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Temporary Medication Dispensing Nurse-LPN

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Temporary Medication Dispensing Nurse-LPN - 33373 Student/Temp


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: SOM - Psychiatry/ARTS-AOP

Job Title: Temporary Medication Dispensing Nurse-LPN

This is a Temporary position limited to no more than 9-months.

Job Summary:

Key Responsibilities:

Perform work related to dispensing medications, drawing blood from patients, and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Perform work duties among three ARTS clinic locations in Aurora, Arvada and Denver.

Report to the Program Director of MAT/Nursing Operations.

Work up to a maximum of 40 hours per week as follows: 5:00am to 1:30pm on Monday through Friday, and/or 5:00am to 10:00am on Saturday. (Note: there is no work on Sundays, federal holidays, or any days observed as a holiday by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus).

Dispense medications to patients including, but not limited to: Methadone, Suboxone, Naltrexone, Antabuse and Vivitrol.

Transport medication in a manner consistent with DEA, State, and Federal, rules and regulations, while abiding by ARTS policies and procedures to include but not limited to using a lock box.

Transport patient medications to locations such as: correctional facilities, rehabilitation facilities, inpatient treatment facilities, and/or any location as directed by the Program Director of MAT/Nursing Operations.

Assess patients' needs for physical exams, and report observations to physicians and/or counselors.

Monitor each patient's vital signs and health condition.

Blood Drawing for labs and/or obtaining test results.

Administer tuberculosis (TB) tests.

Assess adverse patients' reactions to medications, and issues relating to drug overdose, HIV, and/or HCV.

Handle infectious materials, human blood or other body fluids according to applicable policy and procedures.

Maintain current and accurate records and treatment notes as required by policy.

Maintain accurate inventory records of medications according to all regulatory agency standards.

Produce and maintain other records as directed by the supervisor.

Compose medication reports and provide them to medical staff and counselors. Attend team meetings and case conferences.

Attend approved training sessions and professional development opportunities to upgrade skills, obtain and/or maintain required certifications and/or licenses.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Possess, and maintain in good standing, a valid Intravenous (IV) certification as issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

High school diploma or GED

Two years of nursing, nursing assistance, dispensing medication, and/or a combination of other professional experience related to this position.

Conditions of Employment:

Must agree to, and successfully pass, a criminal background check

Must agree to, and successfully pass, a fingerprint check

Subject to pre-employment, post-accident, post-incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per University of Colorado and/or ARTS policies.

Substitution for Professional Experience:

Successfully completed course work from an accredited college or university that is appropriate to the position may substitute on a yearforyear basis for the required experience

Associate or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that is appropriate to the position may substitute for the required professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior work experience with medication assisted treatment

Prior work experience with patients in substance use disorder treatment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, written communication skills, which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.

Effectively manage difficult behaviors.

Engage patients in treatment for substance use disorder treatment.

Comply with established rules, policies and procedures and meet deadlines.

Be open-minded and nonjudgmental, and develop healthy relationships with clients.

Establish professional boundaries with clients.

Exercise discretion and respect privacy, and enforce patient confidentiality.

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking a Medication Dispensing LPN (Health Care Technician III) for a 9-month temporary contract employee position within the Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) Adult Outpatient Program, with clinic locations in Denver, Aurora and Arvada. The ARTS Adult Outpatient Program is within the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. ARTS Adult Outpatient clinics provide drug and alcohol assessment, psychosocial and pharmacological treatment for adults. Programs in various clinic locations include traditional outpatient, intensive outpatient and may contain specialty services for clients referred by the criminal justice system, county departments of human services, and services for pregnant women, individuals who are HIV positive or gender responsive services.

this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Denver, Arvada, and/or Aurora, Colorado

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Possess, and maintain in good standing, a valid license as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or higher as issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License (State of Colorado or any other US state) or obtain one within 30 days of date of hire.

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s): 1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position 2. Curriculum vitae / Resume 3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at ( . Questions should be directed to: Shingo Isihida, SHINGO.ISHIDA@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU (

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by May 5, 2024.

The for this position has been established at $38.00 / hour. The above salary rate represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. Total Compensation Calculator: (

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ( ---.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases ( . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program ( .

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References : Professional Support Services : Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G : Part-time : Jun 3, 2024 : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Shingo Ishida Posting Contact Email: SHINGO.ISHIDA@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU ( Position Number: 00637162jeid-e63f7a7ca5c83f46a8a29bf5aad53971

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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