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Company: Odyssey House
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

MAJOR FUNCTIONS: The Nurse is responsible for overseeing access to medication, supporting patient adherence, coordinating healthcare services, and conducting patient triage. SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Trains lay-staff in procedures for overseeing patient access to medication and assesses competency through direct observation. Conducts regularly scheduled quality assurance reviews to ensure that access to medication provided by lay-staff complies with all regulatory requirements, including those set forth in OASAS LSB 2012-04 and NYS DOH requirements for institutional dispensers of controlled substances. Ensures that over-the-counter medication access complies with providers standing orders. Assures that adequate provisions are in place for access to medication during passes and overnight leaves. Assures proper storage of controlled and non-controlled substances. Assures timely, accurate transmission of medication orders to the pharmacy and reconciles medication deliveries. Determines patient suitability for self-administration without oversight and assures accurate recording of capacity testing for self-administration without oversight in the clinical record. Conducts direct patient orientation to healthcare services. Provides direct patient access to medication and documents appropriately in medication administration record (MAR) and controlled substances records, as applicable, during assigned shifts. Conducts sick call/triage and medical evaluation during assigned shifts. Coordinates medical services among behavioral staff, Odyssey House healthcare providers, and collateral healthcare providers. Monitors patient adherence and communicates regularly with behavioral staff regarding residents who are non-adherent. Assures that delivery of service by collateral healthcare providers is documented in the clinical record. Attends multi-disciplinary case conference as scheduled by the supervisor. Advises prescribers when there are no refill orders left on maintenance medications. Continuously reviews medications to remove expired or redundant medications. Ensure timely and appropriate disposal of expired and discontinued medications and maintains documentation of these activities. Attend all required in-service training seminars and performs other duties as required. REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Current NYS Registered Professional Nurse In good standing with the New York State Department of Education Professional Licensing Board and without any outstanding malpractice judgments. Experience working in sub-acute residential care setting preferred. Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited nursing program preferred. Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and proprietary databases).

Keywords: Odyssey House, New Rochelle , Nurse, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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