Mental Health Center of Denver

Denver, CO

Psychiatric Nurse RN

$60,500-$124,000 / YEAR

POSITION SUMMARY: Obtain, record, and communicate important clinical information regarding consumers and provide clinical services within a multidisciplinary team environment. Position requires current Colorado RN licensure.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide psychological problem identification, crisis interventions, and similar services to assigned consumers.
  • Provide limited case management services to consumers as needed.
  • Assist consumers with psychological and social development and rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate consumer’s use of other MHCD programs and outside community resources.
  • Coordinate medical care and intervention with other clinical staff and psychiatrist(s).
  • Draw blood for lab work for consumers.
  • Monitor consumer’s vital signs.
  • Administer medications including intramuscular medications.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team/organization meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION : Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado. License must be in good standing.

EXPERIENCE : Minimum two years nursing experience working clinic environment. Experience with the severe and persistently mentally ill or similar populations strongly preferred.

Job Requirements

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and community resources.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.