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Licensed Practical Nurse- Outpatient FACT

Mental Health Resource Center • Tampa, FL

Posted 6 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Travel - Road Warrior
Experience - 1 to 99 years
Healthcare - Health Services, Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Nurse, Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Relocation - No

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Job Description

Mental Health Resource Center a comprehensive mental health center and Joint Commission accredited organization, is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to join Adult Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program in the Tampa area.

The FACT Program is a multi-disciplinary, clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation and support services to adult persons with severe and persistent mental illness promoting recovery, empowerment, self-determination and decision-making for each FACT participant.

Some of the responsibilities of the FACT team include providing clinical and supportive services through advocacy, crisis intervention, assessments, evaluations, treatment planning, case management and medication management.  Participants are also provided with community referrals, symptom education, work-related vocational and educational services, social and interpersonal relationship training, and support for the participants’ families and care givers. 

Most of a FACT team member's day is spent in the community completing many of the above duties. Only about 15% of their time is spent in the office. Company vehicles are available, however members of the FACT team also need to use their personal vehicles to provide services.

The FACT team operates beyond normal business hours, rotates holiday and weekend responsibilities, and rotates an emergency cell phone.

The Mental Health Resource Center manages 9 out of the 32 FACT programs in the state of Florida: Rockledge/Brevard, Tampa, Naples, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, Gainesville and two teams in Jacksonville.

As a member of the FACT team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) conducts psychiatric assessments, assesses physical health needs, coordinates referrals to community health care providers, and ensures proper medication self-administration in conjunction with the psychiatrist.  The LPN serves as primary case manager for an assigned group of individuals and promotes recovery, empowerment, self-determination and decision-making for each FACT participant.

Some of the responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

 Provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in accordance with the FACT model, which is based on the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) manual.

 Provides and oversees the medical services received by persons served by the FACT Program.

 Assures the accuracy, completeness and confidentiality of clinical records.

 Maintains administrative records and responsibilities

This full time position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Full Time Days:

Monday through Friday, with on call coverage and holiday rotation



Company Information:

Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems is comprised of two not-for-profit organizations:

●  Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems (RBHS)

●  Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC)

These not-for profit organizations work together to provide a wide array of mental health, substance abuse, and social services to children and adults throughout Duval County (Jacksonville) and other Florida counties.  RBHS and MHRC have 500 employees throughout Florida. 

The mission of Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC) is to help people improve their well-being and achieve their goals by providing comprehensive behavioral healthcare and social services. We view MHRC as a leader in the behavioral health and social services field, and we will continuously strive to provide services of the highest quality and effectiveness.  Our services will be provided in the most appropriate, least restrictive setting and in the most cost-effective manner utilizing caring, professional staff.

Visit us at www.mhrcflorida.com 

Job Requirements



 This Licensed Practical Nurse position requires graduation from an accredited school of Practical Nursing and a valid Florida Nursing License.

 Six months experience in medical/surgical or psychiatric care setting required. 

It also requires individual and group interaction with persons who have a serious and persistent mental illness in their home environment, a closed office, hospital, nursing home and/or locked unit.

 Each member of the FACT team must meet MHRC/RBHS vehicle driver requirements, to include a valid Florida Driver's License, automobile insurance coverage equaling $200,000 and no more than eight points on their license for any combination of violations.

Candidates may send a resume to Mental Health Resource Center Attn: Human Resources PO Box 19249 Jacksonville, Florida 32245-9249. For more information, please call 904-743-1883 extension 7206 Faxed resumes are also welcome at 904-493-5910. You may also email your resume to humanresources@mhrcflorida.com or visit us on the web at www.mhrcflorida.com click on the ‘Join Our Team’ tab.   

NOTE TO APPLICANT:

All employees of Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems and Mental Health Resource Center are required to complete a criminal background screen.  All employment offers are contingent upon completion of the criminal background screen with satisfactory results.  It is essential that all information on the application be completed accurately.  A conviction will not necessarily disqualify applicants from employment.

Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems and Mental Health Resource Center encourage all applicants to take advantage of opportunities for hire, and if internal applicant, transfers, promotions, and advancement, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Job ID: 603
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