Phoenix House Nurse Practitioner - Manager in Citra, Florida

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of the medical department for the region with primary support to residential programs. Direct care is a significant part of the position, including administering medications, assisting consulting physicians, developing client treatment plans, filing medical reports, and prescribing medications for treatment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall supervision of Medical function for the region.

  • Review process and systems for best practices to meet the medical needs of the facility.

  • Provide acute and chronic medical care substance abusers

  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess client’s clinical problems and health care needs.

  • Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on client’s condition.

  • Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive client care plan.

  • Submits health care plan and goals of individual clients for periodic review and evaluation by physician.

  • Prescribes or recommends medications or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.

  • May refer clients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.

  • Lead client health education seminars.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Nurse Practitioner license (Florida required)

  • Prescribe Suboxone

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Experience working in a psychiatric care setting or mental health/behavioral environment preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience promoting good health and maintenance

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

  • OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED: To stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 may be required

SCHEDULING NEEDS

Weekend and/or holiday shifts may be required.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled