Full-Time Registered Nurse - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Full-Time Registered Nurse

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Department: Outpatient

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status:Exempt

Reports To: Nurse Supervisor

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Position Supervised: None


This Nurse position will provide skilled nursing services to both opioid dependent patients as well as those individuals that are suffering from Serious Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI). Understand the needs of the patient and assist with overcoming stigmas associated with addictions and mental health disorders alongside of the patient’s family. Provide treatment to patients and ensure medications are correctly administered. Collaborates with team members within the organization, outside referral sites, and with providers/staff from other mental healthcare settings throughout the County and State.

Understand patient care goals as voiced by the patient, making the patient a major part of his/her treatment and recovery. Provide advocacy as needed to ensure patient knows and understands his/her rights. Performs ongoing assessment, intakes, evaluations, triage, teaching, inductions, stabilizations, and monitoring of patients in MAT treatment program.


In collaboration with the Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC), performs initial assessment and intake obtaining social, medical, mental health, substance abuse and medication history.

Collaborates, communicates, and meets with MAT treatment team as needed and required.

Assess patients by discussing their mental health issues and/or and addictions to draw up the best possible ways to care for them.

Build a robust and excellent relationship with patients and their families by building trust and monitor patients progress with their families.

Ensure the coordination of all related mental health services by conducting risk assessment on patients.

Provide education and assessment to patients looking to access MAT treatment programs.

Assess and monitor patients in the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment.

Provide ongoing management, education, and support of patients in all phases of treatment including nursing visits scheduled and random, urine toxicology screens, routine labs and as needed, medication teaching, monitoring, pill counts, and medication refills.

Exhibits non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive approach when communicating with patients/families and staff.

Follow State and Federal guidelines in providing care to opioid dependent patients in collaboration with licensed, prescribing physicians and pharmacy.

Provide treatment to patients to ensure medications are correctly administrated or recommend patients to psychiatrists and psychologists for further examination.

Assist patients to overcome their addictions and mental health problems and to cope or manage their emotions effectively.

Provide education regarding addictions and mental illness, physical health concerns, chronic disease management, wellness, relapse prevention and medications to patients, families, care givers and team members.

Complete appropriate documentation with record keeping.

Assist in the ongoing primary care of patients referred to the opioid treatment program.

Consistently use clear, concise, and effective written and oral communication; and comply with departmental policies when sharing/documenting relevant patient care data.

Works with the pharmacies and the MAT team in obtaining prescriptions, refills, prior authorizations as needed.

Document all calls/visits; maintain accurate notes on telephone message and attach to progress note in patient’s chart and in a patient’s medical record section must be complete and easily understood by anyone who may need to access the record.

In case of patient referral to the Emergency Department or another facility, coordinate care with appropriate staff at the other facility (Mental Health Center, Emergency Department, other Community-Based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment facilities etc.).

Promote Assist with non-scheduled nursing needs during/throughout the shift. These requests vary from assistance with walk-ins, triage, stabilizing an acutely ill patient until the ambulance arrives, or other stabilizing interventions.

Actively participate in policy/protocol development for the program.

Attend annual mandatory in-services as designated by CARF, OHIOMHAS, i.e. CPR/First Aid, De-escalation, and cultural diversity.

Participate in staff meetings, committees, attend professional development conferences, trainings, webinars/seminars as needed to as enhance your knowledge, broaden your horizon and obtain continued education.

Performs other duties as assigned to promote the overall mission and vision of CND.


Education: Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree preferred, RN with 3-7 years’ experience. Current Ohio RN license. Experience in substance abuse field with community health experience preferred. Ability to delegate tasks to other team members. Experience in SPMI and community mental health experience preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications Knowledge of community, and health resources, particularly addiction related resources and supports. Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with providers and team members from various settings. Sensitivity to ethnic, cultural, gender; beliefs, and behaviors. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with excellent critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.

1. Ability to analyze, think critically, and solve problems.

2. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

3. Experience and/or cultural competency with violent extremist ideology and gang affiliation experience.

4. Utilize a motivational approach to engage individuals in treatment consistent with their stage of change and develop therapeutic relationships with individuals thar respect boundaries.

5. Support clients and their families who are experiencing addictions or mental health challenges, some of which can include anxiety, depression, personality and eating disorders.

6. Strong verbal communication skills

7. Ability to work with diverse population.

8. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Computer Skills

Proficient in use of personal computer and related software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) use of office equipment (e.g., fax, copier, printer).

Other Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license; must pass a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Must be Covid -19 vaccinated

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Free parking
Health insurance
License reimbursement
Life insurance
Loan forgiveness
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

Addiction Medicine

Physical setting:

Standard shift:

Day shift

Weekly schedule:
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate: Columbus, OH: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)

BLS Certification (Preferred)
RN (Preferred)
Work Location: In person

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Background Check Information 

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.  Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. 

To apply for this job please visit cndcolumbus.bamboohr.com.

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