Registered Nurse

Catholic Charities  |  

Kolbe Detox Center | Muskegon, MI

Are you an RN with highly attuned assessment skills and a strong clinical background who wants to make an impact in the community? On behalf of our client, Catholic Charities, we are searching for an RN with a heart and passion for addiction and mental health issues to work in their brand new facility, the Kolbe Detox Center. Catholic Charities is looking for someone who wants to have a voice and be a valued part of a team coming together to build and grow a stellar program. 

The Kolbe Detox Center is a behavioral health treatment facility offering evidence-based treatment and 3-5 night stays in a 14-bed unit. The Kolbe Detox Center strives to provide clients with the most effective treatments available using an evidence-based and individualized approach that uses cutting-edge therapies and services. They provide a comprehensive and holistic first step to overcoming chemical dependency, alcoholism, and co-occurring mental health disorders in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. As a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan, they are recognized as an organization of dedication, honesty, integrity, and service. The Kolbe Detox Center focuses on a commitment of excellence and leads with client care as the top priority.

Position Description

The RN is responsible for routine nursing care, including: client evaluation and assessment necessary for coordination of medical/psycho/social treatment plan; medication assessment and administration; vital signs; and the medical management of substance use, mental health or co-occurring disorders for in-patent sub-acute detox clients.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Complete initial client assessment and evaluation for admission to facility
  • Record ongoing vital signs, temperature, blood, respiration, blood pressure, blood alcohol level data, drug urine screens, pregnancy tests, etc.
  • Administer medications and treatments as ordered by the consulting physician
  • Perform venipunctures on clients in accordance with policy and procedure
  • Draw blood and collect urine for processing and other laboratory testing
  • Administer tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) to clients and staff in accordance with policy and procedure
  • Screen clients at risk for undetectable health and mental health disorders
  • Rule out comorbid acute or chronic pain disorders, polysubstance use, intoxication, acute mental health disorders, pregnancy, screenings for sexually transmitted infections, screening for domestic violence or abuse
  • Assess and monitor withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or opiates using CIWA or COWS assessment tools to assist with client medication management
  • Develop individualized medical treatment plan and explain ongoing treatment plan and monitoring to client
  • Provide client treatment monitoring throughout client’s stay
  • Assist with treatment retention and relapse prevention
  • Participate in recovery- oriented socialization when interacting with clients, circulating in the program to monitor client activity, and ensuring adherence to the program’s facility guidelines.
  • Identify changes in client’s affect and behavior, documents in records, and notifies other staff as needed
  • Conduct random/situational room searches, pat searches and drug screens as needed
  • Respond calmly and therapeutically to crisis situations
  • Document observations, treatment plans, nursing medical assessments, physician’s orders, nursing progress notes, medication administration logs, and other medically necessary data in the client’s electronic health record within the same shift incident and/or services rendered occurred

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Two-year nursing degree from an accredited professional nursing program for RN is required
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in substance use, mental health or co-occurring disorder setting preferred
  • A recovering individual should demonstrate a minimum of five years’ sobriety with current evidence of social and emotional stability
  • Valid State of Michigan professional license is required
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license with zero driving restrictions is required
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification is required (or the ability to become certified immediately after hire)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to interact with individuals of diverse populations
  • Ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with other team members
  • Ability to show compassion and treat others with dignity and respect at all times
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends. This position is primarily office based, however, on occasion may require travel to other Agency offices and/or client homes as required by position responsibilities and/or Agency management.
  • Must submit to Agency approved background checks

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the staff member is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The staff member is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; kneel, crouch, crawl, and bend or stoop as part of a one or two person assist of a client off the floor, bending or stooping to assist a client out of a couch, chair, bed, or car; pivoting while bearing weight of client. The staff member is regularly required to move or lift items up to 50 pounds’ non-stationary weight either alone or as part of a two-person assist.

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