Company: Recovery Centers of America
Posted on: August 16, 2019
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
- 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
- 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
- Assesses the physiological and behavioral health status and
assesses the psychosocial health status of the adult or adolescent
- 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
- Reviews health history and information and makes appropriate
- 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
- Verifies the physicians' orders.
- Recognizes, reports and acts upon reports of deviation in
- Identifies patient problems based on data related to the adult
- 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
- Develops outcome statements for the adult patient.
- Develops criteria for measurement of goals and communicates
goals to appropriate persons to include patient, family,
significant others and documents same. Obtains signature of
- Revises/updates plan of care based on patient progress or lack
- 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
- 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
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
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 competencies
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
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
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
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although
some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected
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