Community RN of Medication Assisted Treatment

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $56,000 a year
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Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Full-Time (37.5 hrs/wk) Registered Nurse at our Worcester site.

The Worcester Counseling Center provides integrated behavioral health, substance addiction, and primary care services to adults, and couples age 18 and over. We offer integrated, whole person care with primary care, a wellness program, and behavioral health. The Worcester Counseling Center also offers specialized substance use disorder treatment. Our medication assisted treatment offers buprenorphine and vivitrol treatment.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing direct service to patients and support to the Psychiatrists and APRNs in this busy outpatient behavioral health clinic.

Benefits:
Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

Work related travel reimbursement

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Flexible Spending Accounts available

Wellness activity discounts

Responsibilities
Oversight of buprenorphine/naloxone and naltrexone intake assessment, induction, stabilization, maintenance, and relapse management.
Ensures that state and federal guidelines are followed, and collaborating as needed with MAT provider, social worker/counselors, psychiatrists, pharmacy, primary care physician, and specialty care physicians to whom the patient has been referred or is seeing.
Coordinates between MAT provider and pharmacy: obtain medication history, assist with prescription processing and refills, prior authorizations, insurance issues, concerns of diversion, use, safety, storage, and behavioral health referrals
Must complete an initial 8-hour nurse care management training curriculum: Office Based treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone, including the use of buprenorphine/naloxone for the treatment of opioid use disorder in the office setting, based on the TAP 30 training regarding the use of naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol use disorder and prevention of relapse to opioid dependence.
Complete nursing assessments of clients screening for such diseases as diabetes, hypertension, tuberculosis, etc.
Identify medical, emotional, social problems requiring further assessment and treatment. Provide appropriate health care and coordinate referrals as needed.
Facilitate referrals to primary care provider or establish contact with existing primary care provider.
Contribute to development of treatment planning process particularly as related to medical issues. Establishes realistic goals; documents clear, concise plans of care; regularly updates plans of care based on change in health status. Plan of care is made involving the client, family and team members when appropriate.
Works with individual clients on wellness initiatives such as: smoking cessation, improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and stress management, and follows through with all medical care and recommendations.
Facilitate educational groups regarding nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, stress management, and medical needs for clients. Provide educational support to increase knowledge base of clients and mental health providers regarding medical conditions. Plan and facilitates wellness activities.
Maintain regular contact between the consumer, primary care, and primary and psychiatric providers, utilizing existing family and social supports as well.
Promote adherence to prescribed treatment protocols.
Attend team meetings, staff meetings, case conferences, and collaborate with other providers as needed.
Records all assessments, treatment plans, and follow up data in the electronic medical record system daily.
Meet with supervisor on a regular basis
Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Qualifications
Grade 9: Community RN: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts
Demonstrates person-centered strength-based communications and relationship with consumers using recovery-oriented principles.
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and professionally with consumers, staff and providers.
Demonstrates proficiency in completing electronic documentation in compliance with grant requirements, agency, state, and federal guidelines and policies.
Strengths/Experience in Wellness oriented care plans including nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management.
Demonstrates proficiency in standard nursing practice including assessment, intervention and evaluation.
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.