Director of Nursing, Outpatient Treatment Programs

STRAIGHT AND NARROW INC
Published
October 7, 2021
Location
Paterson
Job Type
Career level
3-5 years
Other Certifications
RN

Description

Director of Nursing, Outpatient Treatment Programs
Schedule per week: Monday -Friday 5:30am to 1:30pm (One Saturday per month)
Location: Travel required to Paramus, Paterson and Passaic

Job Summary: 

Ensure quality nursing services to outpatient programs including and primarily at the Opioid maintenance program, as well as nursing administration oversight to the halfway house program, and the Ryan White adult medical day care.

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The director of nursing services shall be responsible for the direction, provision and quality of nursing services provided to clients, including the following:

  1. Ensure quality nursing services to outpatient programs including and primarily at the Opioid maintenance program, as well as nursing administration oversight to the halfway house program (HWH), and the Ryan White adult medical day care.
  2. Assist in the development and maintenance of written objectives, policies and procedures, an organizational plan, and a quality assurance program for nursing services, and reviewing all nursing policies and procedures at least annually; Develop, implement and revise policies and procedures for OP nursing services
  3. Ensure that newly hired medical staff of outpatient and halfway house programs are provided orientation on agency’s policy and procedures. Staff will be notified as new policies are developed
  4. Supervision and implementation of all nursing functions of the Medical Day Services, HWH and MWC, including clinical nursing, in-service health education, and infection control
  5. Recruit, interview and hire all nursing and ancillary medical personnel in collaboration with Director of Nursing and Human Resources Department
  6. Supervise all charge and staff nurses on duty.
  7. Orient all new nursing and ancillary medical personnel to the facility and their job responsibilities
  8. Provide regularly-scheduled training to nursing personnel on areas of care associated with this patient population
  9. Formally evaluate all newly-hired nursing and ancillary medical personnel at three months and submit evaluation to Human Resources
  10. Formally evaluate all medical and ancillary medical personnel annually during the specified evaluation period and submit to Human Resources
  11. Develop written job descriptions for nursing and ancillary personnel and update annually at the time of the employee’s Performance Evaluation
  12. Document any medical staff transgressions as they occur in accordance with Straight & Narrow’s procedure for employee warnings and participate in effecting any terminations that may be warranted
  13. Collect specimens as needed, direct and supervise nursing staff and employees involved scheduling and follow-up of patients
  14. Ensure that all standards for health including Division of Addiction (DMHAS) and CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), life safety; infection control; medication storage, dispensing and disposal, etc. are met
  15. Provide in-service education and training for all employees in health and safety procedures, medication administration, Narcan, among others
  16. Oversight of medical liaison and Registered nurse at the halfway house.
  17. Ensure that credentials of nursing are verified annually and that documentation of this verification is in each employee’s personnel file
  18. Provide oversight to registered nurse at adult medical daycare.
  19. Renew written agreements with pharmacy, Bio-Reference Lab and any other outside agencies (as needed) to which Straight & Narrow refers, annually
  20. Attend and communicate vital information on MDC/MWC clients to treatment team in a timely manner
  21. Ensure that all clients’ prescriptions are ordered as required and any generic medications or medical supplies are always in stock
  22. Ensure medication sheets are evaluated monthly and oversee the quality assurance of all nursing charts and services
  23. Follow up on complaints regarding medication or nursing services lodged by clients, families, referral sources and staff members
  24. Attend meetings outside the agency regarding the Medical Day Services and Monsignor Wall Clinic services as required
  25. Attend and communicate vital information on MDC/MWC clients to treatment team in a timely manner
  26. Ensure staff RN or LPN represents Medical Unit at the weekly Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT) as required
  27. Participate Medical Committee and in any other CQI meetings to which assigned
  28. Facilitate staff meetings

Qualifications:         

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; currently licensed as an RN in the state of New Jersey; strong management and interpersonal skills; Masters’ Degree with five years’ experience with substance abuse experience to include nursing supervision or nursing administration in the management of addictions in a licensed substance abuse facility  or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at least 2 years’ experience in nursing supervision or nursing administration in the management of addictions in a licensed substance abuse facility and at least 3 years’ experience in a substance abuse treatment facility specifically opioid treatment programs. Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) preferred.

Benefits:
For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house training seminars, two training days for certified professionals. SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become licensed in NJ as a LCADC/CADC, LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC and LMFT. We participate in employee discount programs such as the Working Advantage program.

Experience

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; currently licensed as an RN in the state of New Jersey; strong management and interpersonal skills; Masters’ Degree with five years’ experience with substance abuse experience to include nursing supervision or nursing administration in the management of addictions in a licensed substance abuse facility  or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at least 2 years’ experience in nursing supervision or nursing administration in the management of addictions in a licensed substance abuse facility and at least 3 years’ experience in a substance abuse treatment facility specifically opioid treatment programs. Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) preferred. 

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