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LVN Dispensing Nurse

Company: Symetria Recovery
Location: College Station
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: LVN - Dispensing NurseReports To: Program DirectorFLSA Classification: Hourly/Non-ExemptWho we are:Symetria Recovery provides comprehensive substance abuse treatment with a focus on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in a welcoming outpatient setting. Unlimited clinical services are available to our patients under our bundled-service delivery model. Key services delivered through our Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) licensure include MAT, medically monitored psychiatric care, individual therapy, group therapy (IOP), 6-day-per-week nursing care, and ongoing aftercare. Most of our patients being provided medication receive Buprenorphine products, but they can also receive Methadone, injectables (Vivitrol, Sublocade), and any other FDA approved medication for addiction.Symetria is an innovative and growing company looking for hard working and passionate people to join our team!Job Purpose:The LVN - Dispensing Nurse is responsible for dispensing any medications the clinic may utilize in the treatment of patients in recovery. The LVN - Dispensing Nurse will work with the clinic staff, Practitioner, Medical Director, and Program Director to assure appropriate medical care of patients.Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, dispenses, and administers prescribed medications per established schedules as ordered.
  • Monitors patient's vital signs for dose changes and other physical health information, maintains accurate records reflecting data, including general information relating to treatment results.
  • Collects blood samples from patients and monitors and attends to the physical needs of the patient.
  • Administers injectable medications, ensuring accurate prescribed dosage and timely delivery, educating clients in management of side effects, and obtaining pre-authorization of prescriptions/medications from pharmacy, when needed.
  • Administers and reads PPD, pregnancy tests, tuberculosis screening tests, and drug screens on patients and documents results.
  • Maintains accurate inventory counts of all medicines and medical supplies and ensures adequate replacements are ordered on a timely basis, as well as reconciling inventory of Methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex at conclusion of dosing.
  • Provides daily reports to Program Director/Nurse Supervisor.
  • Transcribes, signs, and processes MD or PA orders and obtains requested medical information relating to patients.
  • Documents "no-shows", processes phase change request, updates KIPU EMR, and inputs flags as per physician orders.
  • Documents and maintains accurate monthly medication records and filing of other paperwork.
  • Employee is expected to perform all duties in accordance to work schedule and as assigned.Experience, Skills and/or Requirements
    • Current and valid LVN license with no restrictions and licensed with the state of assigned clinic as LVN or RN required.
    • 6 months experience as an LVN or RN required.
    • Eighteen months of education or training beyond the high school level in Nursing or related field of study required.
    • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required.
    • CPR certified within 30 days of hire.
    • Must pass a criminal background check.
    • Experience in medication assisted treatment in an opiate treatment or mental health facility setting preferred.

Keywords: Symetria Recovery, College Station , LVN Dispensing Nurse, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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