Health and Wellness Registered Nurse - NCSH Residential

Job Overview

Works with the Health and Wellness team as part of the Addiction Medicine Team and in collaboration with the behavioral health treatment team in the provision of medication education, support, and adherence, the monitoring and treatment of participants utilizing Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) services for those with Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders, and coordinates care for the participant with the residential behavioral health team, the addiction medicine team, primary care, and other internal and external healthcare resources for the participant. 

Assists the addiction team’s provider in the education, counseling and treatment with MAT under standing orders, provides health education around Substance Use Disorders and treatment, coaches and guides participants during the treatment process with medication assisted treatments. Works with behavioral health staff in ensuring access and performs triage for participants seeking treatment for OUD and other substance use disorders. Collaborates with the healthcare team in any quality assurance or quality improvement in the provision of substance use disorder treatment. Works along with healthcare team in the integrative process of Substance Use Disorder treatment, Mental Health, primary care, and other healthcare services. Collaborates with the Health and Wellness team in medication storage, disposal, and control in the residential setting as well as providing participant health education.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical leadership for participant health education, participant medication support, and within the quality improvement infrastructure of the residential program.
  • Participates in matters related to performance and quality improvement, planning, protocols and goal setting.
  • Comfortable in changing systems, champions change, and leads process change.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Properly and consistently documents required information accurately on Clinic records and reports in the electronic clinical record.
  • Keeps up to date with operational and procedural requirements.
  • In conjunction with Director of Addiction Medicine and/or designee, assures organizational readiness for accreditation surveys and ongoing monitoring and reporting of conformance to quality within the program.
  • Supports the interpretation of standards and processes to meet best practice standards established in the program. Coordinates and consults with the appropriate department heads within the agency to facilitate integration between programs.
  • Provides direct care coordination support for participants to access all aspects of healthcare services.
  • Serves on appropriate committees and work groups and other related committees of agency.
  • Attends staff meetings as team meetings as assigned.

Nursing Responsibilities:

  • Manages medication storage, administration, and adherence for participants.
  • Monitors patient medication use and helps to mitigate risk to patient by flagging high dose medications and potential medication interactions to the Director of Addiction Medicine and/or designee.
  • Also support Medication Assisted Treatment through counseling, education, and administration of injectable medications under the supervision of the addiction provider and standing orders.
  • Provides appropriate participant care education and counseling.
  • Manages prescription refills under the guidance of the addiction provider and standing orders.
  • Provides complex care and care coordination for all participants accessing healthcare services internal and external to HealthRIGHT 360.
  • 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

Education and Experience Required:

  • BA or equivalent degree.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Active California RN license.
  • BLS Certification or must obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • A valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance.

Desired:

  • 1-2 years or equivalent experience, interest in working with underserved populations and in treating Opiate Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorders.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish. 
Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Escondido, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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