Practitioner (NP), in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team, functions as
a member of the treatment team to deliver direct patient care to a Substance
Use Disorder and Co-occurring patient population.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
initial patient screenings and patient history and physicals.
non-psychiatric assessment, DSM clinical diagnosis and pharmacologic
management when indicated.
with referral sources, internal team members and external service
providers to ensure appropriate patient care and continuity of care.
direct, and modify nursing care plan; observe, evaluate and record
behavior, condition and response to medication, treatments and therapeutic
all direct service EMR documentation according to department standards and
all clinical care services are provided in compliance with regulatory
standards established by governing bodies.
medication and medication injections and routine health screenings that
include taking patients vital signs.
professional development trainings and education that support agency
mission, values, and strategies.
use of evidence based practices.
Medical Services staff monthly meetings.
understanding of Evaluation and Management procedures as well as new CPT
coding to ascertain proper billing for patients and appropriate financial
in physician peer reviews as directed by agency Medical Director.
duties as assigned.
empathy and compassion for clients in group and daily interactions.
objectivity towards all clients and make clinical decisions based on
appropriate boundaries between staff and clients.
cooperatively with others and supervisors.
patience and consideration in dealing with others.
client confidentiality in accordance with all federal, state and local
laws and regulations.
- Communicate regularly with clinical staff regarding
special needs for individual residents
- Provide mental health evaluation and monitoring to clients
- Provide health education to residents related to medical and
- Provides emergency care if on-site when an emergency
- Available by phone to respond to psychiatric
- Conduct psychiatric assessment for admission
- Refer residents for specialty care, as needed
- Strong interest in caring for a diverse patient
population in an inpatient substance abuse setting.
- Experience and interest in substance abuse and
- Strong desire to act as the role of primary care
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills
- Experience with EMR and Microsoft programs
perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential
duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Minimum experience: one year
providing high-quality health care to a diverse patient population,
preferably within an inpatient setting.
- Strong computer skills, to
include electronic health records.
- Experience with substance use
- Bilingual preferred
- Ability to comply with internal, local,
state and federal policies and regulations.
- Ability to assist client population.
- Ability to work and communicate with
- Ability to serve as a positive role
model to clients.
- Ability to apply organizational
management skills and maintain self and client discipline.
- Ability to prepare and maintain
- Ability to maintain a valid driver's
- Current Nurse Practitioner
Rhode Island licensure
- ANCC certification as a
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner preferred
- Certified in CPR /ACLS
- Current DEA License
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and
REGULARLY REQUIRED: to sit,
use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with
hands and arms, and talk or hear.
Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger,
handle, or feet; and reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability
to adjust focus.
OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED: to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and
lift and/or move up to 20
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities
of this position. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential duties and responsibilities.
work environment is that of a substance abuse treatment milieu which may
- Exposure to
clients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases
Phoenix House is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.