RN-Behavioral Health
UnityPoint Health
3d ago


This position is responsible for the delivery of medical services for the County Oaks or Rock Island Facility.

The work requires monitoring clients for signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal. The work also requires maintaining all necessary documentation.

The position is responsible for providing directions to the technicians on assigned shift. Supervision is provided by the Director of Health Services.


Key Accountability : Administrative / Clinical

This includes completing screenings on clients, completing admission paperwork, documentation in charts, making client referrals when the facility cannot meet clients’ needs and calling insurance companies for pre-

authorizations. Also includes providing education to clients on substance abuse and withdrawal.

Key Accountability Medial Monitoring and Management

This includes monitoring client withdrawal symptoms and managing these symptoms under the supervision of the Medical Director.

Assist Medical Director with client physicals. Read client T.B. tests, complete urine screens, manage and administer medications ordered by the Medical Director.


  • Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance intoxication and withdrawal including pharmacological factors.
  • Knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine placement criteria and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as it relates to substance-
  • related disorders or able to acquire the knowledge.

  • Knowledge of the Code of Ethics for nurses.
  • Knowledge of the federal drug and alcohol confidentiality law (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Ability to supervise and direct other staff members.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include evenings, weekends and / or holidays.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, outside professionals and the general public.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the position with or without reasonable accommodation where applicable.
  • Skills in the operations of computer word processing applications.
  • Education :

    The employee must be a Registered Nurse (RN, AA, or BSN) with a license in the State of Iowa. They must be certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.

    License(s) / Certification(s) :

    Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

    Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities :

    Read, writes, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

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