Registered Nurse – Mobile Community Care

Are you searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life? At Integrity, we believe that a vibrant company culture which supports and nurtures our employees is so important that it is the key to our success.  With our team culture, we listen to your ideas and invest in your career growth!  Our purpose and passion are to empower clients, their loved ones, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.  Be a part of our team, whose mission is to help individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive Therapeutic Community addictions treatment, mental health treatment, and recovery support in a way that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change.

We are excited to announce our Registered Nurse opening for our Mobile Community Care program!  The Registered Nurse provides essential nursing care to community members, including those who are heavily under-resourced such as individuals who are houseless. The Mobile Community Care team will travel to areas of high need in Newark to provide individuals with low-threshold medication services, harm reduction services, and care coordination services that promote improved health and well-being.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse:

  • Receive operational direction from Mobile Community Care Program Manager.
  • Screen community members on their vital signs, medical history, and symptoms.
  • Provide first-aid treatment as needed.
  • Assess community members for withdrawal risk using the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale/Subjective Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS/SOWS) and/or the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA), as appropriate.
  • Ensure that individuals are referred to withdrawal management/detox services if necessary.
  • Coordinate appointments with internal medical prescribers for the prescription of medications for substance use disorder.
  • Dispense FDA-approved medications for substance use disorder if appropriate.
  • Administer medication via injection (e.g., Sublocade, Vivitrol) to community members as needed.
  • Provide in-person education, along with written instructions, for home buprenorphine induction and follow-up care.
  • Ensure clients receive regular drug screens for current drug use and to ensure the use of prescribed medications is clinically appropriate.
  • Evaluate clients who self-report diversion for continued services.
  • Provide brief interventions focused on increasing a person’s insight into and awareness about substance use and behavioral change with the goal of motivating people to remain in, resume or sustain medication treatment.
  • Refer clients to the Integrity Certified Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), local federally qualified health centers, and other primary care service providers.
  • Connect clients to specialty medical services as needed.
  • Ensure pregnant women receive prompt priority attention and are immediately referred for medical, obstetrical, and gynecological services if they are not already receiving this care.
  • Review all women’s history of gynecological testing and mammograms and refer to other service providers as necessary.
  • Distribute naloxone kits and drug testing strips, and educate clients about their use in preventing overdose.
  • Distribute condoms and educate clients about safe sex practices.
  • Refer all clients to COVID-19 vaccination or testing.
  • Deliver services in a culturally informed manner that aligns with the National Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards.
  • Enter data and documentation into electronic health record.
  • Maintain full understanding of HIPAA and client confidentiality regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with New Jersey Department of Health, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations and standards.
  • Maintain up-to-date nursing education, including knowledge of how to care for individuals with substance use challenges.
  • Collaborate with team members to support data collection requirements and needs.

Preferred Qualifications for a Registered Nurse:

Education:

  • Nursing degree from an accredited instituion

Required Licensing or Certifications:

  • Active registered nurse (RN) credentials
  • CPR Certification

Specialized Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • 2 years’ experience in the behavioral health or social services field. Experience in the addiction treatment field preferred
  • Knowledgeable in the administration of Narcan (Naxolone) 
  • Experience in crisis management preferred

Work Schedule:  This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and the work hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Due to the complex nature of the work, it is expected that individuals in the position may, at times, need to work extended hours to ensure critical deliverables are met. 

Why Work for Integrity?

We believe that work is more than a place you go every day.  It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.  We believe that workplace diversity and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company’s success and provides you with the best co-workers you could ask for.  Our employee benefits play an important role in making Integrity a great place to work.  

Our Exceptional Benefits Package (Full-Time) Includes:

  • Low Cost and Generous Medical and Prescription Coverage (ask us for our benefits summary, we are proud of it!)
  • Employer Paid Dental
  • Employer Paid Vision
  • Employer Paid Life and AD&D 
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Account
  • Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Time
  • 403(b) Plan with a Dollar for Dollar Match up to 3% of Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement – up to $4,000 annual
  • Recognition Rewards
  • Professional Development Assistance

Who We Are?

Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and compassionate addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. Integrity is accredited from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, at its highest level, Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader.  Integrity House is committed to best practice and has expanded its program and services throughout the years to remain a practical resource for those who need help.  We currently offer inpatient, residential, and outpatient, levels of addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; treatment for co-occurring disorders; outpatient mental health services; recovery programs; education and workforce readiness opportunities; and supportive housing.

Apply today!  Be part of an amazing interdisciplinary team committed to rebuilding lives, families and communities.

Integrity is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.  Integrity House openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Physical/Medical Requirements: Before hire, candidates shall be required to show documentation of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and have a negative TB skin test and positive titers for the MMR. Candidates will also be required to undergo SUD pre-boarding requirements, including drug testing, fingerprinting, and a physical exam.

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