Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Substance Use Clinic (pool)
Company: Connections Health Solutions
Posted on: September 14, 2019
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Substance Use Clinic
(pool)US-AZ-TucsonJob ID: 2019-2311Type: Pool# of Openings:
2Category: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician
AssistantsCatalina ClinicOverviewConnections Health Solutions is a
physician-owned, multifaceted behavioral health company whose
mission is to address any behavioral health need at any time. We
are hiring a Nurse Practitioner who will direct and coordinate
crisis medical/clinical opioid services to specified consumers at
our Substance Abuse Clinics. This includes crisis psychiatric
assessments, assessment, differential diagnosis, crisis treatment
planning, opioid medication management, engagement, family
interventions, opioid inductions, patient education, risk
assessment, and discharge planning. Responsibilities
- Serves as the Medical, Behavioral health and Substance Abuse
practitioner to assigned patients with co-occurring and opioid
dependent needs. Completes psychiatric evaluation, crisis
interventions, family interventions, history and physical,
assessment of mental capacity for consent to treatment, patient
education, and progress towards discharge plans including medical,
psychological, social, behavioral opioid addictive syndrome aspects
of the consumer's care, treatment, and services.
- Serves as the primary care practitioner to assigned patients
and acts as a primary care consultant to other health
practitioners. Completes history and physical examinations,
performs differential diagnostic assessments, treatment
interventions, preventative health screenings, and patient
education. Makes recommendations for post-discharge primary care
and participates in care coordination with community-based primary
- Documents consumer's progress in the clinical record in
addition to medication flow sheets per established policy.
Completes medication education and informed consent when
- Orders laboratory tests per standards of emergency medical
practice. Reviews the health assessment completed by nursing staff,
obtains a past and current medical history, and conducts a focused
physical examination as indicated, per established guidelines.
Initiates contact with Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Room
clinicians per established guidelines.
- Provides necessary information to clinical team regarding
opioid addictive syndrome and co-occurring or co-morbidity health
concerns. Utilizes appropriate medication based on best practices,
in addition to appropriately completing required documentation for
preauthorization of pharmacy services.
- Works closely with other personnel to ensure that each
treatment modality is appropriate for the consumer in addition to
working with outside medical providers, emergency room medical
staff, detox treatment staff, and urgent cares in the
- Practices per evidence-based guidelines including protocols as
outlined in the Regional Behavioral Health Authority Provider
Manual. Participates per the recovery model and Arnold v. Sarn
principles; knows and practices engagement skills including
motivational interviewing; and assists consumers to define and
achieve their own recovery goals.
- Participates in all Quality Improvement activities as required.
Actively participates in Clinical/Peer Supervision. Identifies
potential barriers to quality care and opportunities for
improvement and reports them to the Medical
- Unrestricted Registered Nursing license in the State of
- Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with a
Master's level certification in Psychiatric Mental Health
- Licensed in the State of Arizona and National
- 3 years' experience in the delivery of crisis mental health
and/or delivery of family health treatment to children,
adolescents, and/or adults.
- Unrestricted DEA license
- DEA X license (Suboxone Certification)PM19 PI113472342
Keywords: Connections Health Solutions, Tucson , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Substance Use Clinic (pool), Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona
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