Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Nurse Clinician for the Department of Psychiatry within the New Jersey Medical School.
The Nurse Clinician's primary responsibility is to provide skilled nursing services to clients with substance use disorders, primarily opioid use disorder and the implementation of related clinical trials for this patient population. Responsibilities include nursing assessment, intakes, client and family teaching, inductions and ongoing monitoring of CARE Center clients. The Nurse Clinician will work collaboratively with Medical Director, CARE Center providers and Medical Assistants, other programs and services, external health providers and social service agencies to ensure that all medical, psychiatric, addiction and social needs are met. Additionally, the Nurse Clinician will assume responsibility for assuring that clinical trials are conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines and other applicable standard operating procedures and guidelines. The Nurse Clinician will utilize the nursing process in their approach to clinical research.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts Initial assessment and intake; obtaining social, medical, mental health, addiction and medication history.
Obtains all necessary consents to treat and release information, in order to coordinate care with other health providers.
Reviews intake with Medical Director or CARE Center provider to establish an appropriate individualized treatment plan.
Assesses signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal using the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
Handles assessment and monitoring of clients in the induction, stabilization and maintenance phases of treatment.
Monitors response to the treatment plan and makes changes, as needed, to respond to client needs.
Schedules appointments, random toxicology screens, random medication call-backs and labs, as needed.
Makes appropriate referrals for primary care, medical, addiction, counseling and social service needs.
Works with Medical Director to obtain medication orders, prescriptions, refills and administers extended release formulations of medications for opioid use disorder, as needed.
Provides care in-person or via telephone when required.
Serves as a prescription monitoring program delegate and provides this information to the prescriber.
Reviews available data including critical incident reports; client satisfaction surveys, complaints and grievances to identify areas of improvement.
Suggests targeted Quality Improvement Projects to address areas in need of improvement.
Monitors process for internal transfer of clients in between programs; assists with
Internal Number: 127210
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