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PRN Detox Mental Health Nurse
SandstoneCare Fairfax, VA

PRN Detox Mental Health Nurse

Fairfax, VA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $30 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Position: Detox/Mental Health Nurse

Location: Chantilly, Virginia 

Job Type: PRN / Part Time 

Schedule: Flexible | PRN

Work Environment: Medical Detox | Residential Treatment Center 

Compensation: $30-$44 hourly 

About The Role:
As a Detox Nurse, you will join a medical and clinical team that provides a high level of medical care to clients in an in-patient or detox hospital treatment program. You will perform nursing duties and act as a medical resource and support to Addiction Technicians as needed. You will also help create a safe and stable environment for clients that are actively intoxicated or feeling symptoms of withdrawal. Additionally, you will support medication administration, urinalysis, breathalyzer tests, and documentation.

As a PRN Detox Nurse, You Will: 
  • Partner with clients as you inspire and empower change and contribute to a high-performing culture.
  • Ensure quality performance by adhering to all aspects of the program’s policies and procedures and assisting the Performance Improvement Committee in any quality improvements that may be necessary.
  • Manage and administer medication according to physician orders and in accordance with facility policy and educate clients on their medication.
  • Maintain accurate and current patient records in electronic healthcare software system.
  • Complete intake assessments and other required documentation upon admission
  • Oversee and support Addiction Technicians in their work and responsibilities related to client care.
  • Monitor and observe clients upon admission, managing any medical challenges within the scope of your license, and contacting physician when appropriate for best client care.
  • Support clients that are actively intoxicated, experiencing symptoms of withdrawal, or facing any emerging situations
  • Monitor/observe and document Urinalysis or Breathalyzer tests as needed.
  • Monitor and document client vital signs, physical condition, and behaviors as part of the program structure and communicate any observed medical complications or signs of distress to the medical team.
  • Dispose of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards and practice OSHA safety standards and universal precautions
  • Employ behavioral management techniques and apply techniques for the prevention of therapeutic holding procedures, monitoring for sharps and contraband to ensure a safe environment.
  • Be familiar with basic safety and rescue procedures relative to outdoor activities and while at the facility.

Training & Experience:
  • Active RN or LPN License in Virginia or Compact Licensure
  • Minimum 6 Months of Experience: Your past experiences in acute care or behavioral health settings have equipped you with the knowledge and skills to excel in this role.
  • Familiarity with Medications: You're not just familiar with medications commonly used in a detox setting; you're also well-versed in their potential side effects. Your expertise ensures the safety and comfort of our clients.
  • Excellent Assessment and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Collaborative Spirit:  you thrive in a multidisciplinary environment, working seamlessly alongside physicians, therapists, and counselors to achieve our common goal.
  • Blood Draws: As part of your role, all nurses must be capable of conducting blood draws. This skill is vital in our mission to provide the highest level of care.
What to Expect: Our Interview Process

Here's an overview of what comes next:
  • Application Review: We'll promptly review your application within one business day.
  • Discovery Call: Expect a 30-minute discovery call with one of our recruiters.
  • Interview with Hiring Manager: You'll have a 1-hour interview with the hiring manager.
  • Offer: If all goes well, you'll receive an offer.

Expected Interview Timeline: The entire process typically takes 1-2 weeks.

We look forward to getting to know you better during this process!

About SandstoneCare:

Sandstone Care helps teens, young adults, and their families overcome mental health and substance use challenges. We provide a full continuum of care and have treatment centers in Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland. How We Are DifferentSandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have a life, so we offer a more personal experience than you would find anywhere else.Age-Specific CareWe are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.Evidence-Based TherapyWe only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.Small Group SizesClients are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where the client’s voice can be heard.Individualized Treatment PlansNo one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Treatment programs are tailored to each client’s unique needs.Academic and Vocational SupportWe want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.The Family ComponentRecovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.



Fairfax, VA
22033 USA



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