Bay Cove Human Services Nurse - Admissions in Stoughton, Massachusetts
Position Title:Nurse - Admissions
Program Name:Andrew Stoughton CSS
Responsibilities:Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. a leading Massachusetts human services organization, seeks an Admissions Nurse to join us in our mission to provide high-quality services to adults who face the life-long challenges of mental illness, aging and drug and alcohol dependency. The Admissions Nurse will coordinate patient admissions in an acute treatment facility which provides medically monitored services to men and women over 18 years old who need short-term (3 to 7 day) detoxification from alcohol, heroin and other opiates. We are looking for someone who strives to: Challenge thinking.Be different.Lead change. Bay Cove is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring.
Receive and document referral information on referral calls.
Obtain insurance status via the DPH REVS System.
Screen all DMH and court and other referrals, and make decisions regarding need for meds and psychiatric and/or medical clearance.
Admit successfully screened patients to the unit and complete a history and physical assessment.
Orient patients to the program & services, including an explanation of the detoxification medications and process.
Complete breathalyzer and/or urine testing on all admissions.
Assemble charts and complete orders on all admissions.
Work collaboratively with the medical and psychiatric consultants to assure that patients receive appropriate orders for their conditions.
Give thorough report on each admission to the staff nurse assigned to the patient.
Qualifications:What you will need to bring:
Licensure - RN with current MA License.
Experience – One year’s experience in Medical/Surgical nursing. Must have knowledge of substance abuse and psychiatric nursing and be aware of the DSMIV. Must be able to comfortably and quickly become familiar with DPH & DMH and court systems and must be able to establish a network of contacts in these areas.
Skills – knowledge of computers or a willingness to learn computer basics. Ability to assess skills in order to detect alterations in medical and psychiatric status.
Driver's License Required?Yes