RN-Adult Substance Abuse Programs

Community Healthlink, Inc. Worcester, MA

Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (16 hrs/wk) Nurse in Worcester.

Behavioral Health Addiction Urgent Care (BHAUC) is a center for individuals suffering from substance use disorder and mental illness. The program is a gateway to getting clients in needed treatment for addiction and/or mental crisis by providing an evaluation, bed search and support from our team. Behavioral Health Addiction Urgent Care is an exciting, dynamic environment in which all members of the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. Apply today, and be on the front lines of the fight against the opioid epidemic that has stolen far too many lives!

As an RN at BHAUC you'd be triaging adult clients seeking mental health and addiction treatment. Physical assessment including review of systems, substance use and mental health assessment to determine level of care. The RN along with the inter disciplinary team will explore treatment options internally or throughout the state with individuals. The RN also responds to medical emergencies. The RN will report directly to the Program Director and Assistant Director


* Renders and supervises care of clients in the urgent care

* Assess and triage clients admitting to the Adult-Inpt Substance Abuse Continuum

* Review internal and external referrals for the Adult-Inpt Substance Abuse Continuum & enhanced treatment services (E-ATS)

* Monitor process and flow in the urgent care and assist admissions by answering the phone, documentation and referrals as needed.

* Communicates, coordinates and documents all pertinent information related to client care internally and externally

* Report to administrator on-call on all emergencies medical and psychiatric and any administrative interventions

* Participates in all scheduled meetings, supervision, in-services and required agency\'s training.

* Administer emergency care (ie. CPR, seizures), makes referrals to emergency rooms as needed.

* Report to Program Director, Continuum Director and Director of Nursing.

* Awake overnight staff must be able to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift to provide a safe and healthy environment for our clients and co-workers


* Grade 9B: Acute Care RN: Valid RN Massachusetts license and current CPR

* Excellent assessment and triage skills

* Experience in addiction and mental health required

* Experienced with electronic health records required

* Ability to work with multi-disciplinary team

* Ability to work with diverse client population

* Bilingual (Spanish/English) oral and written communication skills a plus

* Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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