Medication Dispensing Nurse
DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine – Dept of Psych - ARTS
Health Care Technician III - Medication Dispensing Nurse
Position #00729261 – Requisition #19596
- Administer medication such as: Methadone, Suboxone, naltrexone, antabuse and extended-release injectable naltrexone to patients.
- Safely transport narcotic medication in a manner consistent with DEA, State, and Federal, rules and regulations, while abiding by ARTS policies and procedures to include but not limited to using a lock box. Delivery locations will include as correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, inpatient treatment facilities, or any location deemed appropriate by ARTS.
- Assess patients’ needs for physical exams, and report observations to physicians and/or counselors.
- Monitor each patient’s vital signs and health condition.
- Blood Drawing for labs and/or obtaining test results.
- Administer TB tests.
- Assess adverse reaction to medications, and issues relating to drug overdose, HIV, and/or HCV.
- Handle infectious materials, human blood or other body fluids according to applicable policy and procedures.
- Maintain current and accurate records and documentation as required by policy.
- Maintain accurate inventory records of medications according to all regulatory agency standards.
- Produce and maintain other records as directed by the supervisor.
- Compose medication reports and provide them to medical staff and counselors.
- Possess and maintain valid LPN licensure and IV certification in State of Colorado
- Attend weekly team meetings and case conferences.
- Attend approved training sessions and professional development opportunities to upgrade skills, obtain and/or maintain required certifications and/or licenses.
- May include, but not limited to: delivering medications to jails and halfway houses, collecting drug tests, recording test results accurately, managing patient profiles in agency’s health record system and/or medication management software, answering phones, etc.
The University offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
Diversity and Equity:The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
- Must possess and maintain a valid, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) license with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
- High school diploma or GED
- Two (2) years of either nursing, nursing assistance, dispensing medication, or related experience
- Prior work experience with medication assisted treatment
- Prior work experience with patients in substance use disorder treatment
- Possess and maintain a valid IV certification
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent written communication skills, which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
- Ability to effectively manage difficult behaviors
- Ability to engage patients in treatment for substance use disorder treatment
- Ability to comply with established rules, policies and procedures and meet deadlines
- Ability to be open-minded and nonjudgmental
- Ability to develop healthy relationships with clients
- Ability to establish boundaries with clients
- Ability to exercise discretion (e.g. patient confidentiality)
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License or able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
- Must agree to, and successfully pass, a fingerprint and criminal background check. (Note: Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and the Central Registry of Child Protection – Trails).
- Subject to pre-employment, post-accident, post-incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.
- Must possess a valid registration in good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Nov 19, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing