$36.58-$49.53 Hourly / $2,560.47-$3,467.06 BiWeekly /
In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units OR for serving as liaison between the facility and community programs and placement settings.
This class can be used in one of two ways:
CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR: Incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, clinically supervising, monitoring and evaluating health services for an assigned caseload of individuals living in community settings. This includes acting as a liaison between the Department of Developmental Services and community health providers.
LIAISON NURSE: Incumbent is responsible for coordinating the placement of individuals into community psychiatric programs and facilities and following up on these placements.
Note: This class is not expected to provide direct administrative supervision of a unit. The emphasis is on clinical supervision to multiple units.
Works under the limited supervision of a Director of Nursing, Psychologist or other employee of higher grade.
Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals; conducts individual health assessments; develops, implements and reviews individual health care plans; participates or chairs individual centered interdisciplinary teams; interviews individual; accompanies individual on visits to treatment programs or placement settings; follows up on individual care in community programs to assure individual in least restrictive environment; assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism; applies for financial aid for individual through Department of Social Services; maintains records of individual progress or failure after placement; develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services; acts as a resource person to staff and community; prepares reports and statistical summaries; may clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs; may develop and conduct inservice educational programs for staff and families; may perform recordkeeping functions; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of psychiatric nursing and clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches; knowledge of psychiatric illnesses and medications; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings; knowledge of aftercare facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of individuals serviced by the agency.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Psychiatric) (35 Hour) in Salary Group HC 24 approved effective March 25, 2011. (Revised to update language) Action No. 19-018