Part-time Nurse Practitioner (Venice,CA)

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Reporting to the Program Director, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status). Clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other health care team members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Medication Assisted Treatment and Incidental Medical Services
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, as legally authorized.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routines, and frequencies
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).
  • Provide telemedicine support on an as needed basis
  • Be available on-call for client emergencies
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances, such as food supplements, over the counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
  • Consult with, or refer patients to, appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Diagnose or treat complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary.
  • Schedule follow-up visits to monitor patients progress.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner practice, including reimbursement of services.
  • Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
  • Advocate for accessible health care that minimizes environmental health risks.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems, such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources. Attends all   required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time.
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS

  • Graduate of an accredited schools of nursing.
  • Licensed by the State of California
  • Board of Registered Nurse National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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Job location: Venice, CA

Job ID: 215