Position Overview: Working under the supervision of the Medical Director and in conjunction with the Director of Nursing, the Nurse Practitioner assumes total nursing care of specific patients, including diagnosis, treatment and consultations. Follows established nursing standards, procedures, and practices and gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff. The NP may work in an inpatient or outpatient situation and can perform independently or as part of a treatment team. An NP may also conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient's primary healthcare provider.
Performs the following: Initial History and Physical Examination, intermittent medical assessments as warranted. Recommends and/or orders medical interventions such as appropriate laboratory work, diagnostic imaging studies (X-rays, CT Scan, MRI, etc.) medications and protocols for detoxification. Documents appropriately in the medical record. Utilizes dictation to complete required documentation in a timely manner such as admission assessment, history and physical examinations, intermittent assessments and recommendations, and patient discharge summaries. Assesses the physiological and behavioral health status and assesses the psychosocial health status of the adult or adolescent patient. Completes initial assessments and develops the plan of care. Assists in the development of treatment plans and nursing care plans for patients and provides nursing care consistent with the treatment plans. Reviews health history and information and makes appropriate clinical recommendations. Interacts with patients, counseling staff, clinical dietician, psychiatrist, medical director, other nurse practitioner(s), and other members of the interdisciplinary care team in such a manner that promotes a high standard of care. Participates in the delivery of individualized patient care following approved procedures as warranted. Functions under the direct supervision of the Medical Director in accordance with Nursing Standards of Care, Standards of Practice for Registered Professional Nurse as directed by the State Board of Nursing, Nursing Service and Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures. Verifies the physicians' orders. Recognizes, reports and acts upon reports of deviation in diagnostic studies. Identifies patient problems based on data related to the adult health status. Identifies patient problems pertinent to psychiatric diagnostic impression. Schedules psychiatric evaluation. Collaborates with treatment team to include ancillary departments in order to determine appropriate treatment/discharge plan. Develops outcome statements for the adults. Develops criteria for measurement of goals and communicates goals to appropriate persons to include patient, family, significant others and documents same. Obtains signature of patient. Revises/updates plan of care based on patient progress or lack thereof. Demonstrates knowledge of CPI techniques. Establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success. Leads and engage staff through articulation of a vision and mission that inspires others. Play a key role in attracting, developing and retaining talented clinicians.
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Nursing, current state license. State Registered Nurse Practitioner required 5-7 years nursing experience, five years' experience in substance abuse preferred Knowledge of medical health care diagnoses and terminology, detoxification procedures, the diseases of addiction and substance abuse disorders, co-occurring disorders, DSM Criteria and terminology. Excellent written and oral communication skills Speaks clearly and persuasively in both positive and negative situations, has good listening skills, asks for clarification appropriately, responds well to questions, demonstrates group presentation skills and appropriately participates in meetings. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Inspiring Others On The Team: Provide leadership to develop motivated and strong teams targeting the highest quality in patient care delivery. Assist in moving the performance of the facility and possibly the entire organization to a higher level. This level of leadership demands a compelling vision, a commitment to the mission and vision of our organization, and a strong understanding and insight into motivating other members of the team.
Patient Relationships: Demonstrates the personal, collegial, and collaborative approach that enhances the substance abuse nurse practitioner's effectiveness in patient care. This competency speaks to the critical importance of interpersonal transactions as they relate to therapeutic patient outcomes.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate superior communication skills to both individuals and groups. Convey information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, and develop a process to ensure the information delivered is understood. Listen and respond appropriately to others and in a timely manner.
Planning: Develop realistic goals and plans to accomplish those goals that are aligned with the vision and mission of our company. Manage resources needed for success. Develop contingency plans as warranted and effectively communicate all information with appropriate members of administration.
Professional and Technical Capability: Demonstrate and maintain proficiency as a professional with a method to stay current with new developments and continuing education. Display the ability to use information technology and systems to accomplish goals and meet work needs.
Business Acumen: Display the ability to work with budgets with a strong bottom-line mentality and understanding the levers that make the biggest impact.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.