Nurse (RN) - Per Diem - Diversionary Services - Andrew House Boston

Boston, MA, USA Req #1893
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Bay Cove Human Services’ mission is to partner with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential. Bay Cove pursues this mission by providing individualized and compassionate services to people facing the challenges associated with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders, and homelessness at more than 175 program sites throughout Greater Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts.


Bay Cove Human Services is committed to ensuring the representation and participation of candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage all qualified individuals, particularly those from historically marginalized groups, to apply.

Job Summary:  As an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment team, the Nurse (RN) - Per Diem maintains a safe therapeutic milieu, provides direct nursing care, and contributes to each patient’s treatment plan by helping develop, implement, and document appropriate goals and interventions, informed by patient strengths and presenting problems.  The Nurse (RN) - Per Diem contributes to the Bay Cove’s mission by ensuring the health and safety of patients of the programs while they are on their recovery journey.  

This is a non-exempt position.

Schedule: Per-Diem, 2 shifts per month required*

Essential Functions of the Position:

●    Provide direct and individualized nursing care to an assigned group of patients based on proven principles.
●    Respond to the needs of the patients, address symptoms of withdrawal and implement proper protocols, communicate with physicians regarding patient's status and needs, therapeutically block AMA's, and facilitate therapeutic groups.
●    Prepare, administer, and record routine and PRN medications in accordance with the policies regarding the administration of medications.
●    Share responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate treatment plans and communicate frequently with the treatment team regarding patients’ physical and mental conditions. 
●    Record pertinent information concisely, accurately, and completely, according to the established alcohol/drug protocols as well as any psychiatric/medical conditions.
●    Conduct controlled substance count and syringe count (when applicable) at the change of every shift (with one on-coming and one off-going nurse) and sign the controlled substance register.
●    Monitor vital signs and assess withdrawal signs and symptoms per protocol.
●    Recognize and respond appropriately to priorities in assignments: perform routine assignments independently, seek direction when indicated for unusual or non-routine duties, and advise appropriate personnel of situations requiring additional nursing expertise or technical follow-up.
●    Communicate units' rules and policies clearly to patients and their family members and seek feedback to assure a clear understanding.
●    Respond professionally and appropriately in crisis situations.
●    Other job related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

●    Massachusetts registration and license in nursing.
●    One (1) year of hospital experience is required, which involved acute admissions on either medical, surgical, or emergency service.
●    Prior substance use disorder or mental health treatment experience preferred
●    Prior experience with individuals who are unhoused is preferred.
●    Prior experience in harm reduction and trauma responsive patient care preferred.
●    Demonstrated professional writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
●    Intermediate proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps.



Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $45.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Boston, MA, USA