Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0013
Post Date 8/30/2017
Title Nurse Practitioner
City Portland
State OR
Description

We are currently recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner (part-time) to oversee and provide direct medical care to patients with opioid use disorders, including performing medical evaluations and managing office-based opioid treatment. This position will be responsible for developing medical protocol and procedures together with medical leadership.

 

This individual will fulfill the following essential functions: 

  • Complete history and physical and examination of all incoming patients.
  • Consult with Program Physician when needed, including to obtain dispensary medication orders or for complex cases.
  • Assess patients for initial assessment and follow up as needed throughout the treatment episode.
  • Review external medical records and lab results, obtain physician recommendation where indicated, implement treatment adjustments as indicated.
  • Evaluate the medical status of outpatients, consult on and determine appropriate plan of action for special needs or circumstances outside of established processes.
  • In collaboration with other members of interdisciplinary treatment team, develop recommendations and referrals to additional or ongoing treatment services.
  • Work collaboratively with CODA Directors/Managers to ensure that safety and industry standards are maintained program wide.
  • Consult with and provide direction for medical staff as needed in person or via telephone.
Requirements

The following qualifications are critical to success in this position:

  • Active, unencumbered licensure as a Nurse Practitioner with active certification and prescriptive authority through the Oregon State Board of Nursing is required, including registration with DEA to prescribe Schedule II-V substances.
  • Oregon or Washington Driver’s License.
  • Experience treating patients with substance use disorders.  This may include treatment in primary care settings where patients with co-morbid medical and behavioral health disorders are treated.
  • Working knowledge of substance dependence criteria.  Through clinical interview, individual must be able to determine current opiate dependence, verify history of addiction, and confirm of the appropriateness of the treatment modality.
  • Able to utilize both oral and written communications skills to effectively communicate with clients, co-workers, community resources, supervisors, and various other individuals encountered in the course of performing work while maintaining client confidentiality and establishing professional rapport.

All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation.

CODA is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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