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Outreach Development Corporation Registered Nurse in Methadone, United States

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Outreach Development Corporation

Outreach is a non-profit organization that helps people address issues stemming from substance use and behavioral health disorders by providing the highest quality, life-changing treatment, training, and tools to build healthy lives. Our mission is to inspire individuals and families to achieve a life of unlimited potential by developing and delivering the highest quality evidence-based behavioral health services and training. For more information, please visit

Position: Registered Nurse

Position Summary:

Outreach is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Registered Nurse to work in our Outpatient Opioid Methadone treatment and Mental Health clinic located in Brentwood, Long Island. The Registered Nurse is an integral part of the treatment team who provides health care services for individuals in their care, ensuring that all overall health and safety needs are met. It is a part-time evening shift with flexibility in days and times.

Job Scope:

  • Administer medication, including intermuscular injection, as ordered by MD.

  • Conduct assessments of substance abusers and family members to determine appropriateness for participation in treatment, need for physical exam or other medical services.

  • Follow up on any health-related referrals made

  • Maintain a tracking system to monitor patient health issues, medical appointments, and prescribed medications (internal/external).

  • Provide patient education and counseling around health issues.

  • Provide staff education around health-related issues.

  • Provide crisis intervention on an emergency basis when indicated.

  • Complete all needed documentation and reports in a timely manner. Informs Program leadership (Director, Asst. Director, and/or Coordinator) of any problems or anticipated inability to meet deadlines.

  • Actively participate in staff meetings, case conferences and other unit meetings.

  • Maintain communication and teamwork with clinical staff to integrate and enhance clinical services.

  • Conduct toxicology testing, as needed

  • Exercise due diligence in the delivery of quality care in line with agency Medicaid Compliance Plan and systems of accountability.

  • Insure communication through the compliance officer and/or the supervisory structure of any violation of non-compliance with the agency’s Medicaid compliance plan and personnel policy and procedure.

  • Serve as a designee for the Medical Director to sign and authorize urine and oral fluid testing on laboratory test request forms.

  • Interact with staff, clients, students and visitors in a courteous, professional and respectful manner that is consistent with the agency’s mission and values.

  • Produce accurate, neat and thorough work.

  • Prioritize and plan work time efficiently; effectively managing competing demands and dealing with changes, delays and unexpected events.

  • Maintain a good understanding and consistently comply with agency policy and procedures (including time and attendance, dress code, etc.).

  • Support a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that allows the employee to get along with clients, students, coworkers and supervisors.

  • Communicate (in writing as well as orally) clearly and concisely.

  • Illustrate flexibility and adaptability in role and function when circumstances warrant; (demonstrate openness to assist in needed responsibilities in evolving situations).

  • Maintain appropriate boundaries, ethics and professionalism; comply with agency, OASAS and other professional code(s) of ethics; seeking supervision when challenges arise.

  • Identify the current health needs of the patient population and implement activities to address service and informational deficits.


  • Must be a NYS Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Experience working in a substance abuse treatment setting or special populations required.

  • E xperience working with adolescents a plus.

  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.

  • Flexibility in scheduling a plus.

  • Co mmitment to providing quality services and outcome driven performance measures.

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

  • Experience with AVATAR electronic health records a plus

    Position Status

Full-time exempt position; 35 hrs. per week

Schedule for this position:

Option 1: Monday - Friday (Hours TBD)

Option 2: Tuesday - Saturday (Hours TBD)

For this Long Island, NY position, the expected base salary is $65,000.00 - $85,000.00/ year.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment as well as outside in the field. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Must be able to travel among assigned sites and locations as needed.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Outreach is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation. Diversity is celebrated as a strength at Outreach.

Outreach seeks a diverse pool of candidates and will offer a competitive salary. Adding to our outstanding benefits, some members of Outreach’s clinical and professional staff may be eligible for student loan forgiveness and repayment plans for persons working in public service, education, and health care, including the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan, or the New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness (LSWLF) Program. Outreach’s NYC outpatient programs are also approved for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment program, for eligible clinicians.