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Registered Nurse - Assertive Comprehensive Treatment

New York, NY


Hiring Company

The Bridge, Inc.

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Department: Community Support Programs

Division: Assertive Comprehensive Treatment team 

Exempt: Exempt

Location: New York, NY

Schedule: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (On-Call Duties Required)

Have multiple positions for RN on the ACT team and other community support programs.  

Scope of Position:

The Registered Nurse provides health assessment, counseling, and medication management to promote recovery, wellness, and optimal health. The nurse provides services in the community and the team office, within the framework of core ACT operating principles, professional nursing ethics, and regulatory guidelines. This is a field-based position and requires 80% of services to be provided in the community.


  • Primary responsibility for the development of individualized health assessments on all program participants. Develop, implement, and evaluate the nursing regimen for assigned recipients.
  • Participate in defining, implementing, and maintaining standards of nursing practice
  • Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies essential to the delivery of nursing care services.
  • Assesses needs for housing, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, medical care, income support, and other services.
  • Facilitate the coordination of health services into recipients’ service plans 
  • Facilitate group sessions on prevention, health, wellness, HIV/AIDS education, smoking cessation, and recovery.
  • During the assessment obtains information: a) establish the degree of medical care and interventions required to promote positive health outcomes, and b) lead the team around primary care issues and incorporate findings into service plans.
  • Provide education to the team around physical health-related issues and participant medical care protocols
  • Act as advocate and liaison for recipients in securing medical care, and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health wellness.
  • Review and audit medication management procedures and teach all staff how to follow and adhere to the procedures.
  • Provide supervision to the LPN on medication inventory oversight and medication management procedures.
  • Coordinate with team medical care in coordination with the psychiatrist.
  • Ensure all consumers have primary care providers and receive annual physical and dental examinations
  • Provide individual health counseling as needed.
  • Maintain schedule for recipient prescriptions.
  • Administer IMs and vaccines, perform and read PPDs, and perform phlebotomy as per orders.
  • Transcribe orders and update Medication Administration Records.
  • Monitor vital signs and side effects of medications and report findings to the Team.
  • Participate in the incident review committee.
  • Evaluate, continuingly, nursing intervention and expected outcomes
  • Involve family, significant others, and housing providers in service provision
  • Build in review and evaluation points, and modifies the service plan in the light of feedback from recipients and relevant others
  • Meet required levels of treatment contacts and provides crisis intervention on a rotating, on-call basis
  • Provide 80 percent of treatment contacts in the community
  • Complete assessments, progress notes, and significant data
  • Provide culturally competent services by The Bridge policies and practice.
  • Complete progress notes, and maintain nursing and health-related data entry into EHR
  • Provide culturally competent services by The Bridge policies and practice
  • Any other duties as required by the Director and Administrators.



  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Medical, Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off (Sick, Personal, Vacation Days, Paid Holidays)
  • Retirement Benefits



  • ****New Graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) with current New York State license 
  • Prefer at least three years of experience working in human services with individuals with substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health, and substance use disorders, and involvement in the criminal justice system.  
  • Experience understanding various models and theories about treatment of substance abuse, mental illness, and risk, need, responsivity to criminal behavior
  • Knowledge of community treatment, support services, and resources 
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Proficient in computers 
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.


Salary: Commensurate with experience.


If you are interested in this position, please apply at the link below:


About ACT: The ACT team provides non-traditional community-based mental health treatment to promote the recovery and community integration of individuals with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders who have been charged with a felony.


OUR MISSION: The Bridge's mission is to change lives, by offering help, hope, and opportunity to the most vulnerable in our community. We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training, and job placement, healthcare, education, and creative art therapies. Bridge services are tailored to each individual we serve to support their recovery and independent living goals. Thousands of men and women have benefitted from Bridge services, helping them lead more productive, independent, and satisfying lives. To learn more about The Bridge, go to The Bridge is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions listed here.


Individuals with lived experience in the areas of mental health, substance use, or criminal justice are encouraged to apply.



The Bridge is an AA/EOE





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