COMMUNITY TRIAGE CENTER MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT NURSE - GRANT FUNDED POSITION
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
December 14, 2017
COMMUNITY TRIAGE CENTER MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT NURSE - GRANT FUNDED POSITION Job Number: 00121033
Job Posting: Dec 29, 2017, 4:32:52 PM Closing Date: Jan 13, 2018, 5:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
L OCATION: JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL / INTEGRATED CARE
SHIFT: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Community Triage Center (CTC) Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Nurse works with the Community Triage Center staff to support individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) within this urgent setting. The CTC MAT Nurse provides education and to determine appropriate plans of care, including initiation or maintenance of MAT, and supports case management services to connect patients to community-based resources for MAT. This is a grant funded position. Cook County Health & hospitals System has received approval to implement a State Targeted Response to the Opiod Crisis (Opioid STR). The grant is intended to support specialized screening, linkage case management, and recovery support services, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for persons with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). The Opioid STR will expire on June 30, 2018.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Reports to the Behavioral Health Integration Manager
Assists with the screening and identification of patients presenting with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) interested in initiating, maintaining, or connecting to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
Provides patients with information regarding various methods of MAT, frequencies of medication and clinic appointments, and engagement in recovery resources.
Performs screening and assessments for appropriateness of MAT services. Develops plan with patient input and discusses appropriateness with prescriber.
Collaborates with appropriate staff, including Recovery Coaches, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and/or Care Coordinator to ensure patient is connected with appropriate recovery resources prior to discharge.
Administers or facilitates administration of MAT (buprenorphine, Naltrexone, etc).
Educates patients on use of naloxone for overdose prevention and facilitates patient access to Naloxone, utilizing a teach back method or other evidence-based practice.
Performs appropriate health screenings, including HIV, Hepatitis, and TB and coordinates appropriate follow-up.
Tracks clinical data and prepares reports as necessary.
Documents activities in appropriate files and systems, which may include medical records, care management systems, etc aligned with team's quality improvement efforts.
Retrieves documents from organizations to support effective transitions.
Completes all education activities/training as requested.
Participates in Interdisciplinary Rounds as requested.
Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings.
Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university is required. (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview).
A minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with individuals with substance use disorders is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience documenting in an Electronic Medical Record software, i.e. Cerner or other program is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with diverse or vulnerable populations is required.
One (1) year of experience working with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Ability to effectively use technology and utilize software for completing notes, tracking appointments, coordinating care activities.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Ability to prioritize work.
Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position .
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the peop...le of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.