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Nurse Practitioner - Psych

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Nurse Practitioner - Psych

Job Code:  236857
Facility: Fort Lauderdale Hospital
Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Fort Lauderdale Hospital is a fully licensed, 100-bed, private hospital that specializes in the treatment of drug addiction, mental health issues and co-occurring disorders for adults and adolescents.

Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas neighborhood, Fort Lauderdale Hospital’s highly trained medical staff has been turning people’s lives around for more than 30 years by providing world-class drug rehab and mental health treatment in a safe and comfortable setting.

Fort Lauderdale Hospital’s mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive behavioral health care services. This commitment extends to the family and community of our patients as a whole. Our overall goal is to deliver the highest quality treatment for drug abuse and mental health issues possible to help our patients achieve long-term sobriety.

The Nurse Practitioner - Psych is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status.


• Masters Degree required; Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License with State of Florida.

• A minimum of three (3) years experience in a psychiatric health-care facility treating co-occurring, mentally ill, or chemically dependent patients, with understanding of co-occurring disorders.

• Florida license as an ARNP
• Current CPR Certification., BLS ACL, and AED Certification

• Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) required or equivalent 

Knowledge and Skills:
• Provides psychiatric care for patients, necessary to achieve ASH mission and objectives in collaboration with the Medical Director. And or other physician
• Reviews patients’ history as well as conducts consultations, assessments, and discharge interviews.
• Counsel’s patients on all treatment options offered by the hospital as indicated for their type of addiction and/or mental status.
• Provides primary care that focuses on assessment, health management, education, advocacy and prevention.
• Orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments; initiates consultations, referrals, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated.
• Responsible for inpatient clinical workload along with assigned administrative and professional responsibilities.
• Coordinates patient care between nurses and counselors.
• Develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team, and participates in Treatment Team meetings.
• Maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of progress notes.
• Participates in required in service education (Bloodborne Pathogens, TB, Fire/Safety/Evacuation, Confidentiality, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Compliance training ,etc.) and hospital-wide performance improvement (PI) activities and compliance activities aimed at preventing fraud, waste or abuse.
• Supports the policies and procedures, rules and regulations of Fort Lauderdale Hospital
• Assists with the overall medical quality management of Fort Lauderdale Hospital and/or sister facility providing leadership and guidance for clinical staff in accordance with standards of State and Federal regulations.
• Supervises/provides direction to designated personnel.
• Functions as a liaison between patient/community.
• Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

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