Provide basic medical care and monitor consumer’s physical/medical status. Assist with admission assessments and discharges. Assist in meeting the needs of the consumers. Facilitate in providing a caring and safe environment for each consumer. Must be capable of communicating and interacting with people comfortably, with warmth, understanding, acceptance, empathy, and compassion.
1. Conduct intake assessments to collect medical, social, emotional, and demographic data in
order to assess for appropriate admissions into Detox based on written policies and the
Utilization Review manual.
incidents, known withdrawal complications, and all prescribed medications taken by the
primary physician or lead nurse.
complaints of physical or psychological problems, and report to Licensed Practical Nurse,
Clinical Director, and/or physician.
physician’s orders, complications related to withdrawal and general heath, vital signs,
medication monitoring, description of course of withdrawal, or other incidents. Document
all pertinent observations in the consumers’ chart.
instructed by lead nurse or Clinical Director.
provide a clean and safe environment for the consumers.
change linens as needed.
consumer confidentiality at all times.
to different levels of care.
discharges, admits, AMA’s and CPS consumers.
to CSDS on every consumer.
pleasant and supportive attitude toward the consumer and their family members or friends,
and cooperating with personnel from other outside agencies.
One of the following must be true: Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Medical Assistant, and Qualified Medication Assistant with current certificate in the State of Indiana or a Medical Assistant working towards CMA. Experience working in the substance abuse field preferred. Capable of showing warmth and empathy to consumers while exemplifying professional and ethical standards of conduct.