Full-Time Dosing Nurse (LVN or LPN)
ADDICTION SERVICES McKinney, TX
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
LVN or LPN
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 5:15am - 2:00pm.
After COVID-19: off on Wednesdays and work Saturdays 5:45am - 9:15am.
§ Enter and review physician's order prior to medicating patient.
§ Assess patients for titration protocol and follow through.
§ Review patient information in computer prior to medicating.
§ Verify medication milligrams, last day dosed, take outs received, phase level, and nurse's name from other clinics for guest dosers.
§ Receive verbal orders via phone from physician.
§ Write up any "unusual incident" regarding the safety of the methadone or suspected diversion on provided forms.
§ Have knowledge of Federal, State and local laws governing methadone treatment and the dispensing of a Schedule II narcotic.
§ Write nursing notes as needed.
§ Make sure all paperwork is filed in medical charts in a timely manner.
§ Write nursing notes and verbal orders on the day any dose changes, re-doses, or when any other incident that varies from normal procedures occurs.
§ Sign patient medication summary daily.
§ Attach any incident report to the Patient Daily Dosing Summary.
§ File all computer-generated forms daily.
§ Obtain scheduled UDS through chain of custody
§ Send labs/UDS to SDRL through Fed-Ex
§ Enter all doctors orders into computer
§ Read all TB’s and sign form
§ Get patient to sign their medical advisory form (labs)
§ Enter, carry out and delete flags once action is taken
§ Clean dosing room PRN.
§ Empty trash
§ Clean patient restroom
Audit of Medication
§ Total milligrams administered total number of take-outs given and total milligrams of take-outs dispensed at the end of day.
§ Audit stocked methadone in safe - count the units daily.
§ Perform a check and balance against the inventory in the computer.
§ Run methadone inventory and medicating summary daily.
§ Duties may include items not included in the above list
Medication Nurse Position is supervised by the Medical Director, Clinical Director, Lead Nurse and the Executive Director.
Accuracy and organization are vital components of this position and staff members are expected to strive to meet the highest standards of excellence regarding quality of work.
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