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Residential Nurse in Linn Creek, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $26.02 Hourly

*This position is three 13 hour (7 AM-8 PM) shifts weekly. This will be on a rotating schedule with the other full-time nurse. (We are willing to discuss other possible schedule options.)

POSITION PURPOSE:                                                                                To provide medical consultation and medication management for the adult residential program                                                                                                                                                                                                        ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                

1) Monitor health needs

2) Monitor post-acute withdrawal symptoms

3) Meet with consumers about medical concerns

4) Triage medication condition occurring during treatment

5) Arrange medication appointment and confer with attending physician as necessary or acquire medical services through managed care organizations

6) Managed medical emergencies

7) Arrange or monitor special dietary needs for medication conditions

8) Provide individual assistance to consumers in accessing needed mental health services including accompanying consumer to appointments to address medical or other health needs

9) Review medication requirements with consumers

10) Call physician/pharmacy to confirm medications prescribed

11) Educate consumer on medications

12) Clarify instructions on medication use

13) Monitor self-administration of medication

14) Consult on use of over the counter medication and monitor their use

15) Inject therapeutic medication, both subcutaneous and intramuscular

16) Monitor lab levels including consultation with physicians

17) Coordinate medication needs with pharmacies, consumers and families including the use of indigent

drug programs

18) Set up medication boxes

19) Conduct psycho-education groups related to health issues

20) Provide staff in-services regarding medical related issues

21) Lead one educational group per week

22) Other duties as assigned.                                                                                                                                    

Although driving is not an essential function of the position, a valid license and agency established minimum automobile coverage are required in the event the employee drives during the course of employment.                                                                                                     


Job Requirements


Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Missouri or GPN - that must pass the MO NCLEX exam within 90 days of graduation.. Has a commitment to service and personal excellence. Is team oriented and values diversity.            

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                                                                                    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms and hands; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities of the position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.