Nurse (RN) - Per Diem - Diversionary Services - Andrew House Boston

Boston, MA, USA Req #1893
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Schedule: Per-Diem, 2 shifts per month required*
Reports To:
 Nurse Manager or Delegate

Supervisory Responsibilities:

●    None
Job Summary:  As an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment team, the Nurse (RN) - Per Diem maintains a safe therapeutic milieu, provides direct nursing care, and contributes to each patient’s treatment plan by helping develop, implement, and document appropriate goals and interventions, informed by patient strengths and presenting problems.  The Nurse (RN) - Per Diem contributes to the Bay Cove’s mission by ensuring the health and safety of patients of the programs while they are on their recovery journey.  

This is a non-exempt position.

Essential Functions of Position:

●    Provide direct and individualized nursing care to an assigned group of patients based on proven principles.
●    Respond to the needs of the patients, address symptoms of withdrawal and implement proper protocols, communicate with physicians regarding patient's status and needs, therapeutically block AMA's, and facilitate therapeutic groups.
●    Prepare, administer, and record routine and PRN medications in accordance with the policies regarding the administration of medications.
●    Share responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate treatment plans and communicate frequently with the treatment team regarding patients’ physical and mental conditions. 
●    Record pertinent information concisely, accurately, and completely, according to the established alcohol/drug protocols as well as any psychiatric/medical conditions.
●    Conduct controlled substance count and syringe count (when applicable) at the change of every shift (with one on-coming and one off-going nurse) and sign the controlled substance register.
●    Monitor vital signs and assess withdrawal signs and symptoms per protocol.
●    Recognize and respond appropriately to priorities in assignments: perform routine assignments independently, seek direction when indicated for unusual or non-routine duties, and advise appropriate personnel of situations requiring additional nursing expertise or technical follow-up.
●    Communicate units' rules and policies clearly to patients and their family members and seek feedback to assure a clear understanding.
●    Respond professionally and appropriately in crisis situations.
●    Other job related duties as assigned.

Requirements for the position:

●    Massachusetts registration and license in nursing.
●    One (1) year of hospital experience is required, which involved acute admissions on either medical, surgical, or emergency service.
●    Prior substance use disorder or mental health treatment experience preferred
●    Prior experience with individuals who are unhoused is preferred.
●    Prior experience in harm reduction and trauma responsive patient care preferred.
●    Demonstrated professional writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
●    Intermediate proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps.
Personal Characteristics:

●    Utilizes a flexible and responsible work style that meets evolving needs of the agency. 
●    Works with integrity and respects the dignity and value of all individuals. 
●    Exhibits mission through job knowledge, pride in work role, and advocacy. 
●    Promotes diversity and inclusion of all individuals. 
●    Works in a collaborative, compassionate manner with stakeholder/ partners.
Physical Requirements

●    Ongoing detection and interpretation of information on documents, monitors, and labels and accompanying response, as well as to identification of equipment and supplies.
●    Frequent interaction with providers, colleagues, customers, patients/clients, and visitors requiring the employee to communicate, as well as detect and interpret information, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, occasionally during emergency situations.
●    Frequent communication of accurate information, instructions, and ideas so others will understand. 
●    Operation of complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy.  This includes frequent phone and computer use for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
●    Utilization of the full range of movement to lift, move, or transfer patients up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds.  Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment up to twenty (20) pounds.  
●    Undertake lifesaving efforts by conducting CPR via the provision of chest compressions and rescue breathing as needed until relieved by medical professionals.
●    Frequent movement throughout the unit to access, obtain, or distribute supplies (sometimes pushing or pulling equipment), interact with patients, assist in the transport of patients, etc.
●    Remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time as needed.

Other Qualifications:

●     None


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $45.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Boston, MA, USA