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Nurse - Registered (Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment)

Company: CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness
Location: Tucson
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Summary: Provides appropriate medical and support services, including assessment, education, treatment, referral, and follow-up to members enrolled in CODAC's Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment (MAAT) program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As part of an interdisciplinary team, participates in evaluation and assessment of members.
  • Collaborates with prescribing clinicians and clinical staff to promote member recovery.
  • Completes appropriate medical procedures and makes necessary referrals.
  • Coordinates medical care with primary physician and other health care providers.
  • Observes members' behavior patterns and medical symptoms related to treatment. Reports assessment to prescribing clinician or clinical staff for follow-up.
  • Provides medication delivery as ordered by prescribing clinician or other health care provider.
  • Completes necessary charting and record keeping in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
  • Makes home visits when appropriate to provide medical support services and assessment.
  • Coordinates and/or provides education specific to identified medical needs.
  • Provides nutritional advising and support.
  • Attends and participates in appropriate meetings, psychiatric appointments, and clinical staffing.
  • Administers injections to members when prescribed.
  • Secures medications in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Dispenses methadone dosages to members following State, Federal and CODAC policies.
  • Makes home or agency visits when appropriate to provide methadone dispensing, medical support services and assessment.
  • Provides education to members interested in initiating or maintaining MAAT during clinic appointments or in small-group settings, focusing on individuals in detox units or treatment units housed within the jail.
  • Provides patients with information regarding various methods of MAAT, frequencies of medication and clinic appointments, and engagement with recovery resources.
  • Performs screening and assessments for appropriateness of MAAT. Utilizing patient's input, develops plan and discusses appropriateness with MAAT prescriber.
  • Communicates with appropriate treatment team to ensure that continuity of care and grant reporting requirements are met.
  • Collaborates with treatment team, including Linkage Liaisons and Discharge Planners, to ensure patient has appropriate discharge plan upon release.
  • Administers or facilitates administration of MAAT (buprenorphine, naltrexone, methadone, etc.) as authorized by prescriber.
  • Educates patients on use of naloxone for overdose prevention and facilitates patient access to naloxone post-release utilizing a teach back method or other evidence-based practice.
  • Performs appropriate lab services (urine screens, blood draws).
  • Performs appropriate health screenings, including HIV, Hepatitis, and Tuberculosis, and
    coordinates appropriate follow up.
  • Tracks clinical data and prepares reports as necessary.
  • Documents activities in appropriate files and systems, which may include medical records,
    care management systems, etc. aligned with team's quality improvement efforts.
  • Retrieves documents from organizations to support effective transitions.
  • Completes all education activities/training as requested.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes. Position Requirements Education:
    • A minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing Experience:
      • Three (3) years professional nursing experience.
      • One (1) year experience working with persons with mental illness and substance use disorders, preferably in a community-based setting.
      • One (1) year experience working with diverse or vulnerable populations Preferred Qualifications
        • One (1) year experience working in prehospital services, emergency medicine or urgent care. Certifications:
          • Certified in Basic Life Support.
          • Certifications kept current and renewed prior to expiration date. Licensure:
            • Current, unrestricted Arizona Registered Nurse license Additional Requirements:
            • Valid Arizona Driver's license, proof of current insurance and willingness to use personal vehicle.
            • If Float - Driver's license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position.
            • Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years. Skills:
              • Bilingual a plus.
              • Extensive knowledge of community resources.
              • Extensive knowledge of behavioral health challenges which include knowledge of the impacts of mental illness, domestic violence, and the dynamics of addictive behavior.
              • Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups.
              • Intermediate to advanced computer skills using MS Office products, Word, Excel, Access, etc., electronic medical records, importing/exporting data to/from applications.
              • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

                Keywords: CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Tucson , Nurse - Registered (Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment), Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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