The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Registered Nurse position.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for coordination, implementation and evaluation of consumer s health care. In conjunction with the residential staff, maintains all health care and training documentation and requirements to assure consistency and compliance with the licensure standards; Develops and conducts training for all residential staff; Acts as a liaison between Physicians, Pharmacists, medical health insurance companies and other health care personnel; Performs administrative and coordinating duties as required.
What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have knowledge of nursing and clinic policies and procedures; good knowledge of approved medical terminology and abbreviations; good knowledge of the function, use, maintenance, and safety precautions of all equipment used; ability to clinically evaluate patients/clients before medicating; ability to monitor clients on a variety of medications; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to provide nursing services to difficult and complex patient and client cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships between staff, hospital employees, administration, physicians, visitors and patients; ability to chart accurately, legibly, and completely all entries on medical records/controlled substance inventories.
- Coordinates care for consumers needing treatment for chronic medical/psychological problems;
- Assess consumers for current health status;
- Refers consumers with medical needs to an appropriate resource for care;
- Performs treatment procedures for consumers when feasible;
- Follows up on consumers receiving medical care;
- Schedules appointments, and verifies appointment when necessary;
- Coordinates care for consumers, develops and implements nursing plan for consumers;
- Develops and implements nursing care for consumers with a variety of special medical needs;
- Evaluates and modifies health care treatment as needed for all consumers;
- Develops and conducts approved health care training such as, but not limited to medication administration and annual medication refresher training;
- Provides feedback and follow up for staff as needed;
- Performs related duties as assigned.
About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing; eligibility for, or current licensure with the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Registered Nurse. or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Basic computer skills and two years of experience in Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse environment. Must have a valid driver’s license.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; education/certifications; drug screening; and driver’s license.
Monday through Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM, occasional weekends and evenings.
As an Essential Employee, staff will be expected to be at work during weekends, holidays, or inclement weather if they have been scheduled.