Admissions Nurse - Bay Cove Human Services - Stoughton, MA

Schedule: 10am-6pm

Salary: TBD


  • Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.
  • a leading Massachusetts human services organization, seeks an Admissions Nurse to join us in our mission to provide high-quality services to adults who face the life-long challenges of mental illness, aging and drug and alcohol dependency.
  • The Admissions Nurse will coordinate patient admissions in an acute treatment facility which provides medically monitored services to men and women over 18 years old who need short-term (3 to 7 day) detoxification from alcohol, heroin and other opiates.
  • We are looking for someone who strives to: Challenge thinking.
  • Be different.
  • Lead change.
  • Bay Cove is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring.
  • You will: Receive and document referral information on referral calls.
  • Obtain insurance status via the DPH REVS System.
  • Screen all DMH and court and other referrals, and make decisions regarding need for meds and psychiatric and/or medical clearance.
  • Admit successfully screened patients to the unit and complete a history and physical assessment.
  • Orient patients to the program & services, including an explanation of the detoxification medications and process.
  • Complete breathalyzer and/or urine testing on all admissions.
  • Assemble charts and complete orders on all admissions.
  • Work collaboratively with the medical and psychiatric consultants to assure that patients receive appropriate orders for their conditions.
  • Give thorough report on each admission to the staff nurse assigned to the patient.


  • What you will need to bring: Licensure - RN with current MA License.
  • Experience – One year’s experience in Medical/Surgical nursing.
  • Must have knowledge of substance abuse and psychiatric nursing and be aware of the DSMIV.
  • Must be able to comfortably and quickly become familiar with DPH & DMH and court systems and must be able to establish a network of contacts in these areas.
  • Skills – knowledge of computers or a willingness to learn computer basics.
  • Ability to assess skills in order to detect alterations in medical and psychiatric status.
  • License – Valid driver’s license Keywords: Healthcare, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Nursing, Detox Detoxification, Recovery
  • Driving License Required? Yes


  • Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, and employee referral bonuses.

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