Jordan Hospital Addiction Nurse in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Conduct outreach visits as a member of a multidisciplinary team to engage individuals following discharge from the ED after an opioid overdose or individuals who are at risk for an overdose.
Offer linkages to treatment based on the individual’s need and readiness, including induction of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) via telehealth.
Once started on MOUD via telehealth, link individual to a community office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) through a warm hand off.
Utilize appropriate interventions to address current and/or future barriers to recovery, including transportation.
Provide consultation to other disciplines and staff on biopsychosocial, environmental and cultural factors.
Brief therapeutic intervention with patient and family around stigma, stages of change and harm reduction.
Formulation and implementation of support services to provide continuum of care for patients and families.
Assists in the development and/or periodic revision of clinical protocols for this community outreach model.
Provides ongoing education and proactive support of patients and coordination of services
Works with the pharmacy and the OBAT providers in managing medication related challenges.
Organizes random urine drug screens, as necessary
Completes prior authorizations, as necessary
Connects patients to detox or inpatient treatment assistance when needed in collaboration with behavioral health
Communicates with outside behavioral health facilities/providers and facilitates releases of information
Consistently uses clear concise and effective communication written/oral and comply with departmental policies when sharing/documenting relevant patient care data.
Completes appropriate documentation with excellent record keeping
It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.
At least two (2) year of experience working with patients with substance use disorders/addiction
At least one (1) year of experience with Medication for Opioid Use Disorder
Knowledge of and experience providing training on harm reduction strategies
- Active Licensed Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts