The Residential Nurse provides nursing care oversite and support to individuals with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders) at our 3.1 Co-occurring Enhanced Residential Recovery Program.
Residential nurse is directly responsible for reviewing medical information, overseeing the medication management system, reviewing mediation lists and procedures, completing medication reconciliations, providing nursing assessments, administering medication, and collecting vital signs as needed. Residential nurse will provide training on medication monitoring system and documentation on an on-going basis for staff. Residential nurse will coordinate closely with program staff, PMHNP’s and Chief Medical Director, along with persons served integrated clinical care team, VOAMASS programs, and external providers to enhance the whole health of the people that we serve.
1. Monitor and supervise overall medication monitoring practices and policies and monitor EHR medication management system to ensure proper medication ordering and administration.
2. Review medication lists and documentation of medications being prescribed. Conduct medication reconciliations to ensure correct medications are being given.
3. Provide nursing assessments, administer medication, collect vital signs, complete preventative care screening, as needed, and report on person served symptoms and collaborate with program staff and PMHNP’s.
4. Develop, implement, and complete training on EHR medication monitoring system and documentation on an on-going basis with program staff.
5. Coordinate closely with program staff, PMHNP’s and Chief Medical Director, PCP’s, and external medical providers to enhance the whole health of the people that we serve.
6. Provides support to PMHNP’s prescribing practice of medication, completes insurance prior authorization and provides support to persons served in conjunction with providers.
7. Serves as part of the integrated services care team and multidisciplinary review team to enhance persons served experiences and maintain agency compliance with state regulations and medical professional standards. Provides consultation and training to clinical staff as member of the integrated service team.
8. Maintains records according to VOAMASS Policies and Procedures, completing all documentation in a timely manner.
VOAMASS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in nursing with current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Massachusetts. Must have an ability and propensity to work with individuals with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. Must be willing to work at various locations across VOAMASS. Must have excellent patient-centered skills, communication skills, and crisis intervention skills.