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.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES
- 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 prevention.
- 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 problems.
- 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 required.
- 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.
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