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ABOUT METROCARE:Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.
The Nurse of Substance Use Services provides interventions to assist consumers with substance abuse issues, specifically related to chemical dependency assessment, intensive outpatient (individual and group), and support outpatient (individual and group) as well as nursing assessments related to ambulatory detoxification policies and procedures. The nurse assures services as defined on chemical dependency service plan, and the consumer is actively working toward stated objectives and the family and natural supports are involved as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.)
- Provide assessment for all individuals seeking substance use services
- Work closely with the medical director of the ambulatory detoxification program for assessments of withdrawal symptoms.
- Provide individual and group treatment as part of the intensive and supportive outpatient programs
- Possess knowledge of substance abuse issues and symptomology, DSM V diagnostic criteria and treatment methods.
- Maintain performance benchmarks
- Conduct CD Assessment, Service Authorization Requests, and Service Planning.
- Dispense medication as directed by the medical director and plan of care
- Accurate and timely data entry into the state system, CMBHS, including CD Assessment, Service Authorization Requests, Service Planning, Progress notes, and Psychoeducation notes.
- Complete documentation of services provided to individuals within 24 hours of service.
COMPETENCIES:The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Analytical skills, professional acumen, business ethics, thorough understanding of continuous improvement processes, problem solving, respect for confidentiality, excellent communication and presentation skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current licensure as RN or LVN. Substance use direct care experience preferred.
- Ability to be responsive to consumer, family and community needs.
- Ability to conduct CD assessments
- Ability to assist in CD discharge planning with consumers
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Ability to thrive in a high stress environment
- Ability to maintain positive attitude.
- Ability to successfully use an automated clinical record keeping system.
- Intermediate level on MS Excel, Email and word processing programs
- Ability to utilize Internet for resources.
- Organizational & time management abilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. Due to the multi-site responsibilities of this position the incumbent must be able to carry equipment and supplies (up to 15 pounds). The position requires standing and/or walking in excess of 7 hours a day.
- In-county travel.
- No overnight travel required.
**NOTICE ON POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE TRAVEL TO/FROM VARIOUS WORKSITES**
Positions that are “community-based,” in whole or part, require the incumbent to travel between various worksites within his/her workday/workweek. The incumbent is required to have reliable transportation that can facilitate this requirement. The incumbent is further required to meet the criteria for insurability by the Center’s risk management facilitator; and produce proof of minimal auto liability coverage when applicable. Failure to meet these terms may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, contract or other status with Metrocare.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment describe here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level may vary between low and mild.
- The work environment should not be unusually hot or cold.
Metrocare couldn’t have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:
- Paid Leave
- Paid Holidays
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement Plan, including employer matching
- Health Savings Account, including employer matching
- Professional Development Allowance
- Bilingual Stipend – up to 6% of the base salary
- Many other benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Tobacco Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.
No calls from staffing agencies or independent recruiters