This position evaluates and treats patients of the Health Care District Primary Care Clinics by providing primary, secondary and tertiary care and prevention services to substance abuse patients. This position will also treat primary care spillover from outside clinics.
Assesses and records patients’ medical and surgical history, physical and psychosocial needs.
Compiles and evaluates medical and psychological histories of the patients.
Performs complete physical assessments of patients.
Identifies and evaluates problems, complaints, and symptoms as reported and presented by patients, by patient families, or by staff about the patients.
Initiates treatment and therapies according to the protocols established mutually between the ARNP and supervising physician.
Prescribes medications, monitors medications, and alters medication according to the protocols established mutually between the ARNP and the supervising physician.
Manages psychiatric medication regimens under direction of Director of Behavioral Health.
Assists in controlled substance tapers for prescriptions under the direction of Director of Behavioral Health.
Orders and performs tests and procedures according to the protocols established mutually between the ARNP and the supervising physician.
Plans and conducts health education for patients, families and facility staff related to the patient’s medical condition, treatment, or prognosis.
Participates in the facility’s quality assurance/quality monitoring program.
Participates in the patients’ plan of care, interdisciplinary team meetings, committee meetings and rehabilitation meetings when necessary.
Discusses findings as needed with attending physician, consulting staff, and medical service providers.
Reviews the results of tests and procedures, making notations and changes in patients’ plans or orders according to the protocols established mutually between the ARNP and the supervising physician.
Performs mental status exams.
Continually monitors the health care services provided and changes orders as necessary to meet the individual patient needs according to the protocols established mutually between the ARNP and the supervising physician.
Contacts the physician for any condition requiring direct evaluation or specific consultation by the physician according to the protocols established mutually between the ARNP and the supervising physician.
Interacts with patients’ family members, as needed.
This position may occasionally cover other clinic sites, along with weekend and/or off-duty shift hours.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural. Additionally, incumbents are required to perform emergency response and management duties for Palm Beach County as required.
Degree requirements per the Florida State Board of Nursing for ARNPs; Master’s Degree preferred.
Three (3) to five (5) years previous experience in caring for critically/terminally ill or aging persons required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
State of Florida, Department of Health Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner required; must have signed agreement with licensed physician in accordance with Florida law. May require a valid Florida Driver’s License dependent on assignment.
Buprenorphine Waiver Training required within six months of hire.
ARNP Registration required.