2473 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA Req #779
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) is an innovative, community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services organization located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, offering a full range of mental health services, developmental disabilities programs and substance abuse treatment to more than 11,000 citizens annually who are uninsured and underinsured.
As a public, not-for-profit organization, the DeKalb CSB operates more than 20 locations in DeKalb County with a diverse workforce of more than 500 direct-care and support staff.

Our staff of physicians, nurses, clinicians and support personnel is dedicated to helping our clients and their families recover from these debilitating disabilities and resume productive lives. We strive to provide the highest quality, evidence-based services in the least restrictive settings, and we envision a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential. DeKalb CSB is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Read more on our recent CARF accreditation here. 



Under general supervision, provides direct, technical nursing care functions in accordance with individual nursing care plans and/or as directed by attending physician/clinician. 

Takes vital signs, administers medications, records required information in patients'/consumers' charts, observes reactions and prepares patients/consumers for examinations as necessary. May 

function as a lead worker for other staff.



  • Communicates health/nursing needs and/or recommendations to RN supervisor.
  • Coordinates admissions, discharges, and follow-up as needed.
  • Assists in medical/health appointments as needed.
  • Completes patient/consumer preliminary nursing assessments based on interviews with patient/consumer, family, significant others, and community agencies providing services.
  • Ensures the provision of nursing/health services under the direction of the RN and as ordered by the physician, provides direct care as outlined in the Service Plan/Nursing Care Plan.
  • Takes and records vital signs, weights, wound measurements, etc. Identifies trends outside of parameters, or in need of attention and communicates to RN.
  • Reports pertinent information and changes in individual health status to attending physician/health professionals and to the Team as needed in a timely manner
  • Ensures the provision of needed adaptive equipment
  • Medication Administration: Administers medications, verifying the correct medications are administered (per the six “rights” of medication administration), and that client’s response to medications is noted and documented along with any noted side effects.
    • Works closely with home/facility/pharmacy staff in consulting on medications, side effects, and medication reviews
    • Orders, reviews, monitors, and discontinues medications as ordered by physician.
    • Dispose of unused medication per policy
    • Assures that monthly Medication Administration Records (MAR’s) are accurately transcribed in each individual’s record
    • Checks the medication cabinet on a weekly basis to ensure medications are administered as ordered,
    • Appropriately documented on the MAR, and that missed medications are documented, and required follow-up occurs
    • Returns completed med cards at the end of each month, along with expired and unused medications as applicable
  • Checks program/service areas on a frequent but not less than a monthly basis to ensure the necessary medical/nursing/medication supplies are available and in ample supply
  • Reports client illness, potential communicable diseases or infections and works closely with 
  • RN, direct care staff, other programmatic and health care professionals, and family in maintaining a safe environment for clients and staff. Implements isolation precautions as needed
  • Ensures health status, care and services are documented accurately and timely per company and state requirements
  • Provides supervision and education for non-licensed staff in the provision of care and services and reports any changes Complete a quarterly nursing evaluation/review of body systems on assigned individuals per program requirements. Refer to physician any assessment findings needing further review.
  • Ensures incidents are recorded, the individual is safe, receives required medical care, communicates to RN, operations leadership timely.
  • Participates in clinics completed at the operation with PCP, psych, etc. as assigned. 
  • Participates in on-call duties to ensure weekend and after-hours access to clinicians by staff and individuals served (participates in on-call rotation as assigned)
  • Participates in quarterly quality improvement activities, weekly team/staff meetings and Interdisciplinary Team meetings (IDT/PDP). Transcribes physician phone orders and other medically related reports.
  • Work hours may vary – weekends and evening shifts/site visits may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Current Georgia license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Preferred Training and Experience:

  • Experience in Mental Health preferred


  • $40,000-$45,000 

Disabled applicants who require special accommodations should contact Human Resources or the Georgia Relay Service.

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicant will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check, and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so. This employer participates in E-Verify.


For more information visit Claratel – Helping make brighter tomorrows.     

Claratel CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

As a part of the pre-employment process, the selected applicant will undergo an FBI Criminal History Records check, Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) check and drug screening. Direct Care positions may require Tuberculosis (TB) testing.

DeKalb Community Service Board participates in E-Verify (Company ID: 226305).

Our Mission: DeKalb Community Service Board strives to provide the right service, for the right person, at the right time.

Our Vision: The DeKalb Community Service Board envisions a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential.

Our Values:
•Providing inspirational leadership in marshaling resources to achieve our vision
•Being an industry leader in public sector service delivery
•Having talented and well trained staff that is client and mission focused
•Offering a full service continuum with a collaborative spirit
•Being the provider of choice, the employer of choice and the board of choice

Other details

  • Job Family Nursing
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator REGULAR
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Certification
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