|Title:||ARNP - Medical|
|Department:||Chet Bell Crisis Center|
|Location:||1150 Red John Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32124|
Working Hours: 40 hrs week; Mon-Fir with rotating weekend coverage
This is a professional medical position in which the ARNP will provide behavioral health services (evaluation, treatment, etc.) and history and physicals to clients suffering from mental illness, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders in the Detox program at the Chet Bell Crisis Center; history and physicals to RAP, DMRT, and WARM clients as required; orders for newly admitted patients and those in Emergency Services; medical consultations for clients from CSU and Emergency Services, and consults from Emergency Services regarding patient transfers from hospitals; history and physicals and ongoing primary care for SMA’s Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration (PBHCI) program. Shares responsibility for 24/7 on-call coverage for assigned SMA programs, Detox, Emergency Services, DMRT, WARM, RAP and emergent medical consults from CSU. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures, but involves initiative and independent judgment in emergency situations. Work is performed and reviewed under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer.
Minimum ARNP with a Florida License. Psychiatric ANCC Certification preferred.
- Considerable knowledge mental illness and substance abuse disorders and of all procedures, medications, side effects, and treatment relating to clients. Knowledge of all clinical tests and their applications. Knowledge of all state and federal laws and regulations relating to their profession.
- Knowledge of pharmacology, psychotherapy, physical assessments, neurological psychiatric evaluations.
- Knowledge of growth and development issues for adults.
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate/therapeutic communication, boundaries, and activities with children and/or adults.
- Demonstrates knowledge of treatment interventions/techniques and common clinical conditions for adults.
- Demonstrates knowledge of common side effects of medications used to treat conditions demonstrated by adults.
- Demonstrates knowledge of basic nutritional needs of adults.
- Skills to monitor client’s condition and assess their behavior specific to the age and disability of the client in a professional and courteous manner.
- Skills to effectively assess and monitor the side effects of medications specific to the age and disability of the client.
- Ability to follow procedures for documentation in client’s permanent medical record.
- Ability to maintain composure in an emergency/stressful situation.
- Ability to communicate effectively and develop professional relationships with the client, staff and other allied health professionals.
- Provide direct services to SMA clients in the form of behavioral health evaluations, consultations, history and physicals, treatment planning, medication administration/adjustments, mental status assessments, supportive therapy and crisis intervention.
- Performs medical management of the detoxification process.
- Prescribe and monitor effects of medications on clients.
- Evaluate clients who are decompensating and initiate emergency medical treatment through the Baker Act or refer to SMA’s Emergency Services.
- Provides assistance in completion of, or completes an, ex parte Baker Act or Marchman Act.
- Document all relevant information regarding the client in the medical record including, but not limited to, evaluations, prescriptions written, mental status assessment, treatment plans, etc., in accordance with standard procedures for documentation established by CARF, Medicaid, DCF and SMA quality improvement department.
- Become part of a treatment team with nurses, other physicians, case managers, receptionists, therapists, etc. Participate in staffing and formal treatment plans with therapists, case managers, discharge planners and providers from community treatment programs.
- Educate clients as to the nature of their illness and the importance of proper medication use.
- Initial and follow up onsite visits to residential clients for acute and chronic medical and clinical diagnosis.
- Initial and follow up visits to clients of the PBHCI Clinic for acute and chronic medical and clinical diagnosis.
- Report any serious deficiencies, medication errors, and adverse reactions immediately to the Chief Medical Officer, and document such on the appropriate Occurrence Report form.
- Handles crisis calls by communicating effectively with suicidal or violent clients in person and over the telephone to diffuse potentially life threatening situations; provides appropriate treatment / intervention and follow – up.
- Attend meetings, committees, and in-service training as instructed by supervisor.
- Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
- Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
- Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
- Shows respect to others.
- Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
- Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
- Perform other reasonable duties as assigned.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled