Minimum Education Requirements: Graduate of an accredited RN program. Degree from an accredited school of nursing with a current Indiana Registered Nurse License.
Preferred Education : Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
License/Certifications : Minimum License/Certifications Requirements : Current Indiana State RN license.
Preferred Experience : Behavioral health or addiction nursing, proficiency with documentation in electronic medical records, and competency in written and oral communication skills. Experience working with patients with substance use disorders.
Essential functions of this role will include:
Performs initial assessment and intake obtaining social, medical, mental health, OUD and other substance use disorders and medication history, and provides follow up care via telemedicine platform or by phone when needed, proactively, including assistance scheduling clinical visits.
Reviews intake assessments, first with the Behavioral Health Consultants and then with the primary care team - including review of patients' condition, readiness, appropriateness for having OUD treated in primary care, and to establish appropriate plan of care for each patient.
Consistently uses clear and concise and effective written/oral communication with diverse constituents (patients, primary care providers, other team members, and in communication documented in the electronic health record).
Provides ongoing education and counseling (grounded in motivational interviewing and behavioral activation) regarding depression medications and symptom management, and proactive support of patients and coordination of services, facilitating referral to Mental Health and Wellness or other specialty programs as needed.
Provides ongoing education, counseling regarding OUD medications and relapse prevention, and proactive support of patients and coordination of services, facilitating in-home induction of buprenorphine and referral to specialty addictions treatment programs as needed.
Maintains a case management system and completes appropriate documentation with excellent record keeping complying with departmental policies and for program monitoring and federal reporting.
Outreaches national expert RN as needed for clinical support of patients with OUD
Provides weekly reports to the team of Behavioral Health Consultants for case review, discussion and the development of treatment recommendations or changes to the treatment plan
Confirm specimens collected per protocol (such as urine drug screens, HIV); evaluates and takes clinical actions per protocol
Establish strong relationships with clinicians and other health care team members. Works with primary care team members, waivered prescribers, integrated behavioral health clinicians, Mental Health and Wellness clinic(s) in helping patients access behavioral health support, and other communication, as needed
Assist in phone triage including prescription refills as needed, follow up of test results, critical values and medical issues
Willing to approach treatment of depression with evidence-based therapies and medications;
Willing to approach treatment of OUD with evidence-based medications, and to approach all patients with addiction with positive and respectful attitudes, modeling these qualities for others on the primary care team;
*These RNs will be a central resource and not located in particular primary care clinics. They will be part of multiple healthcare teams, partnering with primary care providers and nursing staff, and integrated behavioral health clinicians, including the standard team RN (which does not change), and also works with patients to facilitate management of their depression, OUD and other conditions.