I’ve been doing ACT for five years.
My Team is made up of different specialties. The easiest part is the autonomy and the therapeutic relationships you build with clients.
The hardest part is documenting because I’m always driving. Additionally, you might start feeling more like a social worker than a nurse if you have a bad clinical director.
It’s also an eye opener with how little the community cares for our population. I can’t count the number of times I had to beg a hospital to admit or keep my client.
Typical day is a morning meeting with the team. Then I go see my assigned clients. The other nurse and I work on medication management, psych education and facilitating their medical appointments in the community. Most of our clients get monthly injections. Some of my clients are housed and some are street homeless. I’ve administered meds and checked vitals in a public settings. Some agencies work weekends and/or have on call.