Job Description

Job Title: OP Nurse Coordinator I (RN) - (Ctr. for Opiate Recovery)
Job ID: 746755
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: UPP10_PA-COE_OPIOID
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is currently hiring for a regular full time OP Nurse Coordinator I (RN) to support the Center for Opiate Recovery (COE) team located within UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Oakland/Pittsburgh, PA.

This position will work a Monday through Friday daylight schedule working with a specialty group and clinic that works with patients in the Opiate Recovery program.  

The Professional Nurse Coordinator is a Registered Nurse is a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the care of the patient in a global view, accountable for multiple aspects of the patient care package even when patient contact is minimized. 

The Professional Nurse Coordinator uses independent judgment and continued communication with the patient, family, physician and community resources to assist the patient in attaining a measure of outpatient health. The Professional Nurse Coordinator demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist providers, when needed, to ensure all appropriate consents and treatment agreements are signed. Educate patients and their families/friends on the disease process, medications (including MAT general education, home induction), and program expectations and rules. 
  • Provide continuous patient support and education through induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of MAT.
  • As needed, complete initial screening assessment of patient’s opioid use disorder and medical and mental health needs (prior to physician conduct of history, physical exam, documentation of OUD, and decision to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT)).
  • Scheduling, canceling, and rescheduling patient appointments as needed; cover main phone for administrative assistant when needed.
  • Complete prior authorizations for patients to obtain their medications when indicated. Maintain documentation of this to submit reauthorizations in advance to minimize the chance of interruption in the patient’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Complete nurse visits with patients as needed when doctors are out or when patient requires closer follow-up. Assess, monitor, document, and bill appropriately for all visits. 
  • Assist with MAT induction and monitoring using the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS); provide patient support and titration instructions during induction, with MD back-up.
  • Assist providers, when needed, to ensure all appropriate consents and treatment agreements are signed. Educate patients and their families/friends on the disease process, medications (including MAT general education, home induction), and program expectations and rules. 
  • Provide continuous patient support and education through induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of MAT.
  • Prescription generation for physician signature as well as calling in verbal orders for medication as needed.
  • Assure patients preventive health services are up to date and assist patient to coordinate these services as needed.
  • Work closely with the patient’s primary care office to close those gaps between primary care and the recovery program. This could include assessing patient’s medical complaints, talking to the PCP, medication refills, authorizations for test, acting as the liaison between the PCP and the program physicians.
  • Work closely with all Center for Opiate Recovery (COE) interdisciplinary team members, including other Nurse Coordinators, Social Workers/Addiction Counselors, Peer Navigators, Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant/Medical Secretary, and Physicians. 
  • Maintain overall operations of day-to-day clinic workflow by coordinating and supporting the efforts of all COE team members.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate documentation within the EpicCare eMR.
  • Participate in COE team meetings and educational activities.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years nursing experience 
  • BSN preferred.
  • Outpatient experience preferred
  • Med Surge, Psych, Emergency Room, and/or Critical Care experience preferred
  • EMR/Triage experience preferred
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.  

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. CPR Certification UPMC approved national certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.78 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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