OBOT Staff Nurse (Office Based Opioid Treatment)
- Job posted by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
780 Albany Street
Program/Site: 780 Albany Street and affiliated sites
GENERAL STATEMENT OF OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION:
Provides skilled nursing services to opioid dependent patients and their significant support systems. Ongoing assessment, intakes, evaluations, triage, teaching, inductions, stabilizations, and monitoring of patients in opioid treatment program. Provide primary care to patients within the opioid treatment program, as well as support and services to patients from other settings referred to program for stabilization and assessment. Collaborates with team members, clinic settings at BHCHP and outside referral sites, works with providers from addiction settings in assisting patients and supporting their referral needs.
- Initial assessment and intake obtaining social, medical, mental health, substance abuse and medication history.
- Review intake assessment with nurse manager and establish appropriate plan of care for patient
- Revise patient plan of care with the opioid treatment team as needed to address patient needs and issues
- Collaboration, communication, and meetings with opioid treatment team as needed and required
- Review consents and treatment contracts with patients and significant others, obtaining signatures and giving patient a copy and leaving a hard copy in patient paper chart
- Ongoing management of patients receiving opioid treatment medications
- Education and assessment of patients looking to access opioid treatment programs
- Linkage to Addiction services and assisting patients at BMC to access the Methadone clinic with intake process
- Assessment of signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal using the COW (Clinical Opioid Withdrawal) scale
- Assessment and monitoring of patients in the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment
- Ongoing education and support of patients in all phases of treatment including; nursing visits scheduled and random, urine toxicology screens, routine labs and as needed, medication teaching, monitoring, pill counts, observed dosing, and medication refills.
- Follow State and Federal guidelines in providing care to opioid dependent patients in collaboration with licensed, prescribing physicians and pharmacy
- Complete appropriate documentation with excellent record keeping
- Ongoing primary care of patients referred to the opioid treatment program
- Assesses the patient and family in a systematic and ongoing manner for both overt and covert signs and symptoms
- Collects pertinent data using appropriate assessment techniques
- Prioritizes data according to the patient’s immediate conditions and needs
- Involves the patient, significant others and appropriate health care providers in the collection of data when appropriate
- Consistently uses clear concise and effective communication written/oral and comply with departmental policies when sharing/documenting relevant patient care data.
- Provides follow up care in person and via telephone when needed
- Works with the pharmacy and the OBOT team in obtaining medication orders, prescriptions, refills, and communication as needed
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed to meet program needs, at the discretion of the supervisor.
- Licensed to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required
- Bilingual preferred
- Experience with the homeless population preferred
- Certified in related specialty areas preferred
- Addiction experience preferred
- Knowledge of community, and health resources, particularly addiction related resources and supports preferred
- Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with providers and team members from various settings
- Sensitivity to different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, genders, belief systems, and behaviors
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with excellent communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities.
- Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Current employees with interest in this position should notify Human Resources in writing within 10 days of posting date.
Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (strongly preferred) and put the position title “OBOT Staff Nurse” in the subject line. Please include your cover letter in the body of the email. Attach your resume in Word format. If you are unable to email, please fax documents to (857) 654-1095 or mail them to BHCHP - HR, 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
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