WestCare Nurse Practicioner in Marathon, Florida

Job Description:

PURPOSE: The ARNP/RN will provide primary care and monitoring of Behavioral Health care to consumers on an on-going basis. He/she will identify the physical, social and emotional health needs of individuals through systematic assessment, utilization of professional skills, health history, physical evaluations and lab or other diagnostic tools. Minimum Standards:

  • Education and Experience: Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in Florida and enrollment in training program for ARNP licensure. Minimum of 5 years previous nursing experience.

  • Specific Skills: Exceptional interpersonal communications skills. Excellent written and verbal skills. Proficient in performing physical assessments and mental status exams. Knowledge of treating and diagnosis of primary care disorders and knowledge of psychiatric disorders. Advanced knowledge of psychotropic, hypertensive, diabetic, hyperlipidemic and antibiotic medications. Proficient in coordinating patient treatment activities to allow for optimal patient care.

  • Trainings: CPR, First Aid, Health and Safety, HIV, TACT de-escalation. Must have a minimum of 20 hours of training annually.

  • Ability to meet requirements of Department of Children and Families/Department Correction background check.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read complex two and three syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers, and ability to communicate effectively in writing and with all levels of employees. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform detail work involving written or numeric data, statistical reports, and to make arithmetic calculations accurately. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to give and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram/numerical form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized and/or unusual circumstances. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. The ARNP/RN operates under the direct supervision of the Medical Director. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Organization Wide Competencies (to be demonstrated within 1 month in the position):

  • Knowledge of consumer rights and ability to apply consumer rights principles to everyday situations and under all circumstances

  • Knowledge of HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and other regulations governing confidentiality, privacy, and security as it relates to behavioral healthcare

  • Knowledge of agency mission, vision, goals and values

  • Knowledge of Incident Reporting and related procedures

  • Knowledge of agency continuous quality improvement activities and related performance improvement philosophy

  • Knowledge of agency ethical behavior standards including knowledge of corporate compliance plan, cultural diversity plan, emergency plans, environment of care plan, accessibility plan, and agency Code of Ethics

  • Knowledge of the inter-relationship among substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and primary care disorders.

  • Knowledge in the understanding of Motivational Interviewing; Comprehensive, Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC); Trauma-Informed Care; and Primary Care Integration

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities (to be demonstrated within 12 months in the position)

  • Demonstrated active participation in agency continuous quality improvement activities

  • Extensive knowledge of behavioral health terminology

  • Demonstrated knowledge of theoretical and practical concepts of individual, group and family behavior

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with crisis situations

  • Knowledge to deal with difficult people

  • Demonstrated ability to handle a consumer concern/grievance according to agency protocol

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, co-workers, external partners, and regulatory agencies

  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and achieve results

  • Demonstrated ability to expedite a voluminous flow of detailed work

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and precise reports

  • Demonstrated ability to follow and interpret instructions

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately and efficiently identify, prioritize and follow through on assignments

  • Working knowledge of reimbursement related rules and requirement

Computer Skills: Intermediate

Key Accountabilities:

  • Meets or exceeds staff development and training requirements at all times (Refer to employee’s training summary)

  • Comes to work as scheduled, on time, and notifies supervisor of an unscheduled absence at least two hours in advance of shift. Minimal unscheduled absences.

  • Takes actions to be fiscally responsible when using agency resources

  • Verifies receipt of purchased items per agency protocol

  • Copes and manages changes and helps others to do the same

  • Collaborates with co workers to problem solve on going issues that impacts service delivery in program unit

  • Follows professional standards and agency’s policies, procedures and protocols, including dress code.

  • Anticipates potential problems and demonstrates resourcefulness in resolving them

  • Willingness to meet, communicate and problem solve with a cross section of people

  • Identifies, reports and documents consumer problems, symptoms, behavior changes, and deviations from normal

  • Work in a way that promotes a safe environment and creates no safety hazards for self, colleagues, or consumer

  • Reports safety issues per agency protocol including reporting maintenance issue and reporting all incidents and/or unusual occurrences

  • Provides high standards of clinical care

  • Contributes to special projects and PI related activities

  • Employs excellent usage of interpersonal skills and team work principles.

  • Interacts professionally and cooperatively, exhibiting a high degree of dependability

  • Maintains high quality record documentation

  • Is aware and communicates the cultural and age specific needs of the consumer

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following, as well as performance of other work related duties as assigned

  • Serve as a member of the Comprehensive, Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC) Team

  • Provide health education specific to an individual’s chronic conditions

  • Participate in the development of person-centered Wellness and Recovery plans that integrate all clinical and non-clinical health-care related needs and services with the individual and the CCISC Team

  • Provide education regarding the importance of regular check-ups and screenings

  • Apply Motivational Interviewing strategies to effectively engage service recipients

  • Apply Collaborative Care techniques as presented in the IMPACT model of integrated healthcare

  • Provide / Coordinate psycho-education and support regarding (but not limited to) substance use prevention, smoking prevention and cessation, nutritional counseling, obesity reduction and prevention and increasing physical activity

  • Coordinate collection of data needed to monitor defined health indicators

  • Facilitate medically necessary referrals

  • Conducts health assessment of consumer per agency guidelines to obtain and document pertinent physical, social, behavioral, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence health

  • Initiates and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures relevant to the consumer’s current status

  • Prescribes, orders or implements interventions and treatments for the plan of care

  • Prescribes or dispenses medications based on knowledge of pharmacological and physiological principles in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations

  • Document services provided to the consumer in the medical record

Level of access to PHI:

  • Level: Full access to PBHCI charts.

  • Access to computer data as defined in Supervisor’s MIS authorization.

  • Level of access to Facility: (Keys necessary) Marathon entry, charts, medication cabinet

  • Safety Sensitivity Level: (Level 1 – 3, or combination) Level 1 – High Risk Trainings:

  • Infection Control- annual training requirement

  • CPR, First Aid, Health and Safety, HIV, 2 hour TACT certified course, refresher annually

  • Must have a minimum of 20 hours of training annually.

  • Physical Demands:

  • Must be TACT trained for verbal de-escalation

  • Frequent sitting and standing

  • Occasional lift and/or carry over 20 lb.

  • Occasional twist and/or turn.

  • Mental Demands:

  • Must communicate by verbal feedback in a professional manner.


Requisition Number: 3402

City: Marathon

State: Florida

Job Title: Nurse Practicioner

Area of Interest: Nursing