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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. Responsibilities include observing and assessing patients’ health conditions; reviewing chemical dependency history and analyzing need for detoxification including breathalyzer and other drug screenings; assigning work to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Treatment Technicians (TT); and providing guidance and training as necessary.

Major Duties or Responsibilities:

  1. 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 Nurse *

  • 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 prior to hire date a valid CPR/AED/FIRST AID certification card.

Job: *Healthcare

Title: Registered Nurse

Location: Butte

Requisition ID: 21140251