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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Community Medical Services
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The Nurse Practitioner provides treatment for patients with substance use disorder along the lifespan in an outpatient setting. Treatment includes assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the patient care among a multi-disciplinary team.


Consulting with patients to understand their symptoms and health concerns.

Working in a collaborative manner with the Medical Director.

Discriminating between normal and abnormal findings on the history, diagnostic tests; initiates referral and

consultation when appropriate.

Regulating, administering, and adjusting medications and evaluates client's response to medication regimen

and adjusts as appropriate.

Providing consultation and education to members, families, staff and community on medication actions, side

effects, and proper health and nutrition habits.

Prescribing or administering medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent

illness, disease, or injury.

Explaining procedures and discussing test results or prescribed treatments with patients.

Monitoring patients' conditions and progress, and re-evaluating treatments, as necessary.

Providing health and wellness advice to patients, including diet, physical activity, hygiene, and disease


Maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, including comments, tests, and treatments

prescribed, and test in the required EMR

Adheres to all regulations and CMS and P&P and best practices

Reviews PDMP and documents findings in medical case notes at every visit

Adheres to all regulations and CMS P&P and best practices

Referring patients to another medical specialist, whenever necessary.

Preparing official health documents or records, when necessary.

Completing all clinical documentation on the same day as the encounter. Documentation must be complete,

appropriate, and using the required visit templates, and entered into the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Making referrals to appropriate primary health care physician for management of acute and long-term health


Practicing within the standard of care, as determined by the Chief Medical Officer, at all times.

Is familiar with and adheres to CMS Policies and Procedures.

Reviewing the Prescription Drug Registry of each patient at the time of their visit and at other occasions when

clinically appropriate.

Appropriate professional appearance and behavior towards patients and staff.

Adhering to professional ethics and boundaries in dealing with patients and staff.

Maintaining a schedule of patient appointments with efficient use of time.

Being present in the clinic on time during all assigned hours.


Education, Certification and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in nursing and a nurse practitioner master's degree with focus on psychiatric nursing

preferred not required

Three to five years' clinical experience preferred

Must have fluency in documenting into an electronic medical record

Must have active CPR and First Aid certifications

Excellent communication skills

Possess a valid fingerprint clearance card and have a recent tuberculosis test on file

Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities required

Tools and Equipment Requirements

The ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is required.

Frequent use of Microsoft office products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is required.

Physical Working Conditions and Office Setting Description

Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.

Manual dexterity using a calculator and computer keyboard.

Requires prolonged sitting, standing, frequent bending, stooping, or stretching.

Some lifting may be required.

Frequent and prolonged typing and frequent and prolonged operation of computer, keyboard, and telephones


Requires occasional use of fax machines, telephones, copiers, and other office equipment.

Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and

occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.

Other Conditions

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Community Medical Services, Scottsdale , Nurse Practitioner, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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