Job details

Nurse

at NKY
Location Covington, KY
Category Nursing
Job Type Full Time

Description

Pinnacle Treatment Centers is a leading comprehensive provider of substance abuse treatment services to individuals that are addicted to drugs and / or alcohol. Founded in 2006, the Company has grown into an organization that operates over 30 substance abuse treatment facilities in five states.

Pinnacle treats over 10,000 people daily and provides a full continuum of care, including detoxification, residential, outpatient, and transitional living programs. Treatment includes treating the individual’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological selves. Pinnacle is CARF accredited and all locations include physicians, nurses, clinicians, administrative, and support staff.  We are currently seeking a Nurse to join our team at our NKY Treatment Center in Covington, Kentucky.

Function:

To administer and coordinate medical services necessary for all clients within the Facility; assist and be responsible for clients during appointments.
To promote Performance Improvement and service delivery that is aligned with the agency’s primary mission.

 Responsibilities:

  1. Administer/dispense medication under direction of physician.
  2. Ensure the treatment plan of the physician or Medical Director is being followed.
  3. Giving and interpreting Mantoux Testing.
  4. Makes appointments for clients to see physician, provide lab work and referrals for additional follow up care.
  5. Assists in training staff in medical and health and safety matters as well as assisting in properly maintaining medical equipment.
  6. Maintain and keep updated all medical records and documentation pertaining to the clients.
  7. Maintain contact with community medical personnel.
  8. Shall assist in the development and revision of policies and procedures for medication compliance.
  9. Provide training for staff development specific to health care needs i.e. CPR, First Aid, Blood Pressure, etc.
  10. Purchasing and ordering of medical supplies.
  11. Educates clients about methadone maintenance and detoxification as well as side effects and provides education to clients on lab results and all medical matters.
  12. Educates pregnant patients about prenatal care and assists primary counselor in coordinating outside services as needed.
  13. Shall not be dually assigned as counselor.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Certification as Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

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