Registered Nurse, Program Manager – Medically Monitored Inpatient Detox (MMID)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This is advanced professional nursing work directing and supervising staff and program activities of an inpatient detoxification unit for persons who are intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal from substances. The detoxification supervisor ensures that inpatient consumers are medically stable (including the initiation and tapering of medication used for the treatment of substance use withdrawal) assessed for adequate bio-psychosocial stability and that linkage to and engagement in other appropriate outpatient services is facilitated.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Work may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:

  1. Remains alert during working hours; attends work as scheduled, and complies with attendance policies.
  2. Directs and monitors nursing and detoxification services to ensure compliance with professional, contractual, legal, regulatory, certification and agency policy requirements.
  3. Supervises activities of assigned staff ensuring professional nursing and detoxification care is provided. Supervision includes both direct observation as well as systematic review of program and nursing records.
  4. Maintains safe, orderly, secure environment of care.
  5. Ensures that bio-psychosocial assessments are performed and a plan of care developed for each consumer utilizing input from the consumer, family and health team. Implements plan through direct care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care/detox team. Evaluates the consumer’s and family’s response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed
  6. Establishes work schedules; sets standards of performance for subordinates; evaluates work performance; handles complaints and grievances; conducts staff training programs; and assists less experienced staff.
  7. Provides and supervises professional nursing services including nursing assessments, medication administration, and nursing care in accordance with professional practices and physician orders.
  8. Implements medical protocols established by medical director. Consults with medical director regarding new admissions and consumer treatment needs, and reports medical concerns and emergencies immediately.
  9. Conducts nursing assessment and identifies health risk factors. Develops and implements nursing plan; monitors care and patient progress; reviews nursing charts and directly observes patients, ensuring appropriate interventions that contribute to care.
  10. Ensures that all medications, services, concerns, and notes are documented in consumer record in legible, timely, and accurate manner. Documents describe nursing care, medications and any side effects, and observations and interventions that contribute to care.
  11. Ensures program activities encourage consumers to continue in services that support abstinence.
  12. Required program activities provided as scheduled.
  13. Represents and/or serves as a liaison for the assigned area of responsibility.
  14. Coordinates program admissions and maintains appropriate level of communication, cooperation, and response to hospitals, police, courts, probation and parole, public administrator, and others who refer consumers to care.
  15. Participates in quality improvement process, administrative meetings, team meetings, in service training, client staffing and case reviews.
  16. Maintains program records and prepares reports regarding program activities and special incidents.
  17. Maintains confidentiality of consumers in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  18. Performs other related work as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and standards
  • Working knowledge of pharmacology and other basic natural and social sciences necessary to provide good nursing care
  • Working knowledge of principles of supervision and management
  • Knowledge of medically assisted treatment of chemically dependent
  • Skill in applying nursing principles in the care of the physically ill
  • Skill in implementing therapeutic nursing interventions
  • Skill in organizing work into manageable units
  • Ability to lead, instruct, and motivate others to accomplish work.
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis
  • Ability to implement procedures from general instructions; to make and apply decisions in accordance with regulations and policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain an empathetic attitude toward and working relationships with the physically or mentally ill and their families
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, local officials, and the general public
  • Thorough knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and standardsWorking knowledge of pharmacology and other basic natural and social sciences necessary to provide good nursing care
  • Working knowledge of principles of supervision and management
  • Knowledge of medically assisted treatment of chemically dependent
  • Skill in applying nursing principles in the care of the physically ill
  • Skill in implementing therapeutic nursing interventions
  • Skill in organizing work into manageable units
  • Ability to lead, instruct, and motivate others to accomplish work.
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis
  • Ability to implement procedures from general instructions; to make and apply decisions in accordance with regulations and policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain an empathetic attitude toward and working relationships with the physically or mentally ill and their families
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, local officials, and the general public

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

The following education and experience qualifications are the minimum requirement used to admit or reject applicants for consideration:

1. Completion of a three-year course of training at a recognized diploma school of nursing or Associate of Arts degree program in a recognized school of nursing.

–AND–

2. Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF EXPERIENCE:

1. Successful experience in a supervisory capacity.

2. Training or professional work experience in the field of substance abuse.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

No candidate may be considered for employment who is, or has been for the past two (2) years under the supervision of Federal, State, County or Municipal Corrections Department nor have any pending felony or misdemeanor charges other than minor traffic charges.

All candidates for employment must meet the established minimum qualifications for employment as identified by the applicable regulatory agencies.

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