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Registered Nurse (RN) - Substance Abuse Consult

Company: University of Maryland Medical Center
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

What You Will Do:

The Substance Abuse Consultation Service provides assessment and referral services to individuals admitted to inpatient medical services at UMMC. The team provides consultation for physicians on individuals who are identified to potentially have a problem related to substance abuse. An assessment by the SACS team is initiated by means of a medical order given by the individual's medical team.

Recommendations are made by the team for withdrawal management, patient education, referrals resources within UMMC as well as outside the system.

Scope and Complexity of Patient Care Needs

The major clinical activities utilized to address the needs of these patients are related to the special needs of adults suffering from the disease of addiction:

--- Assistance with detoxification from alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, etc (under supervision of the attending physician)

--- Assistance with arranging after care for addiction treatment

--- Assistance with pain management in drug-dependent patients (under supervision of the attending physician)

--- Brief counseling/ psychotherapy and motivational interviewing

--- Staff education including the training of medical, pharmacy and social work students, residents and fellows as well as members of the UMMC Addiction Service Line.

Patient Care Providers

Patient care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of Addiction Psychiatrists, Social Work, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.This role is considered the minimum role for all nurses at UMMC who have greater than 12 months experience. This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter. Independently provides and coordinates care provided to patients within a clinical specialty. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both care provided and in participation in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness at the unit level. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.

What You Need to Be Successful:


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred;
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to compact state requirements outlined by the Maryland Board of Nursing

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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