Nurse Manager, Addiction Treatment Services *Sign on bonus up to $3000*

Location: Boston, MA
Job ID: 148258-1A
Date Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health Behavioral Services is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

*Sign on bonus up to $3000*

Department/Program Summary:

Boston Treatment Center is a 50 bed detoxification treatment program for men and women 18+

Position Summary:

The nurse manager is responsible for management of the medical/nursing services provided in the detoxification unit, ensuring full compliance with the protocols/directives of the Medical Director and Program Director.

  1. Plans, organizes, directs, and controls nursing activities of a level 3.7 detoxification facility.
  2. Maintains 24-hour accountability for quality of care and nursing staffing on the Detox Unit.
  3. Supervises Nursing Staff, Admissions Nurses and Team Lead as assigned.
  4. Provides clinical leadership in application of the Nursing Process to assess, diagnose, determine outcomes, plan, implement and evaluate care for persons withdrawing from addiction to alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and/ or other substances.
  5. Collaborates with the divisional VP, PD, and Medical Director to develop and revise policies, procedures, and clinical protocols for care of patients on Detox Unit.
  6. Ensures that the Agency's standards of care are met through: ongoing consultation with the Medical Director; application of Quality Assurance and Customer Service Programs, implementation of Utilization Review mechanisms; structuring clinical supervision; provision of direct care as needed; and implementation of an established maintenance plan. Makes data available to the Director of Nursing to support Quality Assurance Program.
  7. Monitors compliance with budget, including staffing, scheduling, productivity analysis, and supply costs. 
  8. Ensures that Standards of Addictions Nursing Practice, including Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Performance are carried out by nursing staff, and that direct care staff support standards of care in their interactions with patients on the Detox Unit.
  9. Reviews clinical incidents with the PD, divisional VP, and/or Medical Director. If needed, revises processes of care to decrease incidents.
  10. Demonstrates leadership and role models skills required to maintain a therapeutic milieu on the unit.
  11. Maintains a safe and secure environment on the unit.
  12. Maintains ongoing relationships with community services, including police, state agencies, and other health care providers.
  13. Attends morning rounds, treatment team meetings, program leadership meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Education:

RN  and a robust background in clinical practice and management with four to ten years related experience and/or training from an approved, accredited school of nursing.

CPR certification required.

Must demonstrate ability to relate to a substance abuse treatment population in a sensitive manner, an interest and willingness to work in a multicultural setting and must share a customer service orientation. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Uses reason when dealing with emotional topics. Manages difficult or emotional client situations; Responds promptly to client needs and maintains confidentiality.

Computer literate in standard desktop applications such as Windows, Word, and Excel.

Scheduled Hours

Full time, 40 hours per week, benefited position

*bonus pro-rated for part-time

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.