Registered Nurse - Transitional MAT

Behavior Health Network Springfield , MA 01105

Posted 2 days ago

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Help provide individualized care to those in recovery from substance use in the Western Massachusetts community!

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as an overnight Registered Nurse at the Transitional Addiction Treatment program at Behavioral Health Network! Registered Nurses use their knowledge of specific biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions to perform and document thorough assessments of individuals in recovery from substance use, recognizing the unique needs of dually diagnosed individuals and special populations. RNs will provide cross-systems communication and coordination of resources, MI-based education, supports, and case management across treatment locations with support from recovery coaches in the community.. Throughout their care, Registered Nurses establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the members of the health care team and provide care with kindness and sensitivity, preserving individuals' autonomy, dignity, and rights.

Our employees are the most important asset in improving the lives of the individuals we serve. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for community involvement, diversity, the opportunity to gain highly marketable skills, and to take on challenges. BHN is committed to growing our own employees and promoting from within.

The Transitional Addiction Treatment program in Springfield, MA, serves those 18 years of age and older who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and are at the beginning of their recovery. This new program will partner with Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital. This program will utilize Certified Addiction RN's and recovery coaches in both Acute Treatment Services (ATS) and inpatient hospital facilities with bridging services to transition persons to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services at either Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) or Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) levels of care.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Registered Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:

  • Working knowledge of ethics and legal parameters of working with substance abuse clients.

  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree (preferred) or Diploma/ Degree in Nursing.

  • Current Nursing License by the Massachusetts Board of Registration (required).

  • CARN certification (required).

  • Maintains current licensure and certifications.

  • Minimum of one year nursing experience (preferred).

  • Leadership experience (preferred).

  • Demonstrates proficiency in applying the nursing process to individuals and families.

  • Ability to collaborate with other care givers.

  • Ability to delegate to peers and other care givers consistent with their level of expertise.

  • Ability to understand, empathize and work with an addicted population, including those with co-occurring disorders.

  • Knowledge of quality assurance standards and CARF standards.

  • Ability to advocate for clients.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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