JOB SUMMARY: The Nurse Coordinator for the MAT Program is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of patient care in the MAT Program. (S)he oversees patient flow and provides skilled nursing services to opioid dependent patients and their significant support systems. As directed by the Director of Clinical Services and/or the Medical Director, implements changes to systems, participates with quality assurance, and contributes to improvement activities.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Involves working at both Franklin and Laconia locations.
- Needs to have flexibility to work a variety of schedules, including late nights up to 7:00pm.
- Assess and monitor patients in the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment.
- Work with patients to reduce barriers to sustaining recovery. Meet with patients individually to assess barriers and develop treatment plans, as well as assisting in development and management of patient self-management goals.
- Provide ongoing management, education, and support to patients in all phases of treatment including, but not limited to: nursing visits scheduled and random, urine toxicology screens, routine labs and as needed, medication teaching, monitoring, pill counts, observed dosing, and medication refills.
- Works with pharmacies, insurances, and the MAT team in obtaining medication orders, prescriptions, refills, prior authorizations, and communication when needed.
- Supports the MAT and primary care teams in meeting Quality Improvement Goals.
- Become aware of and familiar with community resources that would assist the patient, family, and/or support systems.
- Support the Mission of HealthFirst
- Interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds in a respectful and dignified manner
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the public
- Promote a positive work environment
- Perform job duties and responsibilities in a manner that reflects the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct and performance
- Present a professional, businesslike image to patients, visitors, and the public
- Treat confidential information (including Protected Health Information) with respect and care, whether oral, written, or electronic in a manner that ensures its confidentiality
- Work in a safe and responsible manner
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Exhibits non-judgmental, empathetic and supportive approach when communicating with patients, families, support systems, and staff
- Ability to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels, and value systems
- Consistently use clear, concise, and effective written and oral communication
- Comply with departmental policies and procedures when sharing and documenting relevant patient data
- Complete appropriate documentation with record keeping
- Continually update personal, clinical, and professional knowledge and skills through formal and informal educational experience, while complying with state continuing education laws
- Attend mandatory safety-related, infection control in-services
- Ability to delegate tasks to team members. Health assessment skills and coordination and delegation skills necessary
- Sensitivity to ethnic, cultural, gender, age, beliefs, and behaviors
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions, with excellent critical thinking and problem solving abilities
EDUCATION, LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:
- Current, unencumbered RN or LPN license with 3-5 years’ experience
- BSN or MSN preferred, but not required
- Experience in substance abuse field with community health experience preferred
- Maintain licensure for RN/LPN status through ongoing professional education and professional development
- BLS certification
Benefits: For all positions listed.
- Health & Dental Insurance
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement
- Flex Spending Account (HSA)
- Life Insurance
- Short Tem Disability
- 403B Retirement Plan
Earned Time Off
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time
- LPN and/or RN: 4 years (Preferred)
- Hospital-based Diploma (Preferred)
Nursing Clinical Setting: