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State of Montana Registered Nurse - On Call in Butte, Montana

Job Overview: *This position provides nursing care to ensure patients of the Montana Chemical Dependency Center are safe and healthy. Responsibilities include observing and assessing patients’ health conditions; reviewing chemical dependency history and analyzing need for detoxification including breathalyzer and other drug screenings; assigning work to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Treatment Technicians (TT); and providing guidance and training as necessary. *Major Duties or Responsibilities: 1. Patient Care/Education * Monitors, records, and reports symptoms or changes in patients' health. * Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' condition. * Monitors all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. * Consults with healthcare providers to assess, implement, or evaluate patient care plans. * Conducts patient education through presentations, individual counseling, and educates family members about medical needs. * Oversees patients’ detoxification from various drugs of addiction. B. Interdisciplinary Teams/Charge Nurse * * Participates in the Utilization Review Committee to assist with patients pre-screening process for in-patient treatment. * Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop and plan scope of treatment for the patients. * Assigns and reviews work of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Treatment Technician (TT) and provides support and training as necessary. * Participates with interview panels and assists with orientating new staff. * Coordinates coverage to ensure staffing needs are met. * Provides immediate intervention with inadequate staff performance and refers information as necessary to direct supervisor. *C. New Patient Admissions * Completes nursing assessment including thorough documentation related to patients’ current and past medical conditions. * Reviews chemical dependency history and analyzes need for detoxification including breathalyzer and other drug screenings. * Administers vaccines including tuberculosis (TB) screening. * Determines appropriate referral for mental health therapy. D. Medication and Treatment * Verifies current prescribed medications and implements physician orders. * Oversees and administers topical, injections, and oral medications as prescribed. * Orders medication supplies with contracted pharmacy staff. * Provides patient education and advises on the importance of following a prescribed medication regime. * Ensures the safety of medication disbursements and storage. Physical and Environmental Demands: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, reach forward, below and lift hands above shoulders, and use of dominant hand; go up and down flights of stairs during emergencies. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors): Required for the first day of work: * Knowledge of nursing and medication. * Knowledge of patients’ rights regarding medical treatment. * Ability to identify problems, develop and implement solutions. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships. * Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. * Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and comply with protected health information. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): * Current Montana State Licensed RN. * One year of acute care experience preferred. * Other combinations of directly related experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. * Must have or willing to obtain prior to hire date a valid CPR/AED/FIRST AID certification card. Job: Healthcare* *Title: *Registered Nurse - On Call Location: Butte Requisition ID: 21140133