Registered Nurse

  • Job Tracking ID: 512937-797758
  • Job Location: Fall River, MA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 12, 2021
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

SSTAR is looking for enthusiastic and independent RNs with an interest in caring for patients with addiction to build a supportive team for a new observation unit at. The Overdose Prevention Program (OPP) is a medical unit where people who have recently overdosed on drugs or who are intoxicated are monitored to ensure they are safe. Because the unit is brand new, nurses will be actively involved in shaping the workflow and culture of the unit to best serve our patients. As a team, we will be working to create a positive and supportive environment for patients and staff with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The position offers opportunities for learning, skill-building and career growth.

This is an ambulatory unit that will be open from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Starting wage is $35.00 ph

Specific Responsibilities

  • Registered Nurse will monitor vital signs of intoxicated patients
  • RN Administer naloxone in cases of overdose
  • Basic wound care
  • RN will document medical history, including substance use history, in the medical record
  • Educate patients about medical aspects of addiction
  • Assist patients with medication management and educate patients about their medications
  • Contribute to the implementation and improvement of OPP processes and protocols
  • Other duties as required

Experience and Skills:


  • An interest in applying the principles of harm reduction to patient care
  • An interest in working with patients with substance use disorders
  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing
  • Current RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • BLS certified
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Full or part time welcome

Job Benefits:

We offer a great benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous Personal/Vacation/Sick accrual system,  Life Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Pet Insurance discount and AFLAC plans.