Nurse Practitioner - Exeter, RI


The Nurse 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. 


  • Perform initial patient screenings and patient history and physicals.
  • Provide non-psychiatric assessment, DSM clinical diagnosis and pharmacologic management when indicated.
  • Collaborate with referral sources, internal team members and external service providers to ensure appropriate patient care and continuity of care.
  • Initiate, direct, and modify nursing care plan; observe, evaluate and record behavior, condition and response to medication, treatments and therapeutic activities.
  • Complete all direct service EMR documentation according to department standards and timelines.
  • Ensure all clinical care services are provided in compliance with regulatory standards established by governing bodies.
  • Provide medication and medication injections and routine health screenings that include taking patients vital signs.
  • Pursue professional development trainings and education that support agency mission, values, and strategies.
  • Demonstrate use of evidence based practices.
  • Attend Medical Services staff monthly meetings.
  • Ensure understanding of Evaluation and Management procedures as well as new CPT coding to ascertain proper billing for patients and appropriate financial billings.
  • Participate in physician peer reviews as directed by agency Medical Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrate empathy and compassion for clients in group and daily interactions.
  • Maintain objectivity towards all clients and make clinical decisions based on accurate information.
  • Demonstrate appropriate boundaries between staff and clients.
  • Work cooperatively with others and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate patience and consideration in dealing with others.
  • Demonstrate thoughtful decision-making.
  • Ensure 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 psychiatric issues
  • Provides emergency care if on-site when an emergency occurs
  • Available by phone to respond to psychiatric emergencies
  • 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 treatment
  • Strong desire to act as the role of primary care 
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience with EMR and Microsoft programs


To 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 disorders preferred
  • 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 others.
  • 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 required documentation.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver's license.


  • Current Nurse Practitioner Rhode Island licensure
  • ANCC certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner preferred
  • Certified  in CPR /ACLS
  • Current DEA License preferred.


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 responsibilities.


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



The work 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.

The work environment is that of a substance abuse treatment milieu which may include:

  • Exposure to clients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases
  • Business-related travel


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Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.