Under general supervision, the RN in Outpatient Behavioral Health Services will:
Administer methadone according to a doctor's instruction and in compliance with applicable regulation.
Record client information, generate reports and dispense methadone using computerized medical systems.
Ongoing physical, emotional and chemical assessment and evaluation of clients.
Participate in verbal de-escalation and trauma-informed patient support.
Provide health education to clients, in a harm reduction, patient-centered framework.
Refer clients to other clinical team members when patient needs are beyond the scope of practical nursing practice.
Coordinate and prepare methadone delivery to agency, and Denver Jail dosing facilities.
Work within an interdisciplinary clinical treatment team as well as within a dynamic hospital system to achieve best practice and positive patient outcomes.
Maintain knowledge of and compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and laws, as well as internal company policies and procedures regarding methadone/Suboxone dispensing and narcotic treatment.
In addition, the professional nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
* Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards] and accrediting body standards.
* Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided.
* Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.
* Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards.
* Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
* Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.
* Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
* Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
* Ability to communicate clearly.
Computers and Technology: Microsoft Office Suite required.
Completion of an accredited nursing education program that is accredited and satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
At least one-year RN experience in a direct patient care setting.
Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state requierd. National board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses.
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association or Red Cross required.
All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Location: Main Campus, Pavilion K
Shift: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 5:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday 6:00am to 9:30am.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 3780
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.