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Addictions Treatment Nurse Practitioner

Job Description
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

The Nurse Practitioner will clinically assess, examine, evaluate, and formulate a therapeutic treatment plan for the patient based on clinical findings.

-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 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 outpatient 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.
-Determines mobility needs to assist with fall prevention and the determination of high risk for compromised skin integrity.
-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 and adolescent's 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 adult and adolescent 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 patient.
-Revises/updates plan of care based on patient progress or lack thereof.
-Demonstrates knowledge of CPI techniques.

Other Information/Requirements: 

-Master's Degree in Nursing preferred, current state license.
-State Registered Nurse Practitioner required along with a minimum of 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.
-Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively and edit work for spelling and grammar.
-Ability to speak 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.

Contact Information
Organization Name: 
Recovery Centers of America - Lighthouse
Address: 
5034 Atlantic Ave,
City: 
Mays Landing
State List: 
New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code: 
08330
Internal Info
Business Phone: 
6098374574