Responsible for the daily monitoring of patients’ needs and care of all patients reporting to the opiate treatment (OTP) clinic. This person works with the Charge Nurse, Medical Director, and Clinical Program Administrator to assure appropriate medical care of patients. This individual is also responsible for the completeness of all medical aspects of the medical record – including any paper documentation and all entries into the electronic health record. The Dispensing Nurse is responsible for dispensing any medications the clinic may utilize in the treatment of patients; this includes methadone, suboxone, and buprenorphine treatment.
- Provides as-needed coverage for programmatic
- Employee is expected to perform all duties in accordance to work schedule.
- Employee is expected to maintain patient records and medication activities with 100% accuracy.
- Greets each patient entering clinic to confirm identity and proper medication using two patient identifiers.
- Responsible for medical services to be in compliance with Federal, State, CARF, and COMAR regulations/standards in regard to:
- Medication Inventory
- Process medical orders
- Adequate security
- Physical examination and medical evaluations performed on all clients as required
- Prenatal protocol for the treatment of pregnant clients
- Recalls conducted in accordance with program protocol
- Submits and file clinical notes with 48 hours of event
- Files documentation and file as required
- Collects specimens and submit / process appropriately
- Prepare reports according to expected timeframes.
- Participate in review of new, readmissions and transfer clients.
- Provide intervention in crisis management situations.
- Assist Charge Nurse in daily program operation.
- Assist primary care with physical examinations as needed.
- Assessment of clients for treatment needs and intervention.
Qualifications and requirements
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- Licensed with the state of Maryland as RN or LPN.
- 1 year experience as a RN/LPN in medication assisted treatment in an opiate treatment setting.
- CPR certified within 3 months of hire.
- May be required to submit to post offer, annual, post-offer, pre-placement physical examination and drug testing.
- May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
Competencies (in order of importance)
- Professional demeanor with respect for human service ethical standards.
- Knowledge of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
- Knowledge of medication assisted treatment protocol.
- Ability to assess client’s physical/ emotional condition expeditiously.
- Accurate record keeping; i.e. client charts and narcotic inventory.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills able to work effectively and non judgmentally with diverse populations and communities.
- Leadership abilities, especially in medical emergencies.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
- Skill in performance of medical and clinical procedures.
- Knowledge of current principles, methods, theories and procedures for optimum delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment expertise.
- Professional medical attire.
To be considered for a job position, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 443.873.6975.
We will review your resume and respond to you within the next few business days. Thank you for your interest in joining the Concerted Care Group!
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