Location: Littleton, Colorado (Denver Suburb) & Scottsdale, Arizona
Reports to: Director of Nursing
Gallus Detox Facilities provide the highest level of care in the addiction treatment space by providing in-patient, doctor-supervised medical detoxification services to patients suffering from significant drug (primarily opioid) and alcohol addictions. The company does not cross addict patients using Suboxone or methadone, but rather enables patients to safely medically detox from their dependencies so that they can move on to the next stages of recovery.
The company has operated a Joint Commission accredited facility in Scottsdale, AZ for over 8 years and has opened its second facility in Littleton, CO, a Denver suburb. More facilities are planned to open across the US in 2020.
The Registered Nurse (RN) will play a crucial role in the patient care at Gallus Detox facilities. One of the distinguishing factors of Gallus Detox Facilities is the exceptional, individualized therapeutic care patients receive. It is the therapeutic care team who sets this standard. A balance of empathy, kindness and strong clinical experience is a must.
As a leader of the therapeutic care team, the RN will provide care for up to 6 patients as they progress through the medical detoxification process. The RN will collaborate with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, physicians and other health care professionals to plan and deliver care using a multidisciplinary patient- centered approach.
The company is looking for someone who is comfortable working with patients who are often in emotionally distraught situations.
- Render and supervise care of Gallus Detox patients
- Determine and implement specific detox protocols as designated by the physician
- Participate in the evaluation of patient’s condition and progress with other team members
- Observe and assess patients for clinical signs and symptoms following prescribed course of treatment
- Implement nursing care and prescribed medical interventions based on observed clinical signs and symptoms
- Record and report all pertinent information related to patient’s mental and physical condition, and effects of treatment
- Assign duties and supervise treatment by BHT / BHPP staff
- Reports to Nursing Director all emergency, medical, and disciplinary situations that require administrative intervention including incident reports
- Participation in Quality Management / Performance Improvement committees as assigned
The company is looking for someone who likes to be part of a high performing team, wants to be held accountable for significant results and likes building honest relationships so that they can hold teammates accountable in a proper and respectful manner.
- Hold a current Colorado/Arizona RN license in good standing
- Current CPR and ACLS certifications
- Minimum of 1-year full-time work experience in ICU/CCU, step-down/telemetry or Emergency Department setting
- Knowledge of detoxification regimens in substance abuse
- Institutional experience in care of chemically dependent patients preferred
- Knowledge of and background in behavioral health, specifically substance misuse, preferred but not required
- Have, or acquire within 6 months of hiring, knowledge of crisis intervention techniques, de-escalation methods and defusing techniques to prevent violent patient behavior that is harmful to self or others
- Proficient with medical record documentation, able to document relevant information about patients’ activities
- Good physical and mental health and professional conduct
- Excellent customer service
- Someone with a desire to be part of a detoxification team dedicated to providing patients with exceptional therapeutic care; who takes their responsibilities very seriously, but does not take themselves seriously
- Knows what it takes to be an effective team player
This position may require duties including lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, pushing and pulling more than 100 pounds, as well as frequent standing, walking, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling and reaching. Good visual and auditory acuity as well as good manual dexterity and the ability to be readily understood are essential. Applicants must be able to work in a stressful environment. BHTs may be exposed to biohazards and chemicals as outlined in the Infection Control, Safety, and MSDS Manuals and to other hazards.
The RN will direct work flow of their assigned nursing and ancillary personnel.
Full time with competitive compensation and benefits package.
How to apply
Please send your resume and a cover letter which details your relevant experience and qualifications, and at least two to three dates and times when you are available for telephone screening.
Applicants to email: [email protected]
Alternatively, you may call 866-358-6446 and speak to an admissions customer care specialist.