POSITION TITLE: Nurse Practitioner (Per Diem)
POSITION REPORTS TO: Medical Director
ORGANIZATION: VIP Community Services is dedicated to changing lives and transforming our community. We offer a continuum of services to individuals with histories of chemical dependency. Our client-centered approach empowers people to take charge of their lives and discover their personal paths to self-sufficiency. Please visit www.vipservices.org to learn more.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision and guidance of the Medical Director, provides clinical and medical services for the agency to ensure that optimal quality services are rendered to all clients in a manner consistent with current medical practices and in compliance with all regulatory agencies. Order/renew and teach medication monitoring and treatments to non-medical staff as ordered by M.D. or as per physician's standing orders. Transcribe to M.A.R. File copies of Rx's in Medication Administration Book and in shelter client's chart. Check delivered medications for accuracy.
In collaboration and communication with psychiatrist: renew medications, accept verbal orders for medications, and evaluate results of lab tests.
Assess client physical complaints and direct referral
Perform admission body check with weight, height, vital signs and history.
Document all pertinent information on medical chart.
Maintain all health office records including immunization and physical examination records, charting, student weights, medication administration records, etc. as required by regulatory agencies.
Update the face sheet on the chart.
Enter progress notes as needed.
Bring laboratory reports to the attention of clinical team.
Work with clients on the importance of medication compliance, side effects
Attend in-service training sessions, staff meetings required by shelter for continued growth and development.
Develop and train staff and implement health-related procedures.
All other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.
1. Participate in Job Training and Education Programs, Meetings and Committees.
Attend mandatory in-service annually.
Participate in various committees and meetings as requested.
Attend seminars to further professional development.
Maintain a high level of industry knowledge.
Licensed RN, NP
NYS Driving License
Acceptable clearance checks for State Central Register, Driver license and fingerprinting as required by the program.
Compliance with health regulations for physical
2 years' experience with management of working with the homeless population served, preferably within substance abuse treatment program(s).
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to speak, read and write Spanish preferred.
Must possess sight and digital senses or prosthetics that will enable the essential functions of the job to be completed.
Works throughout the Agency.Requirements: