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Alcohol Nurse Counselor-Per-Diem

Location Sylmar, California Job Number 983662 Date posted 09/02/2021
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Description:
Responsible for nursing assessment, monitoring and support of outpatients and/or inpatients by the Addiction Medicine Department.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Conducts Nursing assessments of patients, screening for detoxification needs and other health-related concerns.
  • Based on preliminary assessment and/or diagnosis, recommends the next level of treatment and liaisons with appropriate staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Implements outpatient detoxification protocols and administers medications and processes laboratory requests consistent with physician orders.
  • Evaluates and documents the efficacy of treatments and/or medications taken.
  • Develops and presents (as directed) patient-oriented lectures and materials or health-related and program concerns Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team, making appropriate referrals, advocating for patient needs, coordinating care delivery, and maintaining/improving quality standards.
  • Provides consultation services to physicians and nurses within other Kaiser medical departments as directed and provides clear, concise and targeted evaluations of patient need for Addiction Medicine continuing care services.
  • Provides appropriate nursing care in support of other program activities.
  • Orders, receives and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies as necessary.
  • Assists in the development of nursing policies, practices and procedures as related to the Department of Addiction Medicine.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • Minimum two (2) years of experience providing nursing care in an addictions treatment setting.



    Education



    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.



    License, Certification, Registration



    • Valid and current RN license to practice nursing in the state of California.

    • BCLS Certification.



     


    Additional Requirements:



    • Knowledge of practice standards  within the field of addiction treatment.

    • Knowledge of community organizations, referral resources.

    • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.



     


    Preferred Qualifications:



    • Addiction medicine inpatient experience is a pulse.  



    Notes: 




    • RN will mainly work in Sylmar clinic but if needed, he or she will need to cover SCL and Panorama City. 



    Primary Location: California,Sylmar,Sylmar Behavioral Health Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 07:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B25|AFSCME|SCNSC Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Mental Health Department: Sylmar Medical Offices - Chemical Dependency-Reg Clin - 0806 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.