Registered Nurse/AODA Prevention Specialist
Provides services to meet the objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework Rx Grant and the Dodge/Fond du Lac County Opioid Treatment Center Grant. Primary roles are two-fold: providing AODA medication injection services for individuals with opioid abuse or dependence concerns, and providing health education to the community with a focus on opioid drug misuse, community awareness and health care provider education.
- Provides medication injections to address opioid use disorders, as prescribed by and under the direction of the Medical Director.
- Refers clients for appropriate services based on identified needs and goals.
- Provides community outreach to increase awareness of available agency resources.
- Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for case planning and review.
- Advocates on behalf of clients to assure needs are met appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Develops or designs educational programs to meet grant objectives.
- Designs and conducts surveys/focus groups to identify areas of educational need in the area of opioid use and misuse.
- Identifies appropriate educational methods to achieve successful grant objectives.
- Collects and analyzes data from surveys/focus groups.
- Serves as an education and informational resource to the Department staff in the area of opioid education as outlined in the grant objectives.
- Participates in health initiatives, health needs assessments, data analysis and coalition building.
- Prepares, coordinates and conducts community learning activities and educational programs in a variety of settings in an effort to increase awareness of the opioid issue and to fulfill the grant objectives.
- Prepares media pieces to appear in Department and community outlets.
- Represents the Department at appropriate meetings.
- Participates in staff trainings as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
- Maintains required and related paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
- Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, and current certification as a Registered Nurse by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
- Some experience in Health Education or a closely related area is preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years of related experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of evidence-based practices of substance abuse psychotropic medication interventions and prevention.
- Knowledge of pharmacology/psychopharmacology.
- Working knowledge of applicable Wisconsin State Administrative Codes, including but not limited to, Chapters 34, 37, 51, 55, and 75.
- Knowledge of nursing ethics and codes of conduct.
- Skill in working with chronic alcohol and other drug abuse cases and special populations.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative relationships with staff, health care providers, citizens, and clients.
- Ability to interpret policies, rules and regulations as well as apply them appropriately.
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients and supervisors.
- Knowledge of role, function and practice of public health services is desirable.
- Ability to develop health education media materials to include feature stories, newsletters, posters, bulletins, etc.
- Ability to operate basic office equipment such as computer systems, fax, phone, and copier.
- Willingness to maintain flexibility with scheduling.
Full Time with Benefits
Reports to OTC Program Director