Community Healthlink

RN-Adult Substance Abuse Programs

# Positions
Experience (Years)


Community Healthlink's Detox, acute inpatient substance abuse treatment services, providers 24 hour nursing care and observation for clients that are detoxing from drugs and alcohol. The length of stay varies per client, though the average is 4 to 6 days for the detoxification program. An aftercare plan is developed for everyone who completes the program, and clients are offered help with aftercare placement and treatment.  Community Healthlink's detoxification program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Community Healthlink's detoxification program has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It commended the detoxification program for adopting a "continuous quality improvement focus" and for integrating case management into the clinical process, "resulting in the formulation of thorough and comprehensive transition plans" for its clients.

Inpatient detoxification services include: Medical monitoring for acute alcohol/drug intoxication, potentially severe withdrawal syndrome, and related medical problems; 24 hour nursing care and observation; biopsychosocial assessment and treatment plan; intensive aftercare plans and referrals; daily individual and group counseling; and nicotine replacement therapy.


  • Renders and supervises care of clients in the urgent care
  • Assess and triage clients admitting to the Adult-Inpt Substance Abuse Continuum
  • Review internal and external referrals for the Adult-Inpt Substance Abuse Continuum & enhanced treatment services (E-ATS)
  • Monitor process and flow in the urgent care and assist admissions by answering the phone, documentation and referrals as needed.
  • Communicates, coordinates and documents all pertinent information related to client care internally and externally
  • Report to administrator on-call on all emergencies medical and psychiatric and any administrative interventions
  • Participates in all scheduled meetings, supervision, in-services and required agency's training.
  • Administer emergency care (ie. CPR, seizures), makes referrals to emergency rooms as needed.
  • Report to Program Director, Continuum Director and Director of Nursing.


  • Excellent assessment and triage skills
  • Experience in addiction and mental health required
  • Experienced with electronic health records required
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary team
  • Grade 9B: Acute Care RN: Valid RN Massachusetts license, current CPR,
  • Curret valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered and insured automobile for work related purposes
  • Ability to work with diverse client population
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) oral and written communication skills a plus
  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.  Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a).  These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability.  These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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