NEVER FORGET WHY YOU BECAME A NURSE!
At the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, we never do. In fact, the words purpose, drive and compassion are at the bedrock of what we do and who we are. With our transformation to become the national leader in behavioral health services, we won’t hire people who don’t share those values. But for the ones who do, we go a step further. We offer financial perks and an opportunity to be on the front line with a team changing the way behavioral health care is delivered to Milwaukee County. We need nurses who have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of Milwaukee County residents with mental health needs.
*Full-Time Positions. Vacancies are open on all shifts.
Job Summary: This position is a member of the adult Crisis Mobile Team that focuses on completing psychiatric/psychosocial/medical assessments and providing services in the community for individuals 18 years of age or older. The major objective is to provide crisis stabilization services to individuals in the community as often as possible and connect them to needed services, even hospitalization, when deemed necessary.
- Conduct psychiatric and medical assessment of the adult (18-64 years) patient based upon knowledge of the normal bio- psycho-social development of adulthood. Complete assessments of risk.
- Intervene in and manage the acute crisis phase of mental illness in the community. De-escalate, stabilize, and resolve mental health crisis events (may include remaining with the client in their community setting until stabilized and linked with other services).
- Provide follow-up and treatment to clients who experience crisis events but may not yet be linked to other services. Refer to other BHD programs and with any other appropriate resources in the community.
- Implement the patient's plan of care by utilizing psychotherapeutic interventions, related to crisis assessment, as well as the development of a crisis plan.
- Consults and collaborates with the Community Services Branch (TCM/CSP), local hospitals, police, the CART Team, CLASP program, and other mental health professionals. Provide community education regarding crisis management and mental health services.
- Trained as a full member of the Crisis Mobile Team and will assist in the Access Clinic, the Observation Unit, answering of the crisis line, and provide nursing assessment (TB/medication orders) for admission to the Crisis Stabilization Houses.
- All other duties as assigned.
Sign on bonus paid out over the first year of employment. First half paid after successful completion of six month probationary period from date of hire. Second half paid out at one year anniversary. Current Milwaukee County Employees are not eligible for new hire bonus.
This position is open on a continuous basis until further notice.