Nurse Practitioner

Vertava Health Dallas, TX $
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Nurse Practitioner 

Reports to: Medical Director FLSA 

Status: Exempt 

ABOUT VERTAVA HEALTH: 

Vertava Health, formerly known as Addiction Campuses, is a leading provider of SUD treatment and recovery services via various effective and innovative addiction treatment programs from industry-leading professionals who help build a comprehensive life in recovery beyond the standard 30-day plan. With four unique residential treatment centers and a virtual care platform serving patients across the country, Vertava Health creates successful programs tailored to an individual’s struggle with substance abuse and mental health. 

In order to make this possible, we need an exceptional Nurse Practitioner who can meet the requirements below. Think you have what it takes to help us change lives all over the country? 

Job Summary:

As a Nurse Practitioner at Vertava Health, you will provide compassionate, evidenced-based medical care to adult patients with substance use disorders. You will develop and utilize expert assessment skills, therapeutic relationship building, specialty medication knowledge, and current best practices to help patients safely navigate withdrawal and build a strong foundation for long-term recovery from addiction. You should endorse Medication Assisted Treatment as an important treatment option for appropriate candidates. 

You will provide medical services across a continuum of care that includes inpatient Medically Monitored Detox (ASAM 3.7) and High Intensity Residential Services (ASAM 3.5), as well as a range of outpatient services (ASAM 2.5 - 1.0). 

The ideal candidate has broad direct care experience, and particular expertise in addiction treatment. You should be efficient, flexible, and eager to embrace a team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication. 

Priority responsibilities include: 

Admissions and Assessments 

  • Admit new patients and determine the appropriate level of care based on ASAM criteria 
  • Review results of Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) search 
  • Reconcile current medications and determine which orders to continue, modify, or stop 
  • Conduct a history & physical within 24-hours of admission 
  • Diagnose Substance Use Disorders and any additional health disruptions 
  • Order appropriate detox protocols or other admission order sets, and customize as necessary 

Patient Care 

  • Meet with detox patients daily to assess withdrawal and response to treatment 
  • Address medical concerns as they arise 
  • Educate patients about range of MAT options 
  • Prescribe and adjust medications as appropriate 
  • Order labs and interpret results 
  • Work with each patient and the treatment team to create a plan of care 
  • Respond to Emergency Codes as assigned 
  • Rotate on-call coverage for 24-hour coverage 
  • Facilitate referrals for outside and follow-up services 
  • Issue discharge orders or level-of-care change orders 
  • Reconcile medications with nursing and patient prior to discharge 

Documentation 

  • Meticulously document assessments and observations, interventions and response, and progress towards goals 
  • Create progress notes for each visit and consultation 
  • Enter medication and action orders within the eMAR / ePrescribing platform 
  • Communicate verbal orders clearly to RNs, ensure orders are read back, and sign orders within 24-hours after checking for accuracy 
  • Capture all pertinent information from provider-to-provider reports when transferring patients to or from an outside facility 

Collaborate with multiple departments, teams and stakeholders, including: 

  • Medical Director, Psychiatrist and NP/PA colleagues 
  • Nursing Department 
  • Treatment teams 
  • Campus- and Senior-Leadership Teams 
  • Business development teams 
  • Pharmacies 
  • Patient families 
  • Local hospitals and healthcare providers 
  • Utilization review team and insurance companies 
  • Professional organizations 

Other duties as assigned 

Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree from an accredited nursing program 
  • Unrestricted licensure and board certification from ANCC or AANP 
  • Must have prescriptive authorization and XDEA license 
  • Broad clinical experience required. Addiction treatment experience preferred. 
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Positive energy 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear 
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently 
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds 
  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine 
  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions 
Vertava Health is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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