State of Montana Registered Nurse in Butte, Montana

Job Overview: This position provides nursing care to ensure patients of the Montana Chemical Dependency Center are safe and healthy. Other responsibilities include: 1) Observing and assessing patients’ health condition; 2) Reviewing chemical dependency history and analyzing need for detoxification including breathalyzer and other drug screenings; and 3) Assigning work to Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Treatment Technicians (TT), and providing guidance and training as necessary.

Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities):

A. Patient Care/Education

· Monitors, records, and reports symptoms or changes in patients' health.

· Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' condition.

· Monitors all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

· Consults with healthcare providers to assess, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

· Conducts patient education through presentations , individual counseling, and educates family members about medical needs.

· Oversees patients’ detoxification from various drugs of addiction.

B. Interdisciplinary Teams/Charge

· Participates in the Utilization Review Committee to assist with patients pre-screening process for in-patient treatment.

· Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop and plan scope of treatment for the patients.

· Assigns and reviews work of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Treatment Technician (TT) and provides support and training as necessary.

· Participates with interview panels and assists with orientating new staff.

· Coordinates coverage to ensure staffing needs are met.

· Provides immediate intervention with inadequate staff performance and refers information as necessary to direct supervisor.

C. New Patient Admissions

· Completes nursing assessment including thorough documentation related to patients’ current and past medical conditions.

· Reviews chemical dependency history and analyzes need for detoxification including breathalyzer and other drug screenings.

· Administers vaccines including tuberculosis (TB) screening.

· Determines appropriate referral for mental health therapy.

D. Medication and Treatment

· Verifies current prescribed medications and implements physician orders.

· Oversees and administers topical, injections, and oral medications as prescribed.

· Orders medication supplies with contracted pharmacy staff.

· Provides patient education and advises on the importance of following a prescribed medication regime.

· Ensures the safety of medication disbursements and storage.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, reach forward, below and lift hands above shoulders, and use of dominant hand; go up and down flights of stairs during emergencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):

Required for the first day of work:

· Knowledge of nursing and medication.

· Knowledge of patients’ rights regarding medical treatment.

· Ability to identify problems, develop and implement solutions.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

· Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

· Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and comply with protected health information.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):

· Current Montana State Licensed RN.

· One year of acute care experience preferred.

· Other combinations of directly related experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

· Must have or willing to obtain CPR/1STAIDE/AED certification prior to employment.

Job: *Healthcare

Title: Registered Nurse

Location: Butte

Requisition ID: 18142249