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Advanced Practice Provider in Bangor, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Overview

Part Time Advanced Practice Provider

Discovery House Bangor

  • Opioid Treatment Center 
  • Adults 18+
  • Outpatient 
  • Part Time

The Nurse Practitioner provides advanced nursing care under the supervision of the Medical Director; may also be directed by Nurse Supervisor for the clinic under the state licensure guidelines for Nurse Practitioners; evaluates and monitors treatment of patients as part of a healthcare team at the clinic.  May prescribe medication as allowed by state regulation.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Job Requirements

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

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