals with Serious Mental Illness in development and practice of daily living skills, coping strategies and education regarding their illness as well as community resources in our area. This position will provide opportunities to work both individually and collaboratively with Summit House team and other agency staff in providing assessment, treatment planning and documentation requirements. The ideal candidate will possess good communication, written and oral, person centered approach, ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere. Supervision towards professional license is available. This position requires candidates to be licensed eligible in the State of Virginia and a minimum of two years working with individuals with serious mental illness.

Crisis Response Team Clinician

General Statement of Duties:

To provide mental health assessments and brief supportive services in collaboration with Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Service Board.  This position will fulfill specifications of the three year grant for The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program funded by the Bureau of Justice Administration. The mental health crisis clinician will work collaboratively with assigned law enforcement officer from Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office to form the Crisis Response Team, together they will respond to mental health crisis related situations in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County. The mental health clinician will provide assessment of serious mental illness for persons in the community as well as in custody at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail. This position will work primarily in the community and will provide follow up services for persons identified as high risk or high needs to prevent further decompensation and justice system involvement. The mental health crisis clinician is expected to exercise considerable independence and autonomy in day to day decision-making related to the delivery of services to a diverse population.  This position is directly supervised by the Senior Manager of Emergency Services.  Position is contingent on continued funding.

This position is classified exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 Major Essential Functions:

Will work collaboratively with law enforcement organizations and existing mobile crisis unit.

Provides mental health assessments to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in the community.

Provides brief supportive services to individuals following contact with the crisis response team.

Provides case management services to identified population of high risk females and those with immediate needs prior to being assigned to CSB mental health case management services.

Deliberate and improved communication between community responders and emergency services to fill service gaps.

Appropriately divert persons requiring immediate psychiatric interventions prior to entering the criminal justice system.

Connect mental health consumers who have frequent interactions with law enforcement or the mental health system to appropriate resources within the community.

Follow up with individuals that have been determined as having a mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders that have been released from the criminal justice system.

Reduce law enforcement time on calls associated with mental health consumers.

Increase overall treatment satisfaction for mental health consumers.

Will maintain a working knowledge of community resources.

Assure compliance with agency policy, confidentiality, client’s rights, licensure regulations and Medicaid regulations as applicable.

Meets agency standards for same day documentation and staff productivity expectations.

Maintain effective relationships with coworkers, consumers, and staff based on courtesy, compassion and respect.

Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with board policies and procedures and with program and client needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 This position requires a thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of mental health counseling, specifically as it relates to mental health diagnosis and case management; ability to work effectively with a variety of client populations, co-workers and service providers from the community; knowledge of crisis intervention and emergency techniques; knowledge of and adherence to basic ethics appropriate for the helping relationship; the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and demonstrated good judgment and creativity is a must.

Additional Requirements:

 

Possession of a current, valid Virginia driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

 

Minimum Education and Experience:

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Human Services or a related specialty, plus two years of experience in a mental health or substance abuse setting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must become a certified prescreener and hold an active professional licensure or be licensed eligible in the state of Virginia.  Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office. Additionally position is required to complete Crisis Interview Team training within six months of employment.

Additional Information:

Equipment: Telephone, copy machine, vehicle, PC, cell phone, and electronic signature pads.

Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation and noise levels. Community settings, facilities, individual’s homes with environment as determined by occupant.

Work Location: Rockingham Harrisonburg Regional Jail, Harrisonburg, Va., individuals’ homes, facilities, and or community settings.

Work Hazards: Moderate hazards associated with community and home based services.

Work Schedule:  40 hours per week – some evenings as required during crisis.  Additional hours as needed to perform job requirements.

HIPAA Access Level 2: Full read/write access to protected health information (PHI), limited to the minimum necessary, for all clients directly served or assigned, as well as all clients indirectly served through case consultation, clinical supervision, program management, or coverage requirements. Staff at Level 2 are allowed to seek out client PHI as necessary to perform their assigned duties, but are expected to exercise due precautions to limit exposure to any PHI which is outside the scope of their need to know. Utilization of information will be in accordance with HIPAA regulations regarding use limitation, disclosure and requests of PHI.

Substance Abuse Peer Recovery Specialist

Seeking an individual to be a peer provider who has lived experience with addiction and/or mental illness and is in active recovery. The peer will provide peer support services to individuals with substance use or co-occurring substance use/mental health concerns who have criminal justice involvement and/or needing support in accessing and staying in engaged in treatment services.
Requires Peer Certification or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Will need a valid Virginia driver’s license and acceptable driving record. This is a 12 month, full-time position with benefits.

Adult Outpatient Clinician II

General Statement of Duties:

To provide individual and group counseling, education, individual evaluation, assessment, treatment planning, for persons with mental health substance use, and co-occurring disorders. The Adult Outpatient Clinician is directly responsible to the Senior Manager of Adult Outpatient Services. He or she is expected to exercise considerable independence and autonomy in day-to-day decision-making related to the delivery of behavioral healthcare and to carry out those services on a daily basis with a minimum of supervision. The position requires expertise in the area of person- centered, evidenced-based treatment of substance use and mental health disorders, and the ability to work effectively with other service providers both within the Board system and within the community. Good judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality are also required.

Persons in this class are classified exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

Provides intakes, treatment planning, direct counseling, individual and group therapy, and case management to consumers with mental health and/or substance use disorders, individuals with multiple challenges that interfere with functioning , and family members;

Meets agency standards for staff productivity

Assures compliance with agency policy, client rights, confidentiality, professional ethics, licensure regulations, and Medicaid regulations as applicable;

Participates in consultation and coordination meetings to assure effective and efficient delivery of services to consumers;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Completes case recording and documentation promptly that meets external and internal standards, utilizing an Electronic Health Record;

Complies with human rights regulations, agency licensure requirements, confidentiality statutes, third party regulations, and professional code of ethics;

Provides crisis intervention/emergency services;

Participates in workshops and staff development;

Makes effective use of available technology, including word processing, electronic health records, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Performs other duties as assigned consistent with established operational policies and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of mental health and substance abuse interventions; individual and group therapeutic techniques; crisis intervention/emergency techniques; demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients, co-workers, and service providers from the community; knowledge of and adherence to ethical standards appropriate for

a therapeutic relationship; ability to devise and conduct education and training programs for clients and service providers; ability to write concisely and effectively; demonstrated good judgment; good interpersonal skills. Computer literacy and work processing skills required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in human services or related specialty, plus two years of experience in a mental health and/or substance abuse setting; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must be professionally licensed (LPC or LCSW). Staff member is responsible submitting an active license at time of hire and annual proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office.

Other Information:

Equipment: Telephone, copy machine, PC, word processing, EHR, training software

Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation and noise levels.

Work Location: 1241 North Main Street, Harrisonburg; and other sites as determined

by program needs.

Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with treatment programs.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; some evening hours required as scheduled. Additional hours as needed to perform job requirements.  Regular attendance is required.

 

CSU LPN, 2nd Shift

Be a part of the dynamic, interdisciplinary team teaching and supporting individuals experiencing psychiatric crisis. HRCSB is seeking nursing staff who are proficient in the field, yet sensitive to the challenges individuals face when dealing with a psychiatric crisis. Arbor House is a short-term, 7-bed crisis stabilization program. Duties include standard nursing practices, as well as working with team of mental health professionals to ensure high quality care to those experiencing a psychiatric crisis. This position is designed to provide opportunities for engaging on an individual level, facilitating teaching moments, and life skill development outside of general nursing duties.
Currently hiring for 2nd shift full-time nurse (LPN).

Senior Manager of Community Recovery Services

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board is seeking a skilled professional to serve as our Senior Manager of Community Recovery Services. The candidate will provide leadership to our Community Recovery Services Team that consists of case management services, residential services, psychosocial services and skills building services; these services are provided to persons with serious mental illness working on recovery. This position requires excellent team work and collaboration with stakeholders in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community around service delivery and advocacy. Seeking an individual with supervisory experience who embodies the philosophy of client-centered, recovery-oriented and trauma informed care for all individuals. Professional license or license-eligible is required
Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and thorough knowledge of office procedures and equipment required. General knowledge of behavioral health field and electronic health records preferred

Credentialing Specialist

HRCSB is seeking an individual with knowledge and experience with Insurance Health Plan credentialing processes, preferably with behavioral health services. The position is responsible for overseeing a systematic process for initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for direct service staff. The position works closely with all departments of the agency and must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Competency with spreadsheets is required. Knowledge of data collection and reporting activities desired. This is a full-time salaried position. Experience in human services, behavioral healthcare and/or managed care is preferred. Experience with electronic health records is beneficial. Position open until filled.

CSU Specialist, hourly

HRCSB is seeking motivated, energetic, mental health professionals to join our interdisciplinary team at Arbor House, a 7-bed crisis stabilization program. Team-first dynamics and a person-centered approach to serving others make Arbor House a dynamic, stimulating, and fulfilling work place. Responsibilities may include: leading/co-leading groups, admitting individuals to/discharging individual from program, one-to-one supportive counseling sessions, and ensuring a physically and emotionally safe environment for those experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Seeking staff for daytime, evening, weekdays, and/or weekends. Amount of hours can vary in range, up to an average of 25 hours/week. QMHP-E credential required. Valid driver’s license required.

CSU Specialist

Arbor House, HRCSB Crisis Stabilization Unit, has a full-time staff vacancy and is seeking a motivated, energetic, mental health professional to join our interdisciplinary team. Team-first dynamics and a person-centered approach to serving others make Arbor House a dynamic, stimulating, and fulfilling work place. Responsibilities may include: leading/co-leading groups, admitting individuals to/discharging individual from program, one-to-one supportive counseling sessions, and ensuring a physically and emotionally safe environment for those experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Shifts include daytime as well as evening hours. QMHP-E credential required. , Licensure-eligible encouraged to apply. Opportunity for supervision towards licensure. Valid driver’s license required.