The registered nurse position performs professional nursing practice (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) using the team approach while coordinating the Renewal Services Program (Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction – Suboxone program) at Minnesota Community Care. Delegates aspects of patient care consistent with team member’s level of preparation. Works with patients, providers, families and other health care providers to ensure coordinated planning focusing on continuity of care. Serves as the point contact for patient information. Provides direct patient care to promote the restoration of health and achievement of patient health goals with a harm reduction lens.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides general ambulatory health care to patients, including administration and/or dispensing of prescribed medications, vaccines and treatments in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.
- Sets priorities and organizes work to deliver safe and efficient patient care.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to assess, collect and analyze patient information, prioritize and intervene in multiple encounters in daily clinic operations.
- Responds effectively to urgent/emergency situations. Provides supportive crisis intervention services in conjunction with medical and nursing service, as circumstances deem necessary.
Specific to the Renewal Services Program:
- Provides case management and education to patients in Renewal Services program. Provides patient education relating to the illness of chemical dependency and the process of recovery. Assumes the role of primary contact person for patients, family members, and other providers
- Provides patient-centered care within the nursing license scope of practice including: initial assessment and intake, induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment.
- Ensure that state and federal guidelines are followed. Complies with confidentiality policies, HIPAA, JCAHO, 42CFR Part 2 and other regulatory requirements
- Collaborate with the buprenorphine provider, social worker/therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacy, primary care provider, and specialty care providers to whom the patient has been referred.
- Coordinate between buprenorphine provider and pharmacy: assist with prescription processing and refills, prior authorizations, insurance issues etc. Utilizes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to assess medication needs and history for each patient in the program. Dispenses medication prescriptions to patients at visits under the direction of provider.
- Complete appropriate documentation in the medical record and comply with state, federal, and departmental policies when sharing/documenting patient care data.
- Answers general questions about medication from patients, family, or providers seeking to refer a patient.
As Minnesota's largest Federally Qualified Health Center, Minnesota Community Care ensures that the communities we serve have access to high quality and affordable health care. Approximately 86% of our patients in the 2016 calendar year were people of color from Asian, African American, American Indian or Latino communities, and 98% of our patients had incomes below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.