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Advanced Practice Provider in Lakewood, WA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/23/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Lakewood, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


 Part-Time or Full-Time Advanced Practitioner

Tacoma Treatment Solutions

  • Age Group/Range: Adults
  • Practice Setting/Type: Outpatient

Psychiatric patients require care from specialty-trained professionals, in a highly-specialized, and quality-focused environment. Our team in Washington is seeking to add a like-minded Advanced Practitioner to their diverse and dynamic team.


  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant able to practice in the state of Washington
  • Advanced nursing knowledge and clinical skills through an appropriate educational program
  • Required Certification: Nurse Practitioner
  • Ability to work early hours to meet the needs of our clients
  • Experience in psychiatric treatment preferred


Provides initial and annual history and physical evaluation, assesses eligibility for treatment, evaluates patients’ history of dependence on opioids; 

* Orders appropriate laboratory studies, reviews laboratory results and provides necessary education, referral and / or follow up services to patients; 

* Monitors the treatment plans of high risk patients. 

* Prescribes medication for the treatment of substance abuse according to patient need as allowed by state regulation;

* Consults and collaborates with Medical Director to plan and implement care according to Nurse Practitioner Guidelines;

* Reports and documents significant patient issues and adverse events;

* Communicates pertinent information to appropriate members of the health care team;

* Collaborates with Nurse Supervisor to optimize quality and efficiency; 

* Ensures that the program and employees’ transactions and activities are in full compliance with all laws and clinic legal compliance program policies and standards of conduct; and,

* Perform other duties as assigned.


* Master's - Nursing, Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited college or university

* Prefer previous experience in behavioral health or substance abuse treatment

* No history of alcohol or drug misuse for a period of three years before employment

* Current professional license, per Washington State regulations/requirements, may also require a current DEA license

* Current CPR certification where required by state regulation.