BRC
  • Chemical Dependency Crisis Center
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

BRC's Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC) offers 24 beds of supportive medically monitored detoxification services for homeless men and women. These services are licensed by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the US Bureau of Primary Health Care. The CDCC program provides nursing coverage, individual and group motivational counseling, didactic health and substance abuse education, therapeutic activities and institutional twelve-step programs.

 

HOURS:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Monday - Friday; 11:00am - 7:30pm

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identifies and prioritizes client care needs based on client history and nursing assessment.
Perform client triage, assessments, and monitors for symptoms of acute withdrawal and/or symptoms of intoxication and the client's response to intervention and treatment. Closely monitors clients during administration of medications. Ensures medication schedule is timely, and adheres to unit policy and protocol. Completes required documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Able to deliver shift to shift report and communication that supports consistent client follow up. Complete nursing treatment plan that comprehensively endorses client needs and available resources. Participates in quality improvement projects. Take direction from immediate supervisor, and operate in a shift leadership role; all as part of a multi-disciplinary team/ program. Understand the unique needs of the homeless population, within a fast-paced, community-based care setting. Related Duites as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

State RN licensure, CPR-BLS required; Justice Center background check, including finger printing required; Certification in addictions or psychiatric nursing a plus. Previous relevant work experience in detoxification programs or emergency departments is preferred. Basic computer literacy required. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.

 

ABOUT BRC:

BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers.  With a $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents.  BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation.  BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management.  Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach.  In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work.   For more information about BRC, please see our website at www.brc.org.

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