LPN Addiction Treatment Medication Dispensing Nurse (MMU)

The Medication Dispensing Nurse will be assigned to the Medication Mobile Unit (MMU)   which will operate and provide substance use disorder services in the greater Metro Denver area. This position may also assist from time to time in dispensing activities among three ARTS Opioid Treatment Programs, currently located in Aurora, Arvada, and Denver. They will report to the Manager of Nursing Operations and will be co-supervised by the Clinic Manager.

The Medication Dispensing Nurse is responsible for performing work related to dispensing medications, drawing blood from patients, keeping clear records, storing controlled substances and other duties as assigned. This position will be required to work 40 hours per week as follows: 5:00am – 1:30pm Monday through Friday, and 5:00am to 10:00am on Saturday for dispensing activities . This position may be required to deliver medication to off-site locations in the greater Metro Denver area.

This is a full-time, grant-funded, University Staff (non-classified) position that provides activities to engage, educate, and offer support to adults with SUD, their family members, and caregivers to connect patients to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up sessions. This position is also responsible for conducting outreach activities with patients, staff, community partners, subcontracted agencies, and/or other entities as appropriate, travel to various sites, and perform other duties as assigned or required.

This position is supported by grant funds, whose funding will be reviewed on a periodic basis. Accordingly, the position’s status may be affected over time by any applicable variations in the grant and/or funding amounts. Therefore, this position is contingent on grant funding and is time limited.

This position is 100% fully in-person, on-worksite. Virtual or remote work participation is NOT available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer medication such as: Methadone, Suboxone, Naltrexone, Antabuse, and extended-release injectable Naltrexone to patients.
  • Safely transport narcotic medication in a manner consistent with DEA, State, and Federal, rules and regulations, while abiding by ARTS policies and procedures to include but not limited to using a lock box. Delivery locations will include correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, inpatient treatment facilities, or any location deemed appropriate by ARTS.
  • Assess patients’ needs for physical exams, and report observations to physicians and/or counselors, and monitor each patient’s vital signs and health condition.
  • Blood Drawing for labs and/or obtaining test results and administer TB tests.
  • Assess adverse reaction to medications, and issues relating to drug overdose, HIV, and/or HCV.
  • Handle infectious materials, human blood, or other body fluids according to applicable policy and procedures.

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