REGISTERED NURSE - Opioid Treatment Program

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2022-6639
Category
NURSING
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 2:30 pm; rotating Saturdays/Holidays 6:30 am - 10:30 am.  This position is responsible for the daily medication needs of patients participating in the Front Street Clinic Opioid Treatment Program in addition to nursing and lab support.

 

This position functions within the Behavioral Health Division in the Opioid Treatment Programs.

 

Maintains skill sets, annual competencies, certifications, and participates in in-services and educational programs within the Clinic, hospital, and/or community as assigned; completes all mandatory training; attends and participates in staff meetings; adheres to infection control policy and procedures. Maintains a clean and safe working environment including adequate supplies and upkeep of unit and equipment, reporting any defective or missing equipment and safety hazards; refers un-resolved problems with patients/coworkers/visitors to department manager or administrative manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy.

Sign-On: $20,000 - Salary Range: $38.36-$50.99/hr.    .5 FTE - 20 hours per week

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs initial assessments of patients who present for appointments or urgent care services.  RN also provides telephone services including an assessment and advice of self-care and/or appropriate care options.  Assessment will included POV, history of present illness, vital sign measurements as appropriate, gathering of GPRA data, immunization status, preventative health needs and other tasks based on POV and anticipation of patient and/or provider needs. 
  • RN may take direction from provider through written, verbal and/or standing order.  Administers therapeutic measures, including medication (oral, topical, IM, SQ, intradermal, and IV push and infusion), operation and monitoring of specialized equipment, as indicated by patient needs.
  • Documents assessment, observation, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, health counseling and education provided to patients either in person or by phone.  Evaluates and documents patient’s comprehension of education.
  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment, including adequate supplies. Upkeep of unit and equipment. Reporting/removal of any defective or missing equipment and safety hazards.  Adheres to infection control policy and procedures
  • Maintains annual competencies including safety and infection control requirements. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects deemed necessary to provide comprehensive health services.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education/Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
  • One (1) year general nursing experience (preferred).

License/Certification

  • Registered Nurse – State of Alaska (permanent or temporary). Must obtain State of Alaska licensure within 60 days of employment.
  • Basic Life Support certification (preferred).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the nursing process and the ability to apply critical thinking in the working environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of customer service principles.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of safety and infection control principles.

Skills:

  • Critical thinking skills including complete assessment, prioritization/anticipation of needs, and   data collection.
  • Technical skills including use of equipment such as computers and medical equipment.
  • Application of effective oral and written communications skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently in fast paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain compliance with annual competencies.
  • Ability to problem-solve and use conflict resolution skills to develop and maintain good working relations with patients, families, staff and departments

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