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Nurse Manager for Detox Unit

Company: Evergreen Recovery Centers
Location: Lynnwood
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionEnergetic, capable RN or LPN with leadership abilities and experience in an acute withdrawal management program to lead an interdisciplinary team in a new state-of-the-art 16-bed, 24-hour residential detox facility in Lynnwood, WA. Work in mission-driven environment is rewarding and requires an interest and ability to engage with persons with substance use disorders as well as understanding addiction as a physical disease.This program is part of a growing nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing innovative, meaningful workplaces and the highest quality of patient care. The organization expects opportunities for nurses to take on higher leadership positions and roles in other settings as we expand our footprint in physical health. If you can think out of a hospital box, this is a great place for you!Program manager oversees a multi-disciplinary staff of 22, including nurses, medical assistants, unit assistants, and cooks; in addition, 2 counselors are on the unit who are supervised by a clinical staff member. Will admit 80 to 100 persons a month, with average length of stay 5-7 days. Typical patient in detox program is young persons with no prior experience in addiction treatment. Goal of detox service is to manage withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs and engage in treatment upon discharge. Will be introducing medication-assisted treatment to options available to patients.The organization relies heavily on technology, with electronic patient software and all sites connected electronically and telephonically. It participates in the federal Clinical Trials Network and local research projects with the University of Washington.Successful candidate will be high energy, organized, calm under pressure and familiar with withdrawal management, ASAM and COWS and CIWA scales. Must have a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in nursing and at least 6 months in a chemical dependency treatment unit, and a Registered Nurse in Washington State.The organization offers a full package of employee benefits, including excellent coverage for medical, pharmacy, vision and dental, with employee contribution as little as $40 a month. Other benefits include short and long-term disability, life insurance, and employer match on 403(b) retirement plan.If you hate routine, have a strong creative urge, enjoy challenges, have a commitment to the low income, enjoy close patient interaction and are detail-oriented, please apply! Starting salary negotiable depending on education, prior experience, and other qualifications. And, for those of you living in King County, the commute is opposite the gridlock. Individuals in personal recovery are encouraged to apply.Send resume and cover letter, indicating your minimum salary requirement. Position will remain open until the right candidate is located, and it could be YOU.Company DescriptionEvergreen Recovery Centers, established in 1973 as Evergreen Manor, is a growing, progressive nonprofit in Western Washington that employs 170 staff and serves over 6,000 individuals a year. It is a NIDA research organization, a popular training site and is internationally accredited by CARF. With recovery services between Mount Vernon and Tacoma, it is the largest provider of addiction treatment in Northwest Washington with a focus on customer service and high quality treatment.

Keywords: Evergreen Recovery Centers, Seattle, Nurse Manager for Detox Unit, Healthcare, Lynnwood, Washington

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