UnityPoint Health RN-Behavioral Health (Detox/Residential) in Davenport, Iowa

The Robert Young Center - Center Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions, substance abuse, and other disorders related to the harmful use of alcohol and drugs. We treat the addict, the abuser, and their family and friends. CADS offers a variety of substance abuse services focused on support, care, and treatment designed to meet the needs of families and individuals of all age groups in the community.

The Robert Young Center- CADS is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) for second shift (3pm-11pm) or 3rd shift (11pm-6am) to work with our Residential Detox patients in Davenport, IA. You will play a critical role with our client monitoring them for signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal as well as proving client education about substance abuse and withdrawal. This also includes completing screenings on clients, admission paperwork, documentation in charts, making client referrals when the facility cannot meet clients’ needs and calling insurance companies for pre-authorizations. If you would like to be a part of a team that centers around patient care and team communication consider working for us.



o Screen clients to determine their appropriateness for admission to the Detoxification Unit or referral for other services.

o Complete the admission procedures to the Detoxification Unit which may include the completion of paperwork, orientation of the client, checking belongings or assisting a client into pajamas.

o Contact personal physicians to verify medication and inform CENTER’s Medical Director

o Manage and administer medication as ordered by the Medical Director.

o Provide medically monitored evaluation and withdrawal management to clients in the Detoxification Unit under the supervision of the Medical Director.

o Document in the client’s chart the results of the assessment, health assessment, treatment plan, continued stay reviews, physician’s orders, progress notes and other client-related data.

o Contact insurances companies for pre-certification and ongoing authorization of services in the Detoxification Unit.

o Provide emotional support through listening, counseling and answering questions.

o Assist the Medical Director in conducting physical examinations.

o Administer and read the tuberculosis skin test.

o Monitor urinalysis collection.

o Provide client education to individuals and groups concerning substance abuse, withdrawal, medications, medical conditions, nutrition and other related issues.

o Develop a treatment plan with the client to address medical issues.

o Consult with in-house staff and other outside professionals to assure comprehensive, quality care for clients.

o Provide referrals for identified needs of the client that cannot be met by the Agency.

o Respond to the emergent medical needs of the residential facility.

o Supervise the technicians assigned to the shift.


o Perform related duties as assigned.


The employee must be a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse with a license in the State of Iowa. They must be certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and possess the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

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.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the job functions. If you believe you are in need of an accommodation you should notify your supervisor or the Human Resources Department.

The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects or controls and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and smell.

The employee regularly lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Requisition ID: 2019-55791

Street: 12160 Utah Avenue

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: Detox - Country Oaks

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 3pm-11:30pm

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org