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United Community Services Healthcare Medication Assisted Treatment RN or LPN in Iowa City, Iowa

We have afull-timeposition available for anRN or LPNfor a newly opening co-located medication unit inIowa City, IA.UCS Healthcare is a CARF-accredited, non-profit health care organization based in West Des Moines, Iowa with additional offices in Knoxville and Ankeny and medication units across the state offering medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opiate/alcohol use disorder. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package.

"UCS Healthcare values me as an employee." "I'm given the latitude to do my job." "UCS Healthcare is making a difference in our community." "My supervisor is caring and understanding and is rooting for my success!"

These are just a few quotes from a recent employee survey. Many employers promise competitive salaries and benefits, but more than that is required to provide a fulfilling career. What will? How about an organizational culture of mutual respect? Or maybe a career that is not 'corporate,' where profits come before people?

As anintegrated healthcare non-profit,we put people first. We pay for a vast majority of your health insurance premium as part of our robust benefits package. We provide real opportunities for advancement and growth while doingwork that makes a difference in our communities. We are inclusive and firmly believe that bringing your authentic self to work improves teams and helps our clients thrive.

If you're seeking a workplace that aligns with your values, where your contributions are appreciated, and where you can make a tangible impact, consider joining our team. Rather than waiting for others to catch up with UCS Healthcare, apply with us. Our team members tell us that they are grateful they did.Join us in our mission to create hope for healing and lifelong well-being.

UCS Healthcare has earned the Best Place for Working Parents Designation three years running (2021-2023) in recognition of our commitment to supporting working parents through our family-friendly policies and practices.

Job Summary:To provide comprehensive medical care within scope of practice to clinic patients by cooperating with other medical professionals in a team environment, while maintaining professional medical standards. Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and competence.

As part of UCS Healthcare, team members will follow all laws and regulations, including those at the Federal, State, and Local level. They will also adhere to all UCS policies and procedures, including patient confidentiality, HIPAA/ 42CFR part 2, and all CARF requirements. All team members will operate in alignment with UCS Healthcare's core values, work effectively in a team environment, provide or support patient-centered services, and strive to assist UCS Healthcare in delivering the highest level of care.

ReportsTo: Nursing Supervisor


UCS Healthcare currently seeking a full time qualified RN or LPN candidate. In this role, the candidate must be able to adhere to the goals and objectives of the program in relation to the patients and the patients' medical care. Essential duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Administer medications to patients in treatment.
  • Perform nursing assessments and HandP's on all new admissions or readmissions when necessary.
  • Reviewing patient's prescriptions and OTC medications to ensure they are properly prescribed and to assess whether client is aware of adverse reactions.
  • Perform, interpret, record, and report on-site TB tests and other testing as ordered by physician.
  • Perform venipuncture and injections as ordered by physician.
  • Carry out all physician orders including telephone orders.
  • Assist the physician with clinic, rooming patients and ensuring compliance.
  • Record and report all observed symptoms and changes in the patient's condition to the interdisciplinary team members and medical director if necessary.
  • Communicate patient status through legible nd precise documentation.
  • Make appropriate health referrals whenever necessary.
  • Count client medications and initiate call backs to monitor for diversion or abuse/misuse.
  • Answer all phone calls relating to nursing/medical questions and make appropriate referrals.
  • Make appropriate request to provider when medication dosage change is indicated and carry out those orders in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Obtain urine specimens according to agency policy and federal regulation and make appropriate report of results.
  • Review eight point criteria for take home medications.
  • Perform daily nursing assessments on patients involved in the detoxification program.
  • Assist clients with guest dosing.
  • Provide first aid to patients and staff as needed and make appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to the staff in understanding a patient's medical problems.
  • Assist in monitoring patient activities while on center property.
  • Maintain licensure as required.
  • Keep the Medical Director informed of changes that occur in clinical and medical matters.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Unrestricted license in the state of Iowa as an RN or LPN.
  • CPR certificate.
  • Venipuncture skills.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently and exercise discretion and own judgment.
  • A valid driver's license is required (an Iowa driver's license is required within 30 days of hire) and liability insurance or an equivalent means of personal transportation and coverage as travel within the state of Iowa may be necessary.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Must be able to travel (with paid mileage and hourly wages) to our Burlington IAlocation to complete initial training

Work Schedule:Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Office Location:UCS Healthcare at430 Southgate Avenue,Iowa City,IA52240

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UCS Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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