East Boston Neighborhood Health Center RN Care Manager in East Boston, Massachusetts
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South End Addiction Services
$10,000 Sign on bonus included! The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Recovery Services Program serves its local community in providing access to life-saving treatment and improving treatment outcomes in patients with opioid use and other substance use disorders. Nurses partner with the programs nurse practitioners and doctors who provide an initial patient assessment and prescribe medication for addiction treatment. The Recovery Service’s nurse takes a lead role in patient care, meeting with the patient to complete a program intake, along with providing patients with treatment education and support. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, The Nurse Care Manager will serve as vital role on a harm reduction team for patients enrolled in the EBNHC Recovery Services, an Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program. Additionally, nurse care managers are responsible for on-going coordination of follow-up care, close telephone monitoring, relapse prevention, and support for patient self-management. Monday-friday, 8:00am-5:00pm with evening rotations.
Essential RN Responsibilities/Duties:
Completes initial patient assessment and intake obtaining social, medical, mental health, substance use and medication history.
Collaborates and communicates with providers in establishing an appropriate plan of care and revising as appropriate.
Meets regularly with addiction treatment team on a weekly, scheduled basis, along with regularly communicating with team as needed patient needs.
Reviews and obtains signatures for program consents and treatment contracts with patients. Provides patient with program handbook. .
Provides the assessment of signs/symptoms of opioid withdrawal along with assessment and monitoring of patients in the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment
Provides ongoing education, assessment, management and support of patients in all phases of treatment including induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment.
Provides ongoing follow up with nursing visits, as needed medication teaching, and medication refills.
Completes appropriate documentation of nurse intakes and follow up visits, in-office treatments and vaccinations.
Completes the ordering and reviewing of urine toxicology screens, routine labs under appropriate prescriber.
Follows State and Federal guidelines in providing care to patients in collaboration with licensed, prescribing physicians and pharmacy.
Provides ongoing assessment of medical care needs in conjunction with substance use support needs using appropriate assessment techniques.
Prioritizes collected information provided by patient according to the patient's immediate conditions and needs.
Communicates oral/written information clearly and effectively when sharing/documenting relevant patient information; documentation complying with departmental policies.
Provides follow up care in person and via telephone when needed.
Perform other duties as specified by the nurse manager and program director.
There’s a reason East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is ranked as one of the “Top Places to Work” by The Boston Globe. It is because we are committed to maintaining a truly supportive and welcoming environment — for both our employees and our patients — that reflects our mission and culture. A huge focus of which is to offer important benefits so you can be your best inside and outside of work.
Striving to be an employer of choice, we offer progressive benefits, a variety of schedules, and the satisfaction of working with a diverse workforce whose unity of purpose is a real force for achievement. Plus, our Education & Training Institute is an attractive resource for many of our employees who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers.
Medical & Dental Coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers
401(K) Retirement Plan
Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts
Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time
A Generous Staff Development Benefit
Excellent Malpractice Coverage
A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support
And Much More…