Nurse Manager Detox Program (Escondido)

OVERVIEW: Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and under-served people in North San Diego County. Interfaith offers programs through North San Diego County, from the coastal City of Oceanside, to the inland communities south and east of our Escondido headquarters. With more than 300 member faith centers and 130 dedicated staff, Interfaith serviced more than 16,000 unique individuals last year alone.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position oversees the Recovery and Wellness Center (RWC) Withdrawal Management (Detox) program at Interfaith Community Services. This position will be responsible for program implementation, management, regulatory compliance, and staff supervision. This position is responsible for achieving client-centric program objectives and performance related outcomes, and serves as the Program Manager providing leadership, supervision and client care for a residential detox program ensuring the delivery of safe, quality client care in accordance with program policies and procedures and relevant laws and regulations.

This position works with contracted physicians, substance use disorder specialists, and the Clinical Director in providing direct oversight to clients residing in a residential treatment program, and works with the RWC Director to implement an integrated Substance Use Disorder Withdrawal Management program that will meet contractual standards (including but not limited to Drug Medi-Cal) using evidence based practices. This position provides support to address the medical needs of clients admitted into the detox program. Working within a comprehensive team of skilled professionals this position will engage with the RWC Care Team as the client progresses through withdrawal management.

• Responsible for day-to-day management of the withdrawal management program
• Supervises all program activities including intake/assessment, care coordination, observations and documentation, and tracks outcomes to ensure program goals are met
• Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery; assesses and monitors staff workloads, and identifies opportunities for improvement
• Provides leadership to program staff; conducts meetings and trainings to ensure program compliance and to enhance staff skills.
• Establishes connections with appropriate private and public agencies, including departments within the agency to best meet the needs of the clients and the programs
• Ensures that monthly billing (DMC, STOP, and other) is accurately completed in a timely manner
• Intervenes and deescalates difficult clients or crises that require advanced training
• Coordinates and provides support to interns, volunteers and staff including clinical consultations within realm of practice
• Attends and participates in program, agency and community meetings and trainings
• Provides direct service to clients including triage, assessment, crisis intervention and advocacy as needed
• Provides monthly/quarterly/annual reports as scheduled to the Contract Administrators, funders and the Director of RWC
• Monitors all staff job performance, completes evaluations, ensures on-going staff training and development, and participates in the hiring of staff for department
• Monitors all in-house databases (Excel and data management system) ensuring timely and correct data input
• Provides assistance to the Director of RWC in grant writing and program development and special projects
• Assists with budget development and compliance, and fiscal reporting
• Remains on-call outside of normal working hours for program support
• Adheres to HIPAA and confidentiality laws and regulations as well as maintains adherence to RWC’s Policy and Procedures
• Ensures resident rounds and vitals for each resident are conducted and documented
• Actively and compassionately interacts with patients to encourage engagement in treatment after completion of detoxification
• Provides patient education on health care, as assigned or appropriate
• Ensures accurate chart observation of residents daily in a Communication Log including charting prompts, nourishment, sleep data, unusual occurrences, room searches, etc.
• Record medication inventory and monitor resident medication compliance
• Assists with Urine Drug Screens & Breathalyzer Tests during admission and when directed and as needed
• Completes and documents all appropriate forms in the residents chart per policy and procedure
• Inventories all personal belongings and medication upon admission, searches for contraband, in a respectful manner according to policy and procedures
• Ensures proper discharge of all residents; upon discharge, packs and distributes resident belongings withheld during treatment, prepares and packs approved discharge medication for resident, and completes room turn over procedures once resident has discharged
• Reinforces healthy lifestyle (sleeping, eating, etc.) and maintain awareness of physical, nutritional, and personal care needs for residents
• Maintains awareness of resident whereabouts and safety at all times
• Responds appropriately to emergency situations, demonstrating a clear understanding of all emergency procedures
• Maintains cleanliness of facilities and offices
• Conducts daily property and house walkthroughs to ensure facilities are running efficiently and are presentable and clean, report issues when needed
• All other duties assigned by supervisor

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be responsible for supervising staff within the department. S/he provides daily supervision of tasks as well as direction and leadership to the team. S/he is responsible for making hiring and firing decisions, conducting performance evaluations, and identifying and promoting professional development opportunities. Identifies areas where volunteers are needed, and works with the Volunteer Coordinator in recruiting new volunteers to help further its capacity to serve clients.

• Must be currently licensed by the State of California as a Registered Nurse
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related filed required
• 5+ years nursing experience required
• 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role required
• Knowledge of alcohol and other drug recovery field preferred
• Experience working with detox clients, behavioral health, and homeless populations preferred

• Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the agency’s insurance carrier’s standards
• Must successfully pass a criminal background and exclusion/disbarment check
• Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical, tuberculosis test, and drug screen

By joining our team, you’ll work with amazing people serving those in-need of a hand-up in our community. Benefits include:

*Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
*Flexible Spending Accounts
*Matched 401(k) Retirement Plans
*Paid Time Off (3 weeks to start!)
*12 Paid Holidays
*Continuing Education Scholarships
*Parental Leave
*Flexible Work Schedules
*Business Casual Work Environment
*Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

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Requisition #1291

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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