Nurse Practitioner - Outpatient Services - Full time in Philadelphia, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/17/2018

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Job Description

Belmont Behavioral Hospital is a premiere provider of comprehensive treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse problems. Having been in operation for over 75 years as one of the most prominent providers of behavioral healthcare treatment services, Belmont is proud to offer high quality and specialized programming options for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who are suffering from psychiatric concerns and chemical dependency.

Belmont Behavioral Hospital currently has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner for our Outpatient Services.

The Nurse Practitioner is a member of the medical staff under the director supervision of a physician with expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individual’s mental health problems.  The Nurse Practitioner is an expert clinician who delivers direct care, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of mental health problems.

This position will work in our outpatient setting which includes a general outpatient program, substance use disorders program, older adult program, and child/adolescent partial hospitalization program. The Nurse Practitioner could have responsibilities in all of these programs areas. This position will have substantial time spent in medication-assisted treatment program (i.e., Suboxone).  This position requires providing service to all age groups from children/adolescent to older adults in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served.

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with appropriate Nursing Practitioner’s credentials.  A minimum of three years experience as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner preferred, but in the absence of this experience, must be able to demonstrate ability to learn concepts of limit setting, therapeutic boundaries, crisis management, therapeutic treatment, environment and client care and develop these skills within reasonable time frame via training and orientation program.  Prefer 2-4 years experience in behavioral health.  Suboxone waiver preferred.  Knowledge and skills in English usage, interpersonal relationships, and basic behavior management.  Current license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania required.  Current license for prescriptive authority in the State of Pennsylvania required. CPR certification required.