Scope of Position:
· Include doing history and physicals, reviewing labs, monitoring blood levels, sick call and preparing discharges (physician orders, scripts if has prescriptive authority).
· Provides support and resources to the adult residential program and detox as needed.
· Coordination (with the help of the nursing staff) with the primary care physician when appropriate.
· Working with the nursing staff to make sure the medications are cost effective for the client after discharge and completing prior authorization requests for medications.
· Responsibility to coordinate and complete the peer review process.
· Coordination with the psychiatrist for medication and treatment of the client.
· Other duties as assigned.
Strong clinical program able to effectively meet the needs of the client, positive relationships with internal and external customers, adult residential programs are fiscally responsible and contributing to the success of the corporation.
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner for the State of Pennsylvania required, minimum of 2 years’ experience in Addiction Medicine and/or family practice medicine. Has knowledge of continuous improvement techniques, awareness and understanding of regulating bodies (CARF, Office of Mental Health, DDAP) FP Board Certification preferred, strong background in D&A and Co-Occurring Disorders, knowledge of HIPPA laws, state licensing regulations, trainings as required. Strong computer skills required in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
This is a Monday through Friday postion with flexible hours.
Job-related Behavioral Characteristics:
Demonstrates professionalism, leadership, confidentiality, strong social communication skills, time-management, organized. Must possess skills to communicate effectively and interact well with people of diverse backgrounds. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information, working well in an individual/ group problem solving situation, and showing initiative in problem solving. Maintains professionalism and does not show favoritism. Maintains consistency with clients, staff, visitors, and the public. Ability to handle a crisis situation and react appropriately. Flexibility and adaptable. Ability to make decisions in an objective and ethical manner. Calm and decisive in crisis situations. Ability to sustain a team environment, drive continuous improvement projects, confidentiality, excellent problem-solving skills and excellent communicator within the team framework. Strong leadership ability, team builder, ability to drive continuous improvement projects, confidentiality, multitasker, decisive, excellent problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills, teacher, cooperative within the team framework.
Pyramid CORE Values:
We are committed and proud to live our CORE values and use them to inspire those around us. Our employees are expected to align with these values, behaviors and standards. We are held accountable for upholding these CORE Values: INTEGRITY is striving to be honest, transparent and ethical when dealing with clients, staff and the community. DEDICATION is demonstrating an unwavering commitment to always provide exceptional care and support to those we serve is needed daily. COLLABORATION is a steadfast, team-focused approach; working together to achieve excellence. PASSION is genuine, compelling and relentless desire to improve lives and support Pyramid Healthcare’s mission.
Headquartered in Altoona, PA and founded in 1999, Pyramid Healthcare has been a leader in the provision of behavioral healthcare in Pennsylvania for almost 20 years. Now with over 80 facilities across three states, Pyramid Healthcare is a growing and innovative resource for those seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction or mental health issues.
Pyramid Healthcare prides itself on its continuum of care, which allows clients to receive consistent, high-quality treatment, regardless of what stage of recovery they are in.