JOB SUMMARY: The role of an addiction nurse is unique, in that the treatment they provide is both psychological and physical. Substance abuse nurses may monitor and assess the detoxification process, participate in patient interventions and administer drugs to help patients manage their addiction. The Department of Nursing at Avera McKennan requires all nurses to practice at a competent level of nursing care and demonstrate a competent and professional level of behavior in his/her role as a RN. The American Nurses Associations (ANA) scope and standards of practice are exemplified within the position description. The Registered Nurse is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide nursing care for the patient. Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual actions, duties and outcomes performed.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Graduate from a CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Graduate from an approved nursing program is acceptable.
Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred.
Motivational interviewing and listening skills
CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of South Dakota and/or meeting the requirements of multi-state licensure required.
Strongly encouraged to complete life-saving education specific to specialty area.
Certification in specialty encouraged.
Membership in a professional organization encouraged.