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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Recovery Center
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Recovery Center -

Must have :

2+ years experience in a behavioral health, mental health, or psychiatric facility

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Job Summary: -


The NP will be responsible for planning and implementing the primary care service delivery to patients per health care plan and written protocols. The NP will provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care, including counseling and referral within a multidisciplinary team. They will work under the direction of the psychiatrist to perform assessments, medication management, evaluation and on-going treatment of clients. -


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Duties/Responsibilities: -



Evaluate and assess medical issues, behavioral health problems, comorbid conditions, and/or need for detoxification -






Consult with the psychiatrist and behavioral health staff in designing treatment plan for clients -
Document patient information on medical charts and follow physician's written orders -
Assist clients with understanding emotional disturbances and accept the need for treatment -
Administer and document patient reaction to psychotropic drugs and other medications -
Prescribing appropriate medications and treatments under the guidance of the Medical Director -






Monitoring the effectiveness of clinical interventions -
Assisting in the development and implementation of a treatment plan related to detoxification and/or any other medical issues -
Monitors clients and maintains a safe, protective environment for the clients -
Develops positive, supportive relationship with all clients -
Assist clients in developing and implementing healthy lifestyle program -






Implements treatment plan interventions as needed for physical health -
Participates in and required performance improvement plans -
Utilizes all available means to communicate effectively and efficiently with the treatment team -
Completes medical/nursing documentation according to licensing standards -
Keeps thorough and current documentation on all clients -






Stays informed regarding current drug abuse and treatment information -
Works closely with the entire treatment team, including the program psychiatrist, in providing and coordinating treatment for all clients. -
Assists in providing medical and clinical information for concurrent reviews or other insurance matters -
Provides educational lectures to clients and families on medical aspects of substance use disorders



Education and Experience: -



Holds a current license in good standing in the State as an NP -
2+ years experience in a behavioral health, mental health, or psychiatric facility -
Complete TB testing upon being hired -
Complete and be within the requirements of Background and Drug screening results -



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  • Complete training or certifications in CPR, HIPAA, HIV/AIDS, Verbal De-Escalation, Incident Reporting, Infection/STD Risks, HEP B/C, and Abuse, Neglect, Trauma, and Exploitation, Understanding SUD, and any other trainings required by the State or the Joint Commission. - -





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Keywords: Recovery Center, Chattanooga , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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