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Registered Nurse

Bronx, NY 10456

Posted: 03/27/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Healthcare Job Number: 260610 Pay Rate: $125,00 - $135,000

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the triage and assessment of all clients upon admission to the Harbor House programs, in accordance with established criteria.
  • Communicate with Medical Director and obtain MD’s approval for clients’ medical assessment and required patient care by performing examinations and tests, administering medication, treating wounds and a myriad of other duties.
  • Act as a liaison between patients and doctors and answer questions or offer guidance for patient families. 
  • Complete Initial medical Assessment within 3 days of admission, and consult MD or Psychiatric team as medically indicated. 
  • Ensure the completion of necessary admission forms which includes list of medications and medical assessments. 
  • Initiate and follow-up observations:
  • Ensure follow-up observation is conducted daily for rehabilitation clients,. 
  • Recruit, train, monitor and evaluate nursing staff and auxiliary medical staff
  • Schedule nursing and auxiliary medical staff to ensure daily coverage,
  • Assign tasks to nursing and auxiliary staff and ensure completion of tasks assigned,
  • Review MARS and train staff if MARS are not recorded in accordance with OASAS and DOH regulations,
  • Initiate communication to resolve problems with pharmacies, medical providers and entitelement specialists.
  • Train all staffers on client medication self-administering protocol.
  • Continue narrative in the progress notes of client’s chart regarding status, condition and participation.
  • Request and implement the transfer of medically or psychologically distressed clients to appropriate services, utilizing the established procedures.
  • Maintain a safe, therapeutic, physical and social environment for the client undergoing SUD and psychiatric symptom stabilization and transitional care.
  • Participate in weekly case conferences.
  • Ensure the delivery of weekly health education seminars.
  • For all new admission, conduct complete physical assessment within 3 days of admission. Review any medical feedback from primary care providers and specialists.
  • Arrange for MD/NP to prescribe refills of routine medication. 
  • Monitor medication necessary for clients’ MAT and/or refer them to off-site MAT services.
  • Ensure that controlled substances are stored and that distribution is recorded as per program regulations.
  • Initiate communications with Oversight Supervisor and Medical Director when there are medical staffing issues/concerns. 

Job Requirements

  • Valid NYS Registered Nursing License or Nurse Practitioner.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted nursing practices and principles as relevant to addiction services.
  • Two years of experience in behavioral health setting.
  • Must possess and demonstrate strong teaching and technical competence.
  • Three+ years nursing experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required.
  • Knowledge of EMR’s
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and fill in when needed.
  • Excellent bedside manner and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of health care laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency in maintaining medical records and preparing clear and accurate patient care plans consistent with OASAS 820 guidelines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa Matos




Hello – I am Melissa Matos and I love what I do – recruiting in the Healthcare space and putting people to work! I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York, then I moved to sunny South Florida 20+ years ago where I’ve been with Lloyd since 2002. I work closely with clients and candidates to understand the talent and career needs of both groups. My bilingual fluency is an asset to positions where a second language is critical to the regional culture and busines demands. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.; my searches and placement successes are nationwide.  I head up an outstanding group of recruiters focused on the healthcare community. We know we have made an impact on our client’s workforces and are proud of the contributions our healthcare talent has made, particularly during the pandemic. We look forward to a world of wellness! #LIVINGLLOYD

Song I can listen to over & over:  Anything by Marc Anthony (Salsa music!)


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