Friday
Aug072015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Position Overview
The Registered Nurse works with the program staff to promote the medical and psychiatric health of tenants. 
This collaborative process has as its goals: assisting tenants practice behaviors that promote wellness; helping 
tenants assume responsibility for their own health; encouraging periodic assessments and examinations that 
support early intervention when illness occurs; supporting treatment for chronic conditions that help tenants 
lead their lives as fully as possible. This includes assisting with the coordination of monitoring medication 
services in accordance with regulatory requirements and good practice. Additionally, the Registered Nurse 
will provide overall assessment of program participants’ psychiatric, medical and substance use status; 
undertaking health assessments, including screening for metabolic syndrome, diabetes and hypertension; and 
providing training and education to program participants and staff on health, psychiatric, and substance use
issues, including medication use and side effects.
Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have a commitment to recovery oriented practice; completed an accredited course 
of training for nurses, a NYS RN License, and at least two years of nursing experience in public health, 
mental health, or psychiatric nursing in a position requiring the provision of direct service to participants in 
the community; prior experience working with substance use, infectious and chronic diseases, and community 
health nursing an asset; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; pro-active approach to 
problem solving; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. 
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at 
all levels of management.