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Job Details

Post Date 7/7/2017
Title Registered Nurse (RN)
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 40 hours; Monday – Friday; 3 days 9AM-6PM, 2 evenings 11AM-8PM with a one hour unpaid lunch break; two Saturdays per month, 9AM-1PM; on-call responsibilities;
Location (County) Mercer
City Trenton
State NJ
Requisition Number 17-0758
Description

The State of New Jersey selected Oaks as one of just 7 providers to participate in a two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program. SAMHSA chose New Jersey as one of 8 states to take part in this groundbreaking national initiative. The CCBHC features a new approach to care designed to improve overall health by treating the whole person through community based mental health and addiction treatment. Join our CCBHC team in Mercer County today!


Responsibilities:

  • Understands target populations and specialized needs; Develops knowledge and skills appropriate to the target population and necessary completion of responsibilities.
  • Assists prescribers with various aspects of medication education and management, including groups.
  • Helps consumers access primary and specialty care, promoting health/lifestyle changes, and assists consumers in obtaining pharmaceutical coverage.
  • Provides injections, reviews lab reports, contacts pharmacies on behalf of prescribers.
  • Maintains inventory of medication samples, syringes and other medical supplies according to agency policy.
  • Completes preliminary health screenings and arranges for clients to obtain physicals and other medical care as needed.
  • By end of initial probationary period, displays competency score of 4 or 5 in all areas; has completed agency orientation in all areas.
  • Prepares documentation thoroughly and on a timely basis in the electronic health record.
  • Participates in unit meetings, in-service training sessions, quality assurance/utilization and peer review activities and other program activities as assigned; attends supervisory sessions regularly.
  • Makes recommendation to supervisor regarding program policies and procedures.
  • Secures screening, preventative care, and early intervention for medical problems, including lab work; annual physicals, gynecological, eye, hearing, and dental exams.
  • Engages consumers in monitoring health and wellness tracking key health indicators, including blood pressure, blood glucose (or HbA1C), lipid profile, weight, waist circumference, BMI, etc.
  • Shares protected health information in compliance with HIPAA to ensure integrated treatment;  Schedules primary care and specialty care appointments.
  • Provide disease management and illness management services, including evidence-based motivational interventions to increase treatment compliance, support lifestyle changes, and manage the co-morbid anxiety/depression that often accompany chronic diseases.
  • Provides assistance to consumers in safely taking multiple medications for both physical and mental health disorders, avoiding polypharmacy, and managing multiple medical concerns.
  • Provides education and support for healthy lifestyle changes, including reduced dependence on tobacco, alcohol, and other harmful substances, improved nutrition.
  • Assists consumers and prescriber with medication pre-authorizations.
  • Assists prescribers in tracking Medication Care Track consumers.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Medical and dental insurance;
  • Vision plan;
  • Retirement plan;
  • Flexible spending plan;
  • EXCELLENT time benefits;
  • Opportunity for personal and career growth;
  • Team oriented environment – we practice the FISH! Philosophy
Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) currently licensed in NJ;
  • Must have specific training and experience in substance abuse treatment, including detoxification services;
  • Minimally 6 months nursing experience required; detoxification services experience preferred;

 

All positions require a valid driver’s license in good standing, pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check. Oaks Integrated Care considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; sexual orientation; marital or veteran status; the presence of a medical condition, genetic information or handicap, unrelated to performing the tasks of the job; or any other legally protected status.

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