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DISPENSING NURSE - (MARS Medication Assisted Recovery Services) - CHEMICAL HEALTH PROGRAMS



(MARS Medication Assisted Recovery Services)


Open: November 7, 2017 – UNTIL FILLED.


Responsible for administering anti-relapse medications to patients for the management of opiate dependence. Conduct nursing assessments, administer medications via; provider order, make dose adjustments according to medical protocol, and reports all patient concerns to the lead nurse or medical provider to ensure patient safety. Reports to Lead Nurse, full-time position with benefits, salary; DOQ.


• Conducts daily nursing assessments and evaluation for multiple patients to determine appropriateness for medication administration, inform dose adjustments, and ensure patient safety is held to the highest standard

• Assists clients through the medical intake and induction process

• The admission process includes collecting blood/urine samples, conducting the clinical opiate withdrawal scale assessment, coordinating a provider visit, obtaining medical orders, administering initial medication dose and monitoring patient response

• Communicates progress and concerns to the client care team to ensure a planned approach for comprehensive treatment is provided to the patient

• Assures that clients health record and medical chart are complete, current, and compliant; including consent forms, releases of information, nursing assessments, urine drug screen results, dosing history, medical orders, and nursing notes

• Works collaboratively with clinical staff to ensure patients are achieving treatment expectations

• Reports all medical concerns to the lead nurse or medical provider to determine solutions and maintain patient safety

• Maintains client confidentiality according to federal rules, regulations and tribal guidelines

• Participates in ongoing training and professional development

• Other duties as assigned


• GED/High school diploma

• Valid Minnesota Nursing (LPN or RN) license

• Prefer: Six (6) months of Nursing experience

• Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Office programs, and Electronic Health Records

• Must possess a valid driver's license and automobile insurance

• Must be a team player, dependable, and work well in a busy/stressful clinic environment

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847. Applications are also available at Chemical Health Programs.


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