Coming Soon Spring 2022

Dispensing Nurse II- LPN

Jamestown Healing Clinic (JHC) is accepting applications for a Dispensing Nurse 

The JHC Dispensing Nurse will work as part of a team for an integrated care clinic that combines primary care, dental, behavioral health, and opiate use disorder treatment. This position requires administering medications as ordered by medical providers while maintaining accurate accounting of all medication received and dispensed. The Dispensing Nurse is responsible for safekeeping of all medications and accurate medication record keeping required by the DEA, FDA, and Board of Pharmacy.

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has implemented COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, patients, Tribe, and vulnerable citizens of our community, which includes required masking regardless of vaccination status. All healthcare staff are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to starting their first day of employment.

As a Dispensing Nurse, you will:
  • Administer Methadone or Buprenorphine/Naloxone or Monotherapy Buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex) as ordered by the Medical Director and staff providers
  • Maintain accurate accounting of all medication received (from supplier) and dispensed (to the patient)
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all medication stock and the records required by the DEA, State Board of Pharmacy, and JHC
  • Conducts breath alcohol testing, urine collection and processing, reading test results as needed; ensures accurate completion of all forms documenting these procedures
  • Works within scope of license to include measure and record patients’ vital signs, nursing-level physical assessment, patient care or treatment (to include wound care), and patient education
  • Assess patient physical condition, reporting observations to providers either verbally or in writing
  • Alert treatment staff of any observed changes in patient status
  • Enter and update prescriptions and medications in the patients electronic health record
  • Accurately chart patient encounters and patient incidents within the required guidelines
  • Record all inter-agency communications relating to the patient in a timely manner upholding all applicable guidelines
  • Explain the proper use of dispensed medication and its effects to patients
  • Maintain current statistical records
  • Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave
What are the Required Qualifications for this position?
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; current LPN license in the state of Washington; unrestricted license to practice within the state of Washington
  • Three years of experience in a clinic setting
  • Previous substance abuse treatment and/or primary care experience
  • Knowledge of the current medical practices in primary care, mental health, and addiction medicine
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders and their effects on individuals, families, and communities
  • Experience using Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Exceptional personal and ethical boundaries, empathy, and effective communications skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-culture environment, understands the social and cultural context of the patients at the JHC. Understands the role of trauma, historical, community, family, and personal experience in wellness and recovery
  • Understands and adheres to state (RCW, WAC) and federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR part 2). Applicants must always conduct self ethically and professionally
  • Effective communication; written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background investigation
  • Uphold all current vaccine requirements for employment
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as assigned
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License
What are the Preferred Qualifications for this position?
  • CPR/First Aide Certification (if not currently a certification holder, will complete employer provided training upon hire)
  • Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Laws and Regulations
  • Knowledge of office administrative operations, including personnel management, and compliance
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Effective time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, work independently with little supervision
  • American Indian/Alaska Native preferences apply