Under the direction and supervision of the Medical Director or
Registered Nurse for medical matters and under the direction of the
Program Director for administrative matters participates in the
promotion and restoration of patients' health, collaborates with
physicians and multidisciplinary team members, and provides support
Supplies and administers medication pursuant to physician order
and, records dosage administered in the medical record.
Conducts an actual sight and counts inventory of the medication
Maintains absolute accuracy in daily accounting of medication that
is supplied or administered in inventory.
Assumes responsibility for safeguarding medication
Collects fees in the absence of a cashier position.
Performs daily cash reconciliation in the absence of a cashier
position; ensures all cash collected is given to the Program
Director daily so the final count can be completed.
Receives and ensures the accuracy of incoming medication shipments;
advises necessary staff of any discrepancies in a timely
Ensures disposal of medical waste through the proper
Observes patient's demeanor prior to dosing and seeks guidance from
the Medical Director or Registered Nurse when an issue or concern
Promptly communicates patient issues or concerns to the Medical
Director or Registered Nurse for medical matters and to the Program
Director for other matters. The former includes but is not limited
to dose requests, behavior, or any other aspect of patient care
that may need to be addressed.
Contacts other centers to verify dosages as needed.
Administers appropriate lab tests as required including patient
vital signs, TB tests when required, and collects data for review
by Medical Director or RN.
Schedules and screens patients to be seen by the Medical
Assists the Medical Director in collecting data for the history and
physical as required.
Makes medical record entries as directed by the Medical Director or
RN and consistent with clinic protocol.
Receives medical orders; ensures that medical orders are documented
and signed by the physician and ensures orders are understood by
Program Director and other staff members as needed.
Maintains absolute control, tracking, and confidentiality of all
patient medical paperwork.
Complies with federal and state privacy rules, including 42 CFR
Part 2 and 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 as well as applicable clinic
policies and procedures.
Is responsible for obtaining and maintaining proper licensure
and/or certification according to specific state
Actively participates in CARF preparation and state audit
Participates in all staff meetings.
Complies with all Local, State, Federal, and Colonial Management
Group, LP rules, regulations, and policies.
Acts always in the best interest of patients, the program, and
company; honors, supports, and protects the proprietary rights of
patients and the company.
Interfaces with the public and patients by answering phones,
greeting visitors, and monitoring patient activities while on
For Minnesota staff only: responsible for satisfying Freedom from
Chemical Use Problems
(Scope of the person's authority, including a list of jobs that
report to this job).
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge,
skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Active nursing license in the state in which the clinic is
Understanding of opiate addiction, medical terminology
General nursing knowledge, and techniques. Basic mathematics
skills. Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of all
Microsoft products including Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must have
basic typing skills.
Minimum of 1-year direct patient contact. Prior experience in the
clinical environment is helpful.
Skill and Ability:
Must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Must have great attention to detail and be extremely accurate in
performing daily functions.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
(The physical demands and work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential
Use primarily when operating hands to medicate patients, utilize
keyboard and telephone.
To convey detailed or important instructions to patients and
Ability to hear normal conversations and receive ordinary
Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to observe patients and
work on a computer. Clear vision at 20 inches or less and distant
vision at 20 feet or more.
Standing most of the time. Exerts up to 10 pounds of force
working conditions described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Ability to operate in an open work area with moderate everyday
Ability to perform other duties as required.
(The mental activities described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Ability to resolve practical problems. Ability to interpret
variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram,
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Advanced mathematics ability needed to maneuver through daily
medications (milligrams) functions and tasks.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general healthcare
journals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Ability
to write reports and medical correspondence. Ability to effectively
present information and respond to questions from staff and outside