Residential/Detox Registered Nurse (RN) - Klamath Falls, Oregon

BestCare Treatment Services in Klamath Falls, Oregon is recruiting for a Registered Nurse to work part-time in our residential detox unit.

General Duties: The RN works in our medically managed detoxification unit along with a team of experienced RN's, LPN’s, CNA's, Detox Counselors, and Physicians. The position collects objective and subjective data from observations, examinations, interviews, and written records in an accurate and timely manner. Establishes and documents nursing diagnosis which serves as a basis for the plan of care. Documents nursing care and collaborates with the team to carry out the plan of care. Gives direct care, assists with care, follows nursing orders while providing an environment conducive to safety and health  Must have the ability to get along with co-workers.

Title: Registered Nurse (RN)

Program: Klamath Falls Residential and Detox

Program Location: Klamath Falls, OR     

Supervisor: Nurse Manager/RN and Program Director

Employment Status: Part Time Regular 

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Language: Bi-Lingual Spanish/English strongly preferred

Education: Bachelor's or Master’s Degree

Duties:

  • Facilitate and schedule intakes, discharges, and transfers to BestCare Treatment Services residential or outpatient, and/or outside agency programs as necessary
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to gather medical history and manage the intake process
  • Assess clients for withdrawal symptoms and administer medications as indicated per appropriate MD orders
  • Take and record vital signs and medically monitor clients’ detoxification symptoms using CIWA and COWS
  • Answer phones and assist with housekeeping duties as necessary
  • Administer routine PRN and detox medications as indicated
  • Implement motivational interviewing and active listening techniques in supporting clients recovering from drug/alcohol dependence
  • May perform wound care, venipuncture, and diabetic testing
  • Check in visitors and supervise detox clients
  • Support clients in understanding and performing daily wellness tasks to care for themselves
  • Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards, and recommending necessary adjustments
  • Follow detox division and nursing division philosophies and standards of care set by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and the OAR’s
  • Supervise, delegate, and assign care as appropriate to LPN’s and/or CNA’s
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies as indicated
  • Facilitate referrals to contracted psychiatrists for dual diagnosis clients as needed
  • Provide education regarding healthy recovery and medical concepts related to addiction and may deliver training as directed by Program Manager
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Current CPR certification
  • Proven strong client engagement skills.
  • Proven success collaborating with co-workers to advocate for patient care.
  • Compassion towards individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. 
  • Experience working with diverse communities preferred.
  • Multi-cultural and bi-lingual strongly preferred.
  • Must get along with co-workers and have skills to be a team player

For individuals recovering from the disease of alcoholism and/or from other drug addiction, applicant must have maintained continuous sobriety for the immediate past two years at the time of hire.

Skills required

Have the training, knowledge, and/or experience demonstrating competence in the treatment of the disease of addiction, including the management of withdrawal; client evaluation; motivational counseling techniques; and the taking and recording of vital signs.

Have the ability to work independently while being a team player. Possess the skills to network with all resources in order to provide the best customer service with clients or family members seeking help from BestCare Treatment Services.

The ability to ensure a safe and clean working environment complying with Oregon OSHA, BestCare Treatment Services Policies and Procedures, Oregon Administrative Rules, and the RN Scope of Practice. 

Tools and Equipment Used:

All Detox staff must be proficient in the use of computers, sufficient to use the EMR software program and produce routine End of Shift reports; to do intake and client documentation. Additionally, must be able to use the following: blood pressure machines (digital and manual), glucometers, pulse oximeters, digital thermometers, venipuncture equipment, fax machine, copy machine, and telephone.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust and focus.  The employee may be exposed to hazardous waste in the course of performing job duties.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position requires the employee to dress in a professional manner that meets the standards for professional employees in Klamath County and prescribed by the Medical Director.

To apply:  Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to careers@bestcaretreatment.org.

 

 

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