APRN - Psych Certified - Addictions Medicine

Location: Gainesville and Lake City, FL

Rate Of Pay: $125,000/YR | Exempt - Depending on experience, education and/or qualifications

Position Summary:

This position is highly responsible for following-up on clients who are stable and already on maintenance medications.  This person will be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity.  Assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect.  Work is performed under the protocol of a Center psychiatrist and is directly supervised by same.

Minimum Qualifications:

·BSN and Florida Licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Experience in mental health or community service organizations is preferred.  Must be able to function independently and inter-dependently.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Preferred- Buprenorphine Waiver. **MUST HOLD PSYCHIATRIC CERTIFICATION** 

· ** Must be able to type at least 27 wpm on prescreen assessment and score at least 65% on general assessment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

· Provides timely and appropriate psychiatric, substance abuse and/or medical evaluation for patients to determine treatment needs.

· Provides medication management and ongoing care consistent with current practice standards.

· Provides concurrent documentation in the EMR,<=2 days, in an accurate manner which is consistent with Center procedure and applicable standards.

· Performs to the standards set by the department; minimum of 1350 worked units annually; 112.50 worked units monthly.

· Provides services using telehealth applications to provide remote health care when appropriate.

· Collaborate with the overseeing physician(s), develop and comply with ARNP protocols approved by the Nurse Practice Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 464, Florida Board of Nursing Rules 210-11 and 210-16, Administrative Policies Pertaining to Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Florida Administrative Code.

· Initiate requests for ancillary testing and referral to specialty areas.

· Provide individual and/or family education to increase each patient's awareness of illness and treatment issues.

· Maintain appropriate medical records and documentation in accordance with Meridian guidelines.

· Promote team approach to patient care through creating and maintaining professional working relationships with physicians and support staff.

· Maintain and increase level of expertise by attending Continuing Education events within the Center and the community.

· Assist in maintaining infection control activities and safety standards according to established policy and procedures.

· Interacts with community agencies and resources.

· Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.