Registered Nurse (R.N.)
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY

Title:                           Registered Nurse (“R.N.”)

Unit:                           Treatment Services & The Better Living Center

Reports to:                 Program Director of Better Living Center

Status:                        Full-Time; Regular; Exempt

Location:                    Long Island City, Queens; Bronx; and Harlem, New York

Days/Hours:               Monday – Thursday 10am-6pm, and Fridays 9am – 5pm, subject to change based on program needs


Position Summary:

The Registered Nurse is a member of the staff within both Treatment Services (substance use) and The Better Living Center (mental health) clinics. The RN conducts medical assessments required by OASAS and/or NYS OMH as part of the clinical intake workflow; coordinates urine toxicology tests (collected by others) being sent to lab; administers some intra-muscular psychiatric injections; assists the psychiatric nurse practitioner with various tasks, including administration of medication assisted treatment, prior authorizations and checking vitals (weight, blood pressure, etc.); leads a preventative health education group; and conducts wellness checks as occasionally requested by general Fortune client population. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and document medical and/or mental health assessments;
  • Participates in case conferences and provides follow-up on recommendations by psychiatric nurse practitioner and/or Medical Director;
  • Works with clients and staff to assist clients on health/wellness related issues;
  • Provides referrals and follow up for clients that have medical and/or mental health needs, including to Fortune’s Case Management Program for medical care coordination as appropriate.
  • Conducts quality improvement reviews on client files and database;
  • Phlebotomy and specimen processing; coordinate all external laboratory urine drug toxicology test processing; conduct rapid testing for Hep C and HIV; random toxicology testing; administer IV drugs as are occasionally prescribed by the doctor or nurse practitioner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

May supervises interns and volunteers as required. Carries out supervisory responsibilities of such interns and volunteers in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 

  • RN degree from accredited school and a valid NYS license;
  • Experience with medical issues related to substance use;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an outpatient clinic setting, preferably mental health and/or substance abuse related;
  • Some work or internship experience in dealing with psychiatric issues, trauma or incarceration a plus;
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in electronically entering case notes;
  • Bilingual is a plus; and
  • We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission.  Relevant personal experience is a plus.


Travel Requirements – While position is based in Fortune Society’s main Long Island City, Queens facility, the position may require some services to be delivered at Fortune’s Harlem or Bronx facilities.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.