Addiction Medicine Team - Registered Nurse

Job Overview

Are you culturally competent and excited to work with a diverse population? Do you have experience working with issues of substance abuse, mental health, and populations with a criminal background? Are you bilingual? If so, HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a Registered Nurse position opening with our Addiction Medicine Team in San Francisco, CA! The ideal candidate has 2 years of direct patient care experience working in a community health center or primary care setting, experience working with diverse populations, and has successfully worked with issues of substance abuse, mental health, and medical complexity. In this position you will gain experience in providing transgender health care as a part of a health center with a national reputation in transgender health. Additionally, this position offers the ability to see patients independently and utilize the full scope of your RN license in an integrated behavioral health/primary care model! Sound interesting? Below you will find a more detailed description of some of the duties and requirements.

We are looking for a candidate who can assess and provide nursing advice to patients who walk-in with medical complaints or who call-in with medical concerns seeking advice, work collaboratively with mental health staff to facilitate integration between primary care and mental health in order to improve patient outcomes, and provide clinical leadership to support staff, including medical assistants, patient care coordinators, front office staff and receptionists and participate in training them to improve their skills. 

Working in this position, you will:

  • Provide nursing care, within the scope of license and agency credentials, to Addiction Medicine team patients within a Patient Centered Medical Home delivery model, utilizing motivational interviewing skills and encouraging patient activation and self-management.
  • Facilitate patient care team functioning and efficiency by taking responsibility for additional patient assessments or medical assistant functions (e.g., phlebotomy, rooming, vitals, etc.) to ensure the completion of patient sessions in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Work as a part of a Care Support Team, prioritize and take responsibility for patients with complex medical issues, follow up with all patients regarding recent emergency room visits and inpatient stays, and be an active team member through case-conferencing and other collaborative work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in for training medical assistants, nursing students, and nursing volunteers to improve the skills of back office staff.
  • Orients new nurse volunteers, clinical and support staff to appropriate policies, procedures and protocols of the medical clinic.
  • Supports staff training in quality improvement functions related to their specific position; e.g., basic customer service and
  • patient interaction skills; clinical documentation processes; incident reporting; confidentiality and privacy. Provides training on
  • clinical and quality improvement issues, as needed and appropriate.
  • Program Development and Project Management Responsibilities: Develops program areas that support nursing care, the
  • patient care team, and patient continuity of care. Participates in grant/funding program development activities as appropriate
  • Manages "same day" patients with primary care team. Provides advice to primary care team walk-in patients and patients
  • calling into clinic.
  • Provides nursing support to the patient care team and managing clinic flow. Provides appropriate patient care visits and
  • manages patient panel under standing orders. Manages prescription refills and medication modification for patients under
  • standing orders.
  • Provides complex care management for patients with multiple chronic medical illnesses and behavioral health concerns for
  • patient panel.
  • Works closely with staff collecting and reporting contractual data as necessary. Functions as a nurse within the scope of California BRN licensure and credentialing and privileging of the agency.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • BA or equivalent degree.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Active California RN license, BLS Certification (must obtain upon hire)
  • Desired: 2 years or equivalent experience, Experience with managing volunteers
  • Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data - Professionalism,
  • punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Action oriented
  • Strong problem-solving skills
Compensation: TBD
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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