Advanced Practioner Registered Nurse

WestCare foundation   •  

Reno, NV

Industry: Patient Care


Not Specified years

Posted 390 days ago

Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY:
The APRN in this position will work as part of a collaborative care team, responsible for the assessment, treatment, evaluation and discharge planning services for individuals suffering from a range of acute and chronic substance abuse/addiction, with or without co-occurring mental/psychiatric and medical conditions. This position requires extensive knowledge of: the etiology of serious mental health and substance abuse disorders and developmental disabilities, their treatment by a variety of appropriate therapeutic interventions including psychopharmacology; nursing practice and medical evaluation, physical diseases and their treatment; community resources and networking techniques; and of psychiatric and medical emergency stabilization.
• Performs thorough psychiatric, behavioral, addiction, and medical assessments within the designated time frame; assigns appropriate diagnosis and initiate clinical management protocols specific to the client’s specific behavioral health and medical needs
• Conducts therapy, medication assessments, and crisis response to new and existing individuals
• Develops individual treatment plans based upon assessment data, and provides therapeutic interventions as necessary including the provision of on-going medication management services

• Provides consultation and health education to agency staff, caregivers and individuals served as it is relative to the treatment and medication needs
• Provides special assessments of individuals awaiting discharge from state facilities, acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and coordinated discharge planning with other agency and facility staff; and assists in diversion of persons from state facility placements through agency residential programs, outpatient treatment facilities and community service partners
• Maintains documentation of services including service plans, progress notes, medication informed consent, quarterly treatment plan reviews, and other required information in compliance insurers, regulatory standards and measures
• Consistently evaluates current clinical practice standards and provides updates to medical treatment protocols
• Participates in practice related committees such as research and education initiatives
• Participate in education sessions and performance improvement case reviews as scheduled by the supervisor
• Able to work in a fast pace, 24 hour practice environment
• Must complete assigned screening and outcome related reports in a in timely manner
• Must be willing to supervise Masters Level Nursing students
• Must be able to effectively utilize WestCare’s Clinical Documentation System (electronic health record)
• Supports the organizational polices and standards of practice
• An unencumbered Licensure to practice in Nevada as a (PMHNP) Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
• Must have graduated from an accredited school with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and must have a board certification as a PMHNP
• Must have a minimum of two years of experience with individuals who have serious mental health and/or substance use disorders; or a combination of licensure, education and experience demonstrating ability to effectively perform essential job functions
• APRNs coming from other MSN tract must obtain certification as a PHMNP within a year of hire and must maintain required certification on personnel file


$90K - $110K