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RN-Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program

Company: Access-Supports for Living
Location: New Rochelle
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Location: New Rochelle, NYHOURS: Monday -Friday 5:45am - 1:45pmRate of Pay: $41-45 with $5,000 Pay-To-Stay BonusMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:Valid RN license in state of NY Current BLS CPR certification Two years pf recent and direct experience in behavioral health (Methadone maintenance, addiction, or other Opioid treatment) preferredMust successfully pass Criminal Background Checks and NYS Justice Center Registry. Clearance and fingerprinting will be done prior to employmentFamiliarity with Joint Commission, OASAS, DEA, DOH, and OSHA standardsSKILLS: Able to make decisions pertaining to medication administration and patient safety.Able to work in a fast paced environment and have the ability to multi-task. Able to think critically and problem-solve Pays close attention to detailExcellent verbal and written communication skills POSITION OVERVIEW:The Guidance Center of Westchester's Medication Assisted Opioid Treatment Program (METRO) supports adults who have a history of and/or current active substance use inclusive of opiates. Many program participants also have co-occurring mental health needs. The team consists of multidisciplinary staff including a medical director, psychiatry providers, nurses, substance use counselors, and psychotherapists. The RN works with the Program Director and Medical Director to ensure that medication management/dosing, health assessments, as well as all physical/health services occur in accordance with best practices for patient care according to all pertinent regulations by OASAS, SAMHSA, Joint Commission, and the Department of Health.Additionally, the RN:Observes patient for medication safety prior to and after medication administration Reviews and implements medication orders and seeks clarification as needed form the Medical Director Reports any adverse effects to Medical Director and initiate 911 protocol Reports any medication errors to Medical and Program DirectorMaintains security and safety of medication area/nursing unit Assists with review of lab letters as per MD orders Conducts dose verifications with patients admitted to another facility, detox hospitalization, extended medical care and incarceration.RN Coordinates guest dosing and related administrative tasksRN Serves as Healthcare Coordinator and Infection Control/ Prevention Coordinator - leads health education/care efforts as well as efforts to adhere to the recommended mandates to decrease the spread of infectionProvides NARCAN training as well as health and nutrition education to staff and patientsProvides supervision of LPN/RN staff, monitoring schedules, providing coverage in case of staff absence, reviewing/approving timesheets, and conducting annual performance evaluations.Updates and maintains Lighthouse data and information weekly.Assists with maintaining the daily work process of the clinic Assists in multidisciplinary decisions when necessaryMeets with patients who are pregnant or have become pregnant during attendance to the treatment program Participates in Policy and Procedure review annually and as needed Participate in case conferences, multidisciplinary and incident review meetings.Participates in ongoing educational trainings and seminars


Keywords: Access-Supports for Living, New Rochelle , RN-Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program, Professions , New Rochelle, New York

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