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MMU Dispensing Nurse I - LPN at Jamestown Sklallam Tribe

Last updated: March 20, 2024

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Title MMU Dispensing Nurse I - LPN
Company Jamestown Sklallam Tribe
Location Sequim, WA
Description Jamestown Healing Clinic is now searching for a part-time MMU Dispensing Nurse I LPN to join the Mobile Medication Unit team! This role offers a 2-Day workweek: Friday to include paid travel time to Clallam Bay on the MMU (5:30am-3:30pm) and Saturdays at the Healing Clinic in Sequim (~5:30am-11:00am).

Position Summary

The Jamestown Healing Clinic (JHC) Dispensing Nurse I-LPN will work as part of a mobile unit healthcare team to provide services in rural and underserved communities in Clallam County Washington. This position requires administering medications as ordered bymedicalproviderswhile maintaining accurate accounting of all medication received and dispensed with services being provided in a Mobile Medication Unit (MMU). The Dispensing Nurse I-LPN is responsible for safekeeping of all medications and accurate medication record keeping required by the DEA, FDA, and Board of Pharmacy.

Essential Functions

  • Administer MethadoneorBuprenorphine/Naloxone or Monotherapy Buprenorphine(Suboxone/Subutex)as ordered by the Medical Director andstaffproviders
  • Maintain accurate accounting of all medication received (from supplier) and dispensed (to the patient)
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all medication stock and the records required by the DEA,State Board of Pharmacy, and JHC
  • Conductsbreath alcohol testing, urine collection and processing, reading test results as needed; ensures accuratecompletion of all forms documenting these procedures
  • Works within scope of license to include measure and record patients' vital signs, nursing-level physical assessment, patient care or treatment (to include wound care), and patient education
  • Assess patient physical condition, reporting observations toproviderseither verbally or in writing
  • Alert treatment staff of any observed changes in patient status
  • Enterand updateprescriptions and medicationsin the patient’s electronic health record
  • Accurately chart patientencounters and patient incidents within the required guidelines
  • Recordall inter-agency communications relatingtothepatient in a timely manner upholding all applicable guidelines
  • Explain the proper use of dispensed medication and its effects to patients
  • Maintain current statistical records
  • Communication with multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate patient care.
  • Consistently follow workflows/protocols as set by JHC and the DEA
  • Adhere to all JHC policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, and work practices as described in the Occupational Exposure Control Plan and HIPAA
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; current LPN license in the state of Washington; unrestricted license to practice within the state of Washington
  • Threeyears of experience in a clinic setting
  • Previous substance abuse treatment and/or primary care experience
  • Knowledge of the current medical practices in primary care, mentalhealth, and addiction medicine
  • Knowledge ofsubstance use disordersand their effects on individuals, families, and communities
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Experience working with patients in observing and obtaining urine specimens
  • Exceptional personal and ethical boundaries, empathy,and effective communications skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-culture environment, understands the social and cultural context of the patients at the JHC. Understands the role of trauma, historical, community, family, and personal experience in wellness and recovery
  • Flexibility may be required to accommodate some evenings and weekend work around the MMU schedule; some work may also be conducted at JHC primary site in Sequim, WA
  • Understands and adheres to state (RCW, WAC) and federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR part 2). Applicants must always conduct self ethically and professionally
  • Effective communication; written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
  • Strong computer and electronic medical record (EMR) skills
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background investigation
  • Uphold all current vaccine requirements for employment
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as assigned
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

CPR/First Aide Certification (if not currently a certification holder, will complete employer provided training upon hire)

  • Experience and knowledge of Epic and/or Methasoft EMR
  • Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Laws and Regulations
  • Knowledge of office administrative operations, including personnel management, and compliance
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Effective time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, work independently with little supervision
  • American Indian/Alaska Native preferences apply

Qualifications
Citation United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA)
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
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