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GULF COAST CENTER - JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Ambulatory Detox Services

Location: Angleton, TX

FLSA Status: Exempt

Working Status: Full Time with Benefits

Summary:

Reporting to the on-site Program Manager with clinical oversight from the Chief Nursing Officer, the Registered Nurse performs responsible healthcare administrative work within the behavioral health adult outpatient setting to include coordination of medication clinics and follow-up of adult population diagnosed with severe & persistent mental illness receiving pharmacological management and psychiatric diagnostic evaluation services. Duties include education & guidance about medication and possible side effects & other medication related services & psychosocial rehabilitative supports to facilitate recovery as outlined in the Texas Resiliency & Recovery service array. 

Gulf Coast Center operates under a trauma-informed approach based on the six key principles of Safety, Trustworthiness & Transparency, Peer Support, Collaboration & Mutuality, Empowerment & Choice, and Cultural, Historical & Gender issues.

Job Duties: (To be performed with or without accommodation as based on ADA requirements)

The Registered Nurse (RN) will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Participates in the implementation of the service plan.

  • Completes referrals as needed. 
  • Advocates for service needs on behalf of the client.
  • Monitors client progress in relation to the service plan.
  • Educates clients and family regarding their medication and diagnosis. 
  • Assist in the delivery of comprehensive health/medical services to Center clients.
  • Utilizes clinically sound judgement in developing relationships with clients and service providers. 
  • Documents services provided according to current records, policies and procedures.
  • Conducts community education programs on substance use treatment and services offered by Gulf Coast Center. 
  • Monitor medication adherence through pharmacy data & follow-up with persons served as determined; identify barriers to medication adherence
  • Will be responsible and accountable for the adherence to and promotion of the agency compliance policy and will require communication with various departments to foster, develop and continue our community partnerships as it relates to the position.
  • Treat all individuals with the utmost courtesy, decency and respect.
  • Provide responsive, and efficient services.
  • Interact with staff, consumers, local entities and advocacy groups to provide a service that meets local needs.
  • Provide highest level of Customer Service for both internal and external customers.
  • Required to report personnel leave; flex time and emergency leave to assigned supervisor.
  • Strict adherence to the professional, ethical, and legal requirements set forth in GCC's Business Code of Conduct as well as the Corporate Compliance Plan.
  • Consistent adherence to the Center's Dress Code.
  • Consistent adherence to Center safety guidelines and expectations.
  • May be required to travel within Brazoria and Galveston Counties.
  • Out of region travel may be required to attend trainings.
  • Must maintain a clear driving record and driver's license in accordance with our Driver Policy.
  • Requires current Texas Driver's License, reliable transportation and must maintain current auto liability insurance.

Non-Essential Job Duties:

  • N/A

Supervision:

  • Receives direct supervision from Program Manager-BCCSC as well as clinical oversight from the Chief Nursing Officer.

Required Education:

  • Requires graduation from an accredited, Texas Board of Nursing approved RN education program
  • Requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent. 

Preferred Education/Licensure/Certifications:

  • Certification as a Phlebotomist, preferred; or, documentation to support training/experience.

Required Licensure/Certifications:

  • Licensed as an RN in the state of Texas.

Required Experience:

  • Should have considerable experience in general nursing care of patients.

  • Should have general knowledge of substance abuse and mental illness.

Preferred Experience:

  • Two years full-time paid experience in nursing is preferred. 

Abilities/Traits:

  • Ability to express self clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Requires ability to work within a team approach.
  • Requires proficiency with computer skills, programs and email.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed in the Office setting.
  • May require varied work hours depending on need of clients.
  • Out of region travel may be required to attend trainings.
  • May require travel to various locations within Brazoria and Galveston Counties. Requires current Texas Driver's License, reliable transportation safe and current with all state requirements, and liability insurance.

Special Projects:

  • Assist supervisor when requested to complete special projects and complete all assignments within a time frame negotiated with the supervisor. Completion of other duties as assigned by supervisor as it relates to the program and position.

Job Related Physical/Mental Requirements & Environmental Conditions:

Physical:

  • Ability to transport, adjust and/or move items up to 55 lbs.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to handle objects.
  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Ability to move around within an office setting and/or other locations as needed; may include ability to bend/twist, kneel/stoop and/or reach for items.
  • Ability to push/pull, crawl/squat as it relates to PMAB requirements; may be required to perform PMAB restraints as it relates to program requirements.
  • Ability to detect and write effectively.
  • Ability to hear (with or without aid).
  • Ability to have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and observe objects within work setting.

Mental:

  • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and comprehend accurate information with others in English.
  • Ability to reason and analyze effectively.
  • Ability to solve practical problems as it relates to position.
  • Required to pass and maintain all Center mandated trainings.

Work Site/Environmental Conditions:

  • Ability to work alone.
  • Ability to work closely with others.
  • Ability to work closely with clients and/or family members with poor hygiene. Ability to work long and/or irregular hours.
  • May be subjected to hostile environment.
  • May be subjected to high crime environment.
  • Potential exposure to tobacco products.
  • May be subjected to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Subject to standard noise levels within working environment.
  • Travel by motor vehicle, van, bus or plane may be required.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform these functions with or without reasonable accommodations as based on ADA requirements.