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
- 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
- Provide patients with
information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease
- 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
- Graduate of an
accredited schools of nursing.
- Licensed by the State
- 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
- 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
Job location: Venice, CA
Job ID: 215