LPN OTP Nurse

Location: Gloucester, MA
Job ID: 158643-1A
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2020
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.  Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

 

About the Job

The Dosing Nurse provides methadone dosing services to clinic clientele. This individual is accountable for safely managing the administration of medication and monitoring effectiveness.

The Dosing Nurses Responsibilities are: 

  1. Conducts nursing assessment and administers medications as ordered. Provides thorough and timely documentation.
  2. Assesses patients as needed for impairment.
  3. Documents client concerns on a daily basis.
  4. Provides patient education and referrals.
  5. Enters prescriptions into electronic client record.
  6. Transcribes doctor’s orders
  7. Generates and reviews reports
  8. Adheres to agency medical policies and procedures.
  9. Complies with regulations governing controlled substances including but not limited to counting, administering and documenting of such substances. Maintains adequate inventory of controlled substances.
  10. Maintains open communication with Nurse Manager regarding patient needs, changes in status and any medical or psychiatric concerns or emergencies. 
  11. Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Current Massachusetts license as a Licensed Practical Nurse and current CPR certification required.
  • Experience working in an addiction treatment setting preferred.
  • 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 even when dealing with emotional topics. Manages difficult or emotional client situations; Responds promptly to client needs and maintains confidentiality.

Scheduled Hours

Part time, 20 hours per week. Mon, Wed, Thurs & Friday (5 hours/day, 5am - 10am)

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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