Mission District, San Francisco, California

$500.00

Young Adult with Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

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Description

Team Overview:
We are a dedicated team of nurses specializing in providing comprehensive care for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, focusing on dual diagnosis treatment, medication management, and support for maintaining sobriety and mental health stability. Our team is committed to promoting the well-being and recovery of individuals struggling with bipolar disorder and substance use disorder, offering compassionate care and evidence-based interventions to support their journey to wellness. We are seeking experienced nurses to join our team to provide specialized care for a 25-year-old adult facing challenges related to mood instability and addiction.

Project Overview:
We are seeking skilled nurses to join our caregiving team on a contractual basis, with a focus on providing specialized care for a 25-year-old adult with bipolar disorder and substance use disorder. This role involves delivering dual diagnosis treatment, medication management, and support for maintaining sobriety and mental health stability to help the individual achieve recovery and improve their overall well-being.

Responsibilities:

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Provide integrated treatment for co-occurring bipolar disorder and substance use disorder, addressing the complex interplay between mood instability and addiction. Implement evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI), to help the individual develop coping skills, manage cravings, and address underlying issues contributing to substance use.
Medication Management: Collaborate with the individual’s psychiatric team to assess medication needs, prescribe psychotropic medications as appropriate, and monitor medication efficacy and side effects. Educate the individual about their prescribed medications, including dosage instructions, potential benefits, and risks, and promote medication adherence to support mood stabilization and symptom management.
Substance Use Support: Offer non-judgmental support and guidance to the individual in their journey towards sobriety, providing resources, coping strategies, and relapse prevention techniques to help them maintain abstinence from substances. Facilitate access to substance abuse treatment programs, support groups, and community resources to enhance recovery and resilience.
Mental Health Stability: Monitor the individual’s mental health status, including mood fluctuations, anxiety levels, and suicidal ideation, and intervene promptly to address emergent mental health concerns. Collaborate with the individual’s mental health providers to adjust treatment plans, provide crisis intervention as needed, and ensure continuity of care to promote mental health stability and well-being.
Family Support: Engage family members and significant others in the individual’s treatment process, providing education, support, and resources to help them understand and cope with their loved one’s dual diagnosis. Offer family therapy sessions, communication skills training, and psychoeducation to strengthen familial bonds and foster a supportive environment conducive to recovery.
Collaboration: Work closely with the individual’s multidisciplinary treatment team, including psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and substance abuse counselors, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate effectively with team members, share pertinent information, and participate in treatment planning meetings to develop individualized care plans tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the individual’s progress in treatment, including substance use patterns, mood stability, medication adherence, and psychosocial functioning, using standardized assessment tools and clinical observations. Track treatment outcomes, identify barriers to recovery, and adjust intervention strategies as needed to optimize the individual’s overall well-being and recovery trajectory.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in psychiatric nursing, substance abuse treatment, or dual diagnosis treatment.
Proficiency in providing integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, including knowledge of evidence-based interventions and treatment modalities.
Experience in medication management for individuals with bipolar disorder and substance use disorder, including psychotropic medications used for mood stabilization and addiction treatment.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport, build trust, and engage individuals in their treatment process, fostering a collaborative and therapeutic relationship.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to promoting the recovery and well-being of individuals struggling with dual diagnosis, supporting them with dignity, respect, and empathy.
Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Individual with Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Patient: 25-year-old adult

Conditions: The patient is a 25-year-old adult diagnosed with bipolar disorder and substance use disorder, experiencing mood instability and addiction-related challenges that significantly impact their functioning and quality of life.

Care Plan:

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Provide integrated treatment for co-occurring bipolar disorder and substance use disorder, addressing the complex interplay between mood instability and addiction. Implement evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI), to help the individual develop coping skills, manage cravings, and address underlying issues contributing to substance use.
Medication Management: Collaborate with the individual’s psychiatric team to assess medication needs, prescribe psychotropic medications as appropriate, and monitor medication efficacy and side effects. Educate the individual about their prescribed medications, including dosage instructions, potential benefits, and risks, and promote medication adherence to support mood stabilization and symptom management.
Substance Use Support: Offer non-judgmental support and guidance to the individual in their journey towards sobriety, providing resources, coping strategies, and relapse prevention techniques to help them maintain abstinence from substances. Facilitate access to substance abuse treatment programs, support groups, and community resources to enhance recovery and resilience.
Mental Health Stability: Monitor the individual’s mental health status, including mood fluctuations, anxiety levels, and suicidal ideation, and intervene promptly to address emergent mental health concerns. Collaborate with the individual’s mental health providers to adjust treatment plans, provide crisis intervention as needed, and ensure continuity of care to promote mental health stability and well-being.
Family Support: Engage family members and significant others in the individual’s treatment process, providing education, support, and resources to help them understand and cope with their loved one’s dual diagnosis. Offer family therapy sessions, communication skills training, and psychoeducation to strengthen familial bonds and foster a supportive environment conducive to recovery.
Collaboration: Work closely with the individual’s multidisciplinary treatment team, including psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and substance abuse counselors, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate effectively with team members, share pertinent information, and participate in treatment planning meetings to develop individualized care plans tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the individual’s progress in treatment, including substance use patterns, mood stability, medication adherence, and psychosocial functioning, using standardized assessment tools and clinical observations. Track treatment outcomes, identify barriers to recovery, and adjust intervention strategies as needed to optimize the individual’s overall well-being and recovery trajectory.

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20