Acadia Healthcare Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Navarre, Florida

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Part Time

This is a highly complex position requiring the individual have a thorough understanding of the facility’s treatment program, philosophy, admission process, admission criteria, medical and clinical treatment of substance abuse and dual diagnosis patients. Individuals must be able to work independently and manage a variety of duties.

  • Provides facility with current Licensure and Malpractice Insurance certificates.

  • Participates in continuing education courses, as required by licensure and provides copy to facility.

  • Maintains current CPR certification.

  • Adheres to facility confidentiality policies and procedures.

  • Displays a cooperative and positive attitude towards callers, patients, staff and visitors.

  • Adheres to facility dress code.

  • Adheres to facility standards of conduct.

  • Adheres to facility safety policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to facility patient rights.

  • Adheres to facility infection control policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to facility drug free workplace.

  • Participates on facility’s Disaster Team.

  • Performs admission H&Ps which includes assessing both the patients’ health history and current health status, mental status and physical examination.

  • Dictates admission and medical notes.

  • Identifies medical and health risk factors.

  • Formulates appropriate chronic pain treatment plans.

  • Provides medical care in collaboration with Medical Director including admission orders, medical management and discharge orders.

  • Conducts patient rounds and sick call, documenting medical progress, notes specific to detoxification unit and during course of treatment.

  • Orders and accurately interprets diagnostic tests.

  • Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological agents.

  • Identifies and prescribes appropriate non-pharmacological agents.

  • Orders and coordinates special patient diets with Dietary department.

  • Provides patient education.

  • Makes appropriate referrals (including to the Medical Director, Medical and Dental providers/services for emergency, acute and follow-up).

  • Determines effectiveness of medical plan of care and modifies plan as necessary.

  • Performs discharge planning, dictating discharge summaries.

  • Systematically reviews records and treatment plans with Medical Director (collaborating physician) on a periodic basis.

  • Completes patient discharge summaries.

  • Additional duties as needed.


Education – Graduation from an accredited Master’s Level (MSN) or Post Master’s Certification Program as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Experience – Minimum of 1 year of direct program experience. Experience in Substance Abuse / Mental Health field preferred.

Certifications – CPR; National certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. (Certification through either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners [AANP] or the American Nurses Association [ANA] is acceptable); CPI (offered at facility).

Licenses – Licensed to practice as an ARNP in the State of Florida. DEA license.

Special Requirements – Working knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse, dual diagnosis and rehabilitation programs, including 12 step programs. Collaborative Practice Agreement with Medical Director in accordance with statutes governing practice in the State of Florida.

Age/Gender Specifics – Ability to work with male and female, adult (18-over) substance abuse/dually diagnosed population.

Physical/Emotional Demands/Working Conditions:

Work is ambulant and sedentary as well as occasional physical exertion (lifting 30 or more pounds, walking, standing, etc.) Must be able to support patient weight in case of emergency situation or patient disability requiring assistance in walking, standing, etc. Must exhibit ability to display coping skills to deal with multiple duties and priorities. Must exhibit good verbal, written, and documentation skills. Risk of exposure to infections and contagious/blood borne diseases. Exposed to varying and unpredictable situations (i.e., patient behavior). An office is provided, located within the treatment facility, along with any office supplies needed to perform the described tasks and responsibilities.