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
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES
Consulting with patients to understand their symptoms and health
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
Reviews PDMP and documents findings in medical case notes at
Adheres to all regulations and CMS P&P and best
Referring patients to another medical specialist, whenever
Preparing official health documents or records, when
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
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
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
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
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
Physical Working Conditions and Office Setting Description
Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office
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.
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.