1.Receive telephone inquiries concerning information about alcoholism and drug abuse treatment and make appropriate referrals.
2.Answer inquiries concerning Facility’s services, admissions and disseminate all pertinent information to the prospective client, family or referral sources.
3.Interview clients upon admission and obtain clients’ medical and substance abuse history.
4.Collect all fees and insurance data and forward to appropriate staff.
5.Enter the nursing portion of the client plan of care, in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures
6.Dispense medication as per individual physician orders and maintain accurate records of same
7.Assist the Medical Director by preparing all charts and equipment; correctly labeling all blood work; and carrying out all physician’s orders
8.Observe client’s needs, document, and report all unusual mental or physical reactions to the Medical Director/Physician, Director of Health Services and Program Director
9.Interpret physician’s medication orders and log appropriate dosage
10.Ensure that medication supply is maintained
11.Follow the physician’s written orders and assist with clients’ physical examinations, medical care and/or procedures, and client intakes
12.Prepare and maintain adequate medical and other records
13.Participate in the interpretation of medical treatment to the client and to the family as necessary
14.Supervise the collection of blood and urine specimens; forward specimens to the laboratory; and document results of same
15.Count control medications and record.
16.Maintain par levels on all stock medications.
17.Maintain daily syringe count on a 24-hour basis.
18.Maintaining documentation in nurse’s notes.
19.Attending all scheduled nurse’s meetings and in-services.
20.Interview clients upon admission, obtaining information on medical history and substance abuse history for RN assessment notes.
21.Participate in discharge planning (of clients) in conjunction with counseling staff.
22.Increase his/her knowledge of treatment and client issues by attending and participating in staff development in-service sessions and the orientation process
23.Respond to calls for take-home medication
The RN must have current and valid registration as a professional nurse in the State of New Jersey and must possess knowledge of the principles, procedures and methods of professional nursing practices. Good interpersonal skills are essential.