Registered Nurse, Opioid Treatment
Company: Recovery Centers of America
Posted on: November 9, 2019
Position Overview: Responsible for providing medical services
directly to patients and for maintaining the appropriate records
and medical files as per State and Federal regulations. Specific
- Administer/dispense methadone in accordance with New Jersey
State and Federal regulations.
- Ensure that adequate recording of the administration/dispensing
transaction has occurred.
- Ensure that the treatment plan of the physician or medical
director is being followed.
- Giving and interpreting of the Mantoux test.
- Assess patient response to treatment and medication
dosage/interactions and determine appropriateness for dosing.
- Participate in case conferences, offering professional
- Must document quarterly Nursing Progress Notes on all
- Related duties as required. An LPN shall consult with the
Nursing Supervisor of the RN or MD on duty when any concern or
- Under supervision of Director of Nursing Services, orders
medical supplies, maintain a proper inventory and record of use as
- Maintains all medical records including but not limited to
individual charts, daily medication charts, dosage records,
progress notes, Doctor's orders, etc., as required.
- Makes appointments for patients to see physician; obtains lab
work-ups and checks with patients to see that appointments are
- Educates patients about methadone/buprenorphine and their side
effects. Counsels patients re: personal hygiene, abnormal lab
results, HIV/AIDS testing, and all medical matters including
changes in treatment.
- Discusses with physician and staff important changes in
treatment or noted patterns of behavior affecting treatment.
- Provides referral for specialized care at local health centers
(e.g., Planned Parenthood, prenatal clinic, HIV/AIDS testing sites,
etc.) and follows-up on patient's attendance and treatment.
- Assists in organizing transfers of patients to and from the
program; verifies methadone dosage verbally with nurses of other
- Other related responsibilities include but are not limited to
assisting in training staff in medical matters and patient care;
attendance at professional meetings as required; assists Doctor
during physical examinations; keeps dispensing room clean and
orderly; maintains medical equipment.
- To possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize
and manage an opiate overdose.
- To understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine
screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures.
- Knowledge of CPR and Basic Life Support.
- To be culturally competent.
- Must be knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures.
- Other related duties as assigned. Education and Experience:
- Must be either a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
licensed in the State of New Jersey.
- Must maintain continuing education credits as required by the
N.J. Board of Licensure and organizational needs.
- One (1) year experience or knowledge in the field of drug abuse
- Must meet minimum Competency Standards as set forth in the
Competencies for Nurses. Competencies: Customer Service:
Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers'
needs in a manger that provides satisfaction for the customer
within the resources that can be made available. Impact and
Influence: Works effectively with and through others including
those whom there is no formal authority over. Project Management:
Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing
scope, time, cost, and quality. Communication: Communicates well
both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual
reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with
others, has good listening skills. Work Environment: May work in a
variety of environments including professional offices, clinics,
hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time
on their feet, actively working with patients. Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is
regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to handle objects, tools or controls. The
employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with
hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and
the ability to adjust focus. Travel: Travel is primarily local
during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and
overnight travel may be expected Equal Opportunity Employer
Keywords: Recovery Centers of America, Trenton , Registered Nurse, Opioid Treatment, Healthcare , Trenton, New Jersey
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