Overview

In a clinic setting, assists in the care of patients by preparing and administering medications, under supervision; maintains proper records of inventory and usage of drugs.

-Assist in opening and closing of dispensary clinic. Appropriately dispenses Methadone, Buprenorphine/Naloxone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, and other medications such as Antabuse to registered patients as required.
-Monitor all patients (with special attention to stabilizing, detoxifying and pregnant patients) during dispensing to ensure they are using medication properly. Report any concerns to the Clinical Nurse 1 providing oversight.
-Utilize medical judgment during the stabilization process and during daily dispensing to ensure patients are utilizing medications properly and appropriately. Inform Clinical Nurse 1 as necessary on patient care.
-Record and account for all Methadone, Buprenorphine/Naloxone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone received and dispensed under self.
-Perform prescription medication pill counts at the window and ensure appropriate documentation of pill count is obtained.
-Monitor and ensure patient medication orders and schedules are up to date. Inform Clinical Nurse 1 providing oversight about expired or incorrect orders.
-Prepare take home doses of OTP prescribed medications as prescribed by the medical director and/or OTP ARNPs.
-Update weekly, biweekly, and monthly carry lists with up-to-date patient information and pick up dates.
-Ensure adequate supplies are procured as required and advise the overseeing Clinical Nurse 1 as to any additional needed equipment or supplies.
-Provide filing support for medication report sheets, courtesy dosing, and SAMHSA requests.
-Participate in Quality Improvement and Logic Models for program evaluation.
-Maintain HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 Confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

-Graduation from an accredited LPN program
-One year of experience as an LPN.  Previous experience working with individuals with a history of substance abuse or mental illness is helpful. Experience working with diverse populations is preferred.

Required Licensure/Certifications:

-Current Washington State Licensed Practical Nurse credential.

NOTE:  Per President Biden’s requirement for organizations who receive funding from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health district employees must be fully vaccinated by a serum approved by the FDA. Your vaccine status will be verified prior to hire. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available, once an offer of employment is made.

About Spokane Regional Health District

Spokane Regional Health District is one of 34 local public health agencies serving Washington state's 39 counties. The agency was originally established as the Spokane County Health District in January 1970, when the City of Spokane and Spokane County merged their health departments. In 1994, the official name was changed to Spokane Regional Health District to reflect the increased scope of public health services and geographic coverage. We have approximately 250 employees and serve a population of more than 400,000 in Spokane County.