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Nurse - LPN or RN

Company: Community Medical Services
Location: Glendale
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Community Medical Services (CMS) is urgently hiring a Nurse to administer medication to patients recovering from addictions to opioids and other illicit substances. In your role as a dosing nurse, you'll work under the supervision of the Nursing Manager and the Director of Medical and Nursing Operations to conduct required testing, maintain the medication inventory, audit records, and assist medical providers in providing a safe place for anyone looking to start their recovery journey with us.

As you join our mission to help those suffering from substance use disorders reclaim their lives, expect to thrive in a comfortable, welcoming, and fun environment where you are valued for the work you do, championed by passionate leaders, and equipped with the tools and ongoing training you need to achieve your goals.

Along the way, we'll invest in your well-being through a benefits package that includes:

Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance
Health savings account
Short and long-term disability insurance
Life insurance
Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time
401K retirement plan with match
Tuition and CME reimbursement up to 100%
Employee assistance program to support your mental health and wellness
Ongoing professional development

We're looking for someone who:

Is excited to work in an outpatient setting, much like a doctor's office.
Enjoys a consistent schedule.
Likes to chat-you won't be physically moving patients in this role, but you will be having conversations with them all day.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to:

Administer medications as ordered/prescribed by a CMS medical provider
Monitor behavioral patterns, medical symptoms, and physical symptoms related to dosage, as well as other symptoms related to drug use and mental health concerns
Obtain vital signs, blood specimens, and urine samples
Process point-of-care urine drug screens per company policy
Prepare take-home medication (n/a in Montana)
Monitor medication administration closely to prevent diversion
Report diversion to proper internal authorities
Maintain accurate client records in company's EHR system
Document medication errors and respond to adverse medical reactions per company policy
Arrange temporary incoming and outgoing courtesy dosing clients
Deliver medications to external facilities
Order necessary dosing room and nursing-related supplies
Maintain accurate medication inventory records
Adhere to all federal, state, local, and accrediting body regulations
Administer CPR if necessary

Licensed LPN or RN in state of employment
Ability to travel to assigned CMS sites
Experience in the field of substance use disorders preferred, but not required
Knowledge of the signs of intoxication and opioid withdrawal symptoms
Demonstrates accuracy in medication administration and ability to maintain accurate client records


Keywords: Community Medical Services, Glendale , Nurse - LPN or RN, Healthcare , Glendale, Arizona

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