The Nurse Practitioner primarily performs history and physical examinations for patients being admitted to an acute care hospital that provides behavioral and addiction recovery treatment. While predominantly adults, the patient population may include children as young as five years of age. In addition to admission evaluations, the NP will be available for consultations on inpatients during their stays. As the position develops, the NP may make house calls on selected patients who live within a reasonable distance of the hospital and have needs for a transition visit.
NP works eight hours per day on average working one week on and one week off. There is flexibility in schedule resulting in some days being less than eight hours and some being more, reflective of the need for on-site services at the hospital. It is imperative that all patients have an H&P completed within 24 hours of admission. There are no regular evening, night, weekend or holiday requirements, although on occasion, NP may be asked to provide admission H&P and/or consult services on weekends or holiday days to help ARMS ensure that every day is covered in accordance with our contract. On-call services are not required as part of this position.
Key Function #1 Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment and Plans of Care
The NP provides a comprehensive health history and physical examination, appropriate diagnosis(es) and a plan of care which can be communicated with the patient and other team members.
Key Function #2 Involvement with Consultations and Discharge
Key Function #3 Communication, Documentation and Professional Practice
The NP represent ARMS as a company and her/his collaborating physicians, as well as the medical/nursing professions at all times while providing services.
Key Function #4 Involvement and Support of ARMS
The NP is an integral member of the ARMS team. She/he supports ARMS and collaborating physician(s) in several ways.