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ABOUT CARON TREATMENT…

Caron is a not-for-profit leader in behavioral health and addiction treatments. With nearly 60 years in the field of behavioral health and addiction treatment, we've helped over a hundred thousand patients and their families develop the tools they need to lead fulfilling lives.

We blend addiction treatment with the latest evidence-based practices and historically proven treatment modalities in order to form a solid foundation for an individual's sustained recovery and healthy way of living. By providing accessible care; delivering evidence-based treatment; and emphasizing ongoing support, we consistently achieve positive, measurable results.

SCHEDULE:

Shift: 3rd shift (11pm - 7am)

Hours Per Week: 40 (32 hour option also available, includes health benefits)

Weekends: Every other weekend rotation

We prefer to stick to a set/consistent bi-weekly schedule once your days are selected, but can offer flexibility when needed

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assume the charge nurse role if applicable by:

Receiving and giving accurate and thorough shift reports
Keeping the physicians informed of patients conditions, change of conditions, LOC and triage information and needs
Correctly entering and taking off physician orders
Oversight of the care of patients by auxiliary personnel
Organizing and delegating patient care activities
Monitoring and/or performing diagnostic screening tests as ordered by physician
Providing thorough and accurate patient information during shift exchange for end of shift report
2. Assess individual patient care needs, initiate medical treatment plan and competently implement/instruct all care in the appropriate nursing practice to all staff.

3. Serve as a resource to treatment team members.

4. Perform nursing assessments, LOC, and review patient histories to document all necessary information in the Electronic Medical Record on all patients admitted to Caron.

5. Prepare patients for examinations: height/weight, vitals, collect and process lab specimens including UDS, UA, Chem Sticks, etc. following proper infection control procedures.

6. Utilize safe and effective practices of medication management as defined by policy including the oversight of self-administration observation of medication.

7. Administer and monitor the effects of medications, ensure accurate medication is ordered and administered for controlled substances and conduct accurate med counts.

8. Provide appropriate patient education as determined by patient assessments/needs and treatment plans.

9. Conduct introductory, 25-day and PRN meetings with patients for assigned units when in unit nurse role.

10. Monitor and/or perform withdrawal assessments and appropriately implement/instruct the necessary nursing interventions.

11. Accurately and thoroughly document in the medical record utilizing approved medical record language and abbreviations adhering to the medical record policies and procedures.

12. Schedule all patient appointments related to their medical treatment.

13. Work a flexible schedule based upon service demands and work mandatory overtime as needed.

14. Attend all mandatory trainings as identified by Caron policies.

15. Attend multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings and group sessions (when applicable) when in unit nurse role.

16. Maintain the quality control logs.

17. Provide support services for patient care issues to staff at other Caron facilities.

18. Maintain adequate staffing for each shift.

19. Ensure the highest level of professionalism for self and staff and maintain a clean and organized work environment.

20. Complete yearly training requirements and mentor new employees.

21. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / CREDENTIALS:

1. Currently licensed as RN in Pennsylvania.

2. Current Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) certification or certification obtained within 3 years of hire (October 2015 for existing employees).

3. Clear Act 33 investigation reports.

4. Current CPR/First Aid training/certification.

5. Two years continuous sobriety preferred if in recovery.

6. Previous hospital/chemical dependency rehabilitation treatment program experience desired.

7. Possess a working knowledge of addictions with age specific patient populations preferred.

8. Working knowledge of personal computers and basic software.

Physical Requirements:

1. Lifting: up to 50 pounds on occasion.

2. Standing: up to several hours at a time, this may include walking, climbing steps, and descending steps.

3. Walking: must be able to ambulate throughout the assigned facilities on campus or Caron properties.

4. Sitting: up to several hours at a time for data entry into the computer or medical record documentation.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Registered Nursing: 1 year
Substance Abuse Nursing: 1 year
Detox Nursing: 1 year
Required license or certification:

Registered Nurse (RN)

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• Location: Reading

• Post ID: 56639792 reading
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