Nurse Practitioner-PT

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform medical assessments for new clients admitted to The Relatives, PRTF, and foster care in all agency locations as needed.
  • Provide medical care and/or consultation as appropriate for residential clients within scope of practice for credentials.
  • Assist Alexander Youth Network in maximizing billing for services provided
  • Arranges schedule to be available for medication management, based on demand at all Alexander locations at least one time per month
  • Will provide medication administration audits and/or consultation to the un-licensed staff to agency locations, except the main campus
  • Exercise professional judgment in all matters involving the professional relationships and follow the standards of professional care, conduct, and responsibility applicable to rendering of professional services
  • Cover on call duties at least one weekend per month for restrictive interventions and consultation
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, etc
  • Maintain open lines of communication with other departments
  • Attends training sessions as required for position and to maintain license/certification requirements
  • Explains procedures and treatments to clients to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension through awareness of comfort and safety needs of client
  • Observes client, records significant conditions and reactions, and relays information regarding patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents
  • Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol, including taking vital signs
  • Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the client, as prescribed by centers policy including patient and family instruction
  • Other duties may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

M.D. degree. Board Eligible or Board Certified Psychiatrist. Must have and maintain a current Controlled Substances Registration Certificate from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Must have and maintain a current Physician License and Controlled Substance License from the State. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to develop evidenced based practices and analyzes programmatic outcomes.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common professional journals.  Ability to respond to sensitive inquiries or complaints from clients and families, and outside treatment providers, and members of the community.  Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to management and public groups.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.