Kaiser Permanente Alcohol Nurse Counselor - Per Diem in West Covina, California

Responsible for nursing assessment, monitoring and support of outpatients and/or inpatients by the Addiction Medicine Department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Nursing assessments of patients, screening for detoxification needs and other health-related concerns.

  • Based on preliminary assessment and/or diagnosis, recommends the next level of treatment and liaisons with appropriate staff to ensure continuity of care.

  • Implements outpatient detoxification protocols and administers medications and processes laboratory requests consistent with physician orders.

  • Evaluates and documents the efficacy of treatments and/or medications taken.

  • Develops and presents (as directed) patient-oriented lectures and materials or health-related and program concerns Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team, making appropriate referrals, advocating for patient needs, coordinating care delivery, and maintaining/improving quality standards.

  • Provides consultation services to physicians and nurses within other Kaiser medical departments as directed and provides clear, concise and targeted evaluations of patient need for Addiction Medicine continuing care services.

  • Provides appropriate nursing care in support of other program activities.

  • Orders, receives and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies as necessary.

  • Assists in the development of nursing policies, practices and procedures as related to the Department of Addiction Medicine.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience providing nursing care in an addictions treatment setting.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid and current RN license to practice nursing in the state of California.

  • BCLS Certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of practice standards within the field of addiction treatment.

  • Knowledge of community organizations, referral resources.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

  • Must have knowledge of Substance Abuse Treatment Support System


TITLE: Alcohol Nurse Counselor - Per Diem

LOCATION: West Covina, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.