Advanced Practice Provider in Lakewood, WA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lakewood, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    6/23/2019

Job Description

Overview

 Part-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.

Tacoma Treatment Solutions is a patient focused facility. The team works together in a highly collaborative respectful manner putting the needs of the patients at the front of everything we do. The early morning hours will allow you have the afternoon to attend appointments, spend time with your family, and engage in enjoyed hobbies. While we work hard to meet our patient’s needs there is a fun atmosphere that is highly encouraged.

  • 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



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.



Qualifications

* 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.