As a Registered Nurse at Vertava Health, you will provide compassionate, evidenced-based care to adult patients with behavioral health disorders. You will develop and utilize expert assessment skills, therapeutic relationship building, specialty medication knowledge, and current best practices to help patients safely navigate withdrawal and build a strong foundation for long-term recovery from addiction. You will be part of a supportive, team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication.
Priority responsibilities include:
Perform comprehensive nursing assessments on new admissions
Use CIWA and COWS tools to gauge withdrawal symptoms
Assess acute and chronic co occurring physical and mental health issues
Monitor the efficacy of medication and non-pharmacological interventions
Safely administer medications per orders and protocols
Follow best practices to ensure the 6-Rights of medication administration
Utilize knowledge and judgement to check orders, hold meds, and determine PRN needs
Enter verbal and telephone orders accurately into eMAR.
Work with pharmacies to clarify orders and facilitate fulfillment
Provide direct nursing care to address a variety of health issues in accordance with established nursing practice and specific orders.
Respond immediately to medical emergencies (Code Blue) and assume leadership until a medical provider or EMS takes over.
Meticulously document assessments and observations, medication administration, interventions and response, and progress towards goals.
Maintain legal logs of stock medication, controlled substances, reportable incidents, etc.
Accurately capture reports from outside facilities, such as nurse-to-nurse reports from hospital discharge.
Collaboration and Communication
Oversee LPNs and Medical Health Technicians according to scope of practice
Work with multidisciplinary team on all phases of treatment planning
Partner closely with MDs, PAs, NPs, and pharmacists
Communicate with other departments and units to ensure continuity of care
Serve as a liaison to patient families as appropriate
Management (office and team)
Oversee safe operation of nursing station(s) and equipment
Maintain inventory of medical equipment and supplies, stock meds, and patient-specific medication.
Monitor schedule to ensure staffing plan will meet established ratios and anticipated needs.
Education (learning and teaching)
Learn about the disease model of addiction and evidence based treatments
Remain current with all required trainings, certifications, and licensing
Learn and follow company-established policies and procedures, and maintain adherence to established nursing skills and practice according to licensure
Vertava Health is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled