Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Posted 5 months ago

Qualifications

  • Master’s (Preferred)

Full Job Description

To be responsible for monitoring client health status while in the program. Develop a health assessment tool. Assess client health at intake and monitor while in the program.  Referrals to and coordination with community psychiatric care providers. Refer client to or perform annual physical exam if due. Address the needs of recipients with co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorder. Assess all medical emergencies, including substance abuse problems. To assure safe handling and administration of medications. Create documentation procedures and forms that assure medications will be used as prescribed. Train staff in using proper administration and documentation procedures. Observe staff for competency in administering medications and other health related procedures. Educate staff regarding medications, side-effects, and drug interactions. Educate clients regarding their specific medications, side-effects, and drug interactions. Train staff in first aid techniques and response to medical emergencies. Provide on-going consultation and advice to staff and clients. Order medications as needed. Supervise destruction of medications. To maintain open and honest communication with the Treatment Director and Clinical Supervisor and other staff promoting the concept of teamwork and support. Inform Treatment Director and Clinical Supervisor of all significant happenings. Communicates client and program needs to Treatment Director and Clinical Supervisor other staff via timely written and verbal communication. Promptly respond to client and staff emergencies in a supportive manner

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $90,344.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Health insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends

Education:

  • Master’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

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