TITLE: Program Nurse
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Nurse Manager
QUALIFICATIONS: LPN or RN with active Georgia license. Prefer specific substance abuse experience for two (2) years.
- Completes the nursing assessment on residential patients’ medical/chemical dependency history within one week of admission.
- Makes recommendations to the Medical Director and the staff related to any significant medical/clinical concerns.
- Notes verbal/written admission orders per the Medical Director.
- Completes client records accurately, legibly, and timely.
- Reviews with the Treatment Team the patient’s treatment plans and treatment review.
- Keeps track of and assesses the quality of services from contract labs.
- Provides on site services such as PPD, blood draw, vital signs, urine dipstick tests, etc.
- Keeps a journal of intoximeter calibration and reviews equipment needs.
- Supervises patient self-administration of medications and keeps a medication log.
- Oversees and tracks (on spreadsheet) all MRC Urine Drug Screens performed and results. Informing MRC staff each week, who needs to give urine drug screens (following set protocol).
- Provides clinical information for clinical reviews of managed care or insurance companies directly or to other staff who provide the reviews.
- Attends the Safety and Medical Committee.
- Provides infection control quality improvement standards and outcome measures tracking.
- Participates in the weekly Patient Staffing Meeting and daily AM Flash Meetings.
- Provides in-service training to staff about medical issues at least once per year.
- Provides HIV pre- and post-education for patients.
- Assists in obtaining observed chain of custody random urine screens for female patients as needed.
- Draws all bloodwork needed on admission / obtains medical records.
- Reviews lab work results with physician / NP and following up as necessary.
- Provides all paperwork to Accounting Manager (superbills, lab charges, Pharmacy charges, etc.) in a timely manner, to insure proper billing.
- Arranges follow-up visits with Physician.
- Recognizes and reports suspected abuse and neglect according to policy, procedure, and law.
- Compliance with policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Addiction theory including the disease concept.
- MARR’s model of treating clients (Physical, Mental and Spiritual) and the therapeutic community.
- Substance dependence and mental health disorders.
- Health, nutrition and wellness.
- Psychotropic medications – actions, side effects, etc.
- Referral resources (Physicians, clinics, etc.)
- Computer skills
- Excellent Organization skills
- Excellent phlebotomy skills
- Ability to do Physical Assessments
- Ability to develop a good rapport with clients
- A nurturing and non-judgmental attitude
- Ability to set and maintain appropriate boundaries with clients
- Effective communication skills orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
- Develop and participate in collaborative process
- Practice ethical behavior
- Practice for professional development by continually assessing personal performance and practice with th willingness to change behavior and seek assistance, if applicable, in order to model professionalism
- Serve as a credible resource and advocate for MARR
- Time management
- Exercise of competent, professional judgment when dealing with clients, the public and other professionals to maintain the client’s best interests at all times
- Maintaining professional standards and upholding the legal and accepted codes that pertain to professional conduct.
Interested applicants should submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.