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Recovery Centers of America at Mays Landing

Full-time Position

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

Competencies:

Medical Assessment: Perform history and physical assessments and intermittent examinations that integrate the immediate substance abuse treatment needs of the patient with existing medical conditions and concomitant treatments. Develop a treatment plan that ensures the safe and effective management of all medical needs of the patient.

Inspiring Others: 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 company, and a strong understanding and insight into motivating other members of the team..

Business Acumen: Display the ability to work with multi-million dollar budgets with a strong bottom-line mentality and understand the levers that make the biggest impact.

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. Establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success. Lead and engage staff through articulation of a vision and mission that inspires others. Play a key role in attracting, developing and retaining talented clinicians.

 

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.

Specific Responsibilities:

  •  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.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

 

 

Work Environment: This position is carried out in a professional office, clinic and hospital environment. Routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets is necessary. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: This position requires that the employee be able to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects and manipulate tools or controls. The employee is frequently 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.

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