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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Cumberland Heights


Job Summary



The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner assists the Associate Medical Officer and the Chief Medical Officer in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the medical/psychiatric services provided to the patients and alumni of Cumberland Heights. This position works closely with the physicians and nursing staff to provide direct and indirect nursing/psychiatric services to meet the detoxification and rehabilitation needs of patients in a residential chemical dependency treatment center.  This position is part time, less than 20 hours per week and may require flexible scheduling based on demand with a 4 hour minimum shift. This position is required to complete the privileging process and is under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed Medical Doctor boarded in Psychiatry. Administratively this position reports to the Chief Community Recovery Officer.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of the medical/psychiatric services provided to patients;
  2. Works closely with the physicians and nursing staff to provide direct and indirect nursing/psychiatric services to meet detoxification and rehabilitation needs of patients in a residential chemical dependency treatment center;
  3. Works collaboratively with admissions and nursing staff members to determine appropriateness for admission and appropriate level of care;
  4. Provides direct patient care services within the scope of licensure and supervision, including
  1. Psychiatric evaluations and follow-up visits
  2. Management of detoxification and rehabilitation care as needed; and
  3. Crisis management;
  4. Coordination of care with other disciplines of the care team;
  1. Documents pertinent clinical information into the electronic patient record within established timeframes according to policies and procedures;
  2. Works collaboratively with Utilization Review and a variety of third party payors to provide clinical information as part of managed care review processes and insurance appeals;
  3. Collaborates with a wide variety of clinical program and department managers as needed;
  4. Represents the organization in a wide variety of professional, industry, development and community events to further the organization’s mission and strategic plan;
  5. Ensures that a welcoming, safe and healing environment is maintained for each patient and family throughout the continuum of care;
  6. Recommends ways to improve the quality and delivery of services;
  7. Maintains confidentiality of company and patient information;
  8. Reacts productively to change;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.




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, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required; Advanced Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse (APN/RN) licensure in good standing required; Board certification in psychiatric/mental health required; minimum of two (2) years of experience in addictions treatment setting preferred; and/or equivalent education or experience in job related activities.



Ability to speak, hear, see and sit; ability to speak, read and write in English; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal/written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; excellent presentation skills; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; ability to delegate effectively; ability to lead a team; thorough familiarity with Twelve Step philosophy and addictions treatment, including knowledge of co-occurring disorders; knowledge of and ability to apply information regarding cultural/age/population specific characteristics to patients in assigned area; ability to deescalate patients in crisis in a calm and support manner and to teach this to others; Handle With Care, CPR/First Aid certified  or eligible; and working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and ability to utilize clinical software packages preferred. If recovering, two years of verifiable abstinence required with five years preferred with active participation in the appropriate Twelve Step Program preferred.


                WORK ENVIRONMENT

Position is in a rehabilitation setting that involves associated risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions.  Position is subject to stressful situations and exposure to chemically impaired and/or volatile persons requiring additional safety precautions. Position requires flexible hours including evenings and weekends with on-call responsibilities on a rotational basis. Position may be subject to long hours and occasional travel.

Additional Information


Discussed upon hire or at interview

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: February 6, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)