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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Staff Nurse to work collaboratively with MD’s, RN’s, the multidisciplinary Integrated Multidisciplinary Program of Assertive Community Treatment (IMPACT) team, community agencies and other members of the UIHC in providing community-based care for patients in the IMPACT program. This position will provide clinical and program development expertise to the IMPACT program in the area of physical and psychosocial assessment and medication and symptom management for persons with serious and persistent mental illness.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish and maintain strong therapeutic alliances with persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
Practice within a multidisciplinary team using a shared case management model.
Conduct comprehensive assessment of health history of IMPACT patients.
Provide comprehensive intervention including medication monitoring, symptom monitoring, social and independent living skill building, integrated dual diagnosis treatment, occupational and educational supports, problem-solving assistance, supportive counseling for patients and families, and crisis intervention.
Coordinate services provided by the multidisciplinary IMPACT team and multiple community-based human service agencies for assigned patients.
Participate on the multidisciplinary IMPACT team, contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans structured to meet each individual patient’s needs. Contribute significantly to the planning, delivery and evaluation of rehabilitation services.
Perform data collection/analysis as required to complete IMPACT QA/QI projects.
Establish and maintain a positive presence in the Johnson County Community, demonstrating and operationalizing the mission of the IMPACT program and the UIHC/Department of Psychiatry in performing work-related functions.
Responsible for the cost-effective management of supplies and equipment used in the IMPACT program.
Establish and maintain inventory management systems, staff/patient appointment scheduling systems designed to efficiently meet the needs of IMPACT patients and community service agencies.
Serve as a role model and provide educational opportunities for students in a variety of health science fields by exposing students to the IMPACT program.
Monitor patient/public safety during IMPACT group activities that occur in public settings within the local community.
Assist with management and development of the IMPACT patient database to facilitate program planning and evaluation needs.
Document patient care activities in the patient’s medical record according to established standards.
Initiate and maintain correspondence between IMPACT providers and local community agencies as needed.

RELATED DUTIES
Maintain required skills in CPR, violence management training, and safety and infection control.
Participate in staff meetings and other appropriate committees as requested.
Operate UI Fleet vehicles in a safe and lawful manner.
Perform other functions as requested.

Department: Psychiatry
Percent of Time: 50 – 100%

EDUCATION REQUIRED
A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (or higher) is required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Iowa RN license required at time of hire
Iowa driver’s license and ability to operate University of Iowa Fleet services vehicles
5 years’ of clinical experience in Psychiatric/Mental Health Care of persons who have schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness
Experience and/or significant understanding of the PACT model
Experience and/or significant understanding of the integrated treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and serious mental illness
Experience in the management of psychiatric emergencies and crises situations
Demonstrated effective communication with patients, families, and members of a multidisciplinary treatment team

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated completion of learning or certification related to evidenced-based therapies for the integrated treatment of substance use disorders and serious mental illness
Demonstrated experience with evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and Twelve Step facilitation

APPLICATION PROCESS
For more information and to apply, visit Jobs@uiowa.edu and search for requisition # 22003063.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

To apply for this job email your details to lori-posey@uiowa.edu