Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Iakhiienawá:se’ Sénha Aioianerénhake ne Enióhrhen’ne

Helping Build a Better Tomorrow

Admissions Officer/RN

Division:  Health Service, Partridge House - Inpatient Program

Job Code:  29-1111

Status:  Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY:

The Admissions Officer/RN has two primary functions.  As a member of a multidisciplinary addiction treatment team that guides the overall care, support, and family engagement process at the Partridge House, a 16-bed American Indian inpatient program, is responsible for overall nursing care of patients.Facilitates the admission process which requires regular contact with referring sources, processing admission packets and ensuring that criteria for admission is met, and scheduling intake.The Admissions Officer/RN functions as a member of the treatment team responsible for policies, procedures, and quality assurance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Functions as a member of the Partridge House Inpatient Program interdisciplinary team.
  • Compiles, supervises, and documents all necessary information during the referral process.
  • Reviews medical histories, medication lists, and lab work to determine the level of care (ASAM Criteria).
  • Provides consultation on all prospective referrals to the Inpatient Coordinator and/or Clinical Director to ensure appropriate level of care determination, prior to admission.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and otherwise facilitates all admission dates of new clients.
  • Performs initial medical assessments and validates appropriate level of care at time of intake.
  • Develops, with the Clinical Director, medical policies and procedures for the delivery of medical services.
  • Coordinates and schedules all Complete Physical Exams (CPX) with the Family Nurse Practitioner and/or medical staff at the SRMHS Health Clinic.
  • On-call status:responsible for medical triage services after business hours and on the weekends.
  • Schedules and manages the daily medically-related activities of all clients.
  • Completes inventory of all outdated over-the-counter medications, checks the first aid kit and AED machine monthly for restocking and ordering of batteries and otherwise assures adequacy of medications, supplies and equipment.
  • Provides transportation and medical case management for all on-campus medical appointments.
  • Assures adequate staff training on working with self-administration of medication and the Medical Administration Records (MARS).Reviews the MARS for any medication errors.
  • Facilitates quarterly assurance medical inventory conducted by the SRMHS Pharmacy.
  • Provides educational lectures on public health topics (e.g., smoking, diabetes, medical aspects of addiction, more)
  • Responsible for the review of medical incident reports.
  • Participates as a member of the Partridge House Inpatient Program multidisciplinary team in reviewing intake assessments, treatment plans, progress, and discharge/aftercare plans.
  • Participates in morning report and weekly case consultation meetings.
  • Represents the Partridge House Inpatient Program in a knowledgeable and professional manner at outreach and community activities, conferences, and during routine conversations with referral sources.
  • Maintains all licensing/credentialing requirements and standards (i.e., in good standing).
  • Performs all duties in an ethical manner and complies with all ethical standards (e.g., professional, tribe).
  • Maintains all confidentiality standards and regulations (e.g., federal, state, tribe).

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experienced in working with American Indians in a behavioral health treatment or Indigenous Healing environment; knowledge of Mohawk language and traditions is and asset.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Ability to perform professional caliber work with minimum supervision.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Physically able to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Responsible for completing education and training related to addiction in general and addiction nursing specifically.Certification in addiction and/or addiction nursing is encouraged, e.g., CASAC, CARN.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

An RN education program (Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or Diploma program) registered by NYSED as RN license qualifying; or a general nursing education program located in a country outside of the United States or its territories, which is acceptable to NYSED.NYS license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse, in good standing.Minimum of two (2) years experience working in the chemical dependency field. Minimum of three (3) years sobriety (if in recovery from addiction).

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer skills including Microsoft programs.

Job Closing Date: March 03, 2017

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

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