Alcohol Nurse Counselor - Downey MOB # A - Chemical Dependency - Clinic - Per Diem (0)

Downey, California
Jun 12, 2024
Jul 16, 2024
Job Summary:

Responsible for nursing assessment, monitoring and support of outpatients and/or inpatients by the Addiction Medicine Department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Nursing assessments of patients, screening for detoxification needs and other health-related concerns.

  • Based on preliminary assessment and/or diagnosis, recommends the next level of treatment and liaisons with appropriate staff to ensure continuity of care.

  • Implements outpatient detoxification protocols and administers medications and processes laboratory requests consistent with physician orders.

  • Evaluates and documents the efficacy of treatments and/or medications taken.

  • Develops and presents (as directed) patient-oriented lectures and materials or health-related and program concerns Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team, making appropriate referrals, advocating for patient needs, coordinating care delivery, and maintaining/improving quality standards.

  • Provides consultation services to physicians and nurses within other Kaiser medical departments as directed and provides clear, concise and targeted evaluations of patient need for Addiction Medicine continuing care services.

  • Provides appropriate nursing care in support of other program activities.

  • Orders, receives and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies as necessary.

  • Assists in the development of nursing policies, practices and procedures as related to the Department of Addiction Medicine.

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