Phoenix House Registered Nurse in Holyoke, Massachusetts

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess, as needed, patient’s individual needs on the basis of assessment and data collection to ensure proper admission per funding regulations.

  • Perform client medication data entry necessary to complete admission using the Electronic Health Record as required by Program Manager/Director.

  • Assist Case Managers to develop treatment plans that are coherent and reflective of client’s progress and development. Involve client appropriately in the process and document in the Case Note section of the Electronic Health Record.

  • Implement doctor’s orders, administer specified medication, monitor and record vital signs as needed, and maintain medical/ nursing records.

  • Observe patients and document their responses to treatment and report out these findings to staff in daily staff via email updates.

  • Carry out administrative procedures in compliance with program policies.

  • Provide medical documentation and medication monitoring training to staff.

  • Participate in Case Management treatment team weekly meeting providing patient’s progress and treatment.

  • Monitor clients in individual, group, and family formats.

  • Discharge patients in accordance with established policy.

  • Respond to client crises and emergencies as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION

  • Knowledge obtained through completion of a Bachelor Degree curriculum from an accredited institution, or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience in substance abuse.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum one year related experience

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Ability to perform the core functions of a substance abuse health professional.

  • Ability to develop rapport with substance-abusing populations and families.

  • Ability to apply organizational management skills and maintain self and client discipline.

  • Ability to prepare and maintain required documentation.

  • Ability to comply with internal, local, state, and federal regulations and policies.

  • Ability to work and communicate with others.

  • Ability to work within the confines of a modified therapeutic community.

SCHEDULE:

Thurs - Sun, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled