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Medication Assisted Treatment RN

Company: UCS Healthcare
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you passionate about recovery, physical and emotional health and cultural equality? We have a full-time position available for a RN or LPN for our medication assisted treatment (MAT) program at 1300 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, Ia. This role has a $4,500 sign-on bonus if you are selected! At UCS Healthcare, our values guide our culture. We embrace diversity and inclusion and seek colleagues who desire to work in an environment where everyone is accepted and their unique characteristics are celebrated. UCS Healthcare has earned the 2022 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation two years in a row in recognition of our commitment to supporting working parents through our family friendly policies and practices.UCS Healthcare is a CARF-accredited, non-profit health care organization based in Des Moines, Iowa with additional offices in Knoxville and Ankeny and medication units across the state offering medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opiate/alcohol addiction. We offer a competitive hourly wage.Requirements:UCS Healthcare currently seeking a part-time qualified RN candidate. This position reports to the Supervising Nurse. In this role, the candidate must be able to adhere to the goals and objectives of the program in relation to the patients and the patients' medical care. Essential duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Administer medications to patients in treatment.
  • Perform nursing assessments and H&P's on all new admissions or readmissions when necessary.
  • Follow federal, State of Iowa, and agency policies including CFR 42.
  • Reviewing patient's prescriptions and OTC medications to ensure they are properly prescribed and to assess whether client is aware of adverse reactions.
  • Perform, interpret, record, and report on-site TB tests and other testing as ordered by physician.
  • Perform venipuncture and injections as ordered by physician.
  • Carry out all physician orders including telephone orders.
  • Assist the physician with clinic, rooming patients and ensuring compliance.
  • Record and report all observed symptoms and changes in the patient's condition to the interdisciplinary team members and medical director if necessary.
  • Communicate patient status through legible and precise documentation.
  • Make appropriate health referrals whenever necessary.
  • Count client medications and initiate call backs to monitor for diversion or abuse/misuse.
  • Answer all phone calls relating to nursing/medical questions and make appropriate referrals.
  • Make appropriate request to provider when medication dosage change is indicated and carry out those orders in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Obtain urine specimens according to agency policy and federal regulation and make appropriate report of results.
  • Review eight point criteria for take home medications
  • Perform daily nursing assessments on patients involved in the detoxification program.
  • Assist clients with guest dosing.
  • Provide first aid to patients and staff as needed and make appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to the staff in understanding a patient's medical problems.
  • Assist in monitoring patient activities while on center property.
  • Maintain licensure as required
  • Keep the Medical Director informed of changes that occur in clinical and medical matters.Minimum Education and Experience: Licensed in the state of Iowa as a registered nurse (RN) or LPNSpecial Requirements: Ability to work independently and exercise discretion and own judgment.Work Schedule: M - F 8:30 - 5:00Office Location: UCS Healthcare at 1300 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265Need Assistance?Applicants that requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Human Resources . UCS Healthcare is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Keywords: UCS Healthcare, West Des Moines , Medication Assisted Treatment RN, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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