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Addiction Nurse Practitioner

Company: Vertava Health
Location: Nashville
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

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As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Vertava Health, you will provide compassionate, evidenced-based psychiatric care to adolescent patients with mental health and substance use disorders. You will complete a psychiatric evaluation for all admitted patients, and conduct follow-up consultations as needed. You will prescribe and manage psychotropic medications for those patients who need them. You will work closely with a staff psychiatrist and other PMHNPs, as well as a multidisciplinary treatment of therapists, medical providers, nurses, and case managers.
You will assess and treat mental health issues across our continuum of care to help patients safely stabilize and build a strong foundation for long-term recovery from addiction. The ideal candidate has broad direct care experience, and knowledge of addiction treatment. You should be efficient, flexible, and eager to embrace a team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication.
Priority responsibilities include:
Admissions and Assessments

  • Evaluate potential admissions flagged as needing psychiatric approval

    • Prioritize patients with identified safety risk to assess danger to self or others

      • Conduct a psychiatric evaluation of all admitted patients within established time frame

        • Reconcile current psychiatric medications and determine which orders to continue, modify, or stop (often in consultation with patient's outside provider)

          Patient Care

          • Assess and diagnose mental health disorders

            • Provide psychotherapy as appropriate

              • Recommend strategies to manage acute or chronic mental health issues

                • Prescribe psychotropic medications and provide patient education related to intended effects, possible side effects, and anticipated duration of use

                  • Offer guidance in the resolution of acute mental health or behavioral crisis


                    • Meticulously document assessments and observations, interventions and response, and progress towards goals

                      • Create progress notes for each visit and consultation

                        • Enter medication and action orders within the eMAR / ePrescribing platform

                          • Communicate verbal orders clearly to RNs, ensure orders are read back, and sign orders within 24-hours after checking for accuracy

                            • Review results of Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) search

                              Collaborate with multiple departments, teams and stakeholders, including:

                              • Psychiatrist, Medical Director, and NP/PA colleagues

                                • Nursing Department

                                  • Treatment teams

                                    • Campus- and Senior-Leadership Teams

                                      • Business development teams

                                        • Pharmacies

                                          • Patient families

                                            • Local hospitals and healthcare providers

                                              • Utilization review team and insurance companies

                                                • Professional organizations

                                                  Other duties as assigned

                                                  • Masters degree from an accredited nursing program

                                                    • Unrestricted current PMHNP license to practice in state of employment

                                                      • Must have prescriptive authorization and XDEA license is preferred

                                                        • Broad clinical experience required, addiction treatment experience preferred

                                                          • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills

                                                            • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

                                                              • Positive energy : )

                                                                Physical Requirements:

                                                                • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear

                                                                  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently

                                                                    • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds

                                                                      • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine

                                                                        • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions

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Keywords: Vertava Health, Nashville , Addiction Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Nashville, Tennessee

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