Nurse Practitioner

Organization/Company Name: 
CODA Health and Recovery
Position Description: 

We are CODA. We are a not-for-profit, research-focused behavioral health agency and the oldest opioid-addiction treatment facility in Oregon. We help adult clients whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges through compassionate, evidence-based care. Our comprehensive network of programs allow us to treat all forms of addiction at all levels of recovery through detoxification, residential, and outpatient care. We value our amazing employees and show it with excellent benefits, a supportive company culture and the opportunity to be part of a best-in-class research department.

Our positions are eligible for a generous benefits program including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer matching, and up to 4 weeks paid time off in the first year. Employees also receive priority consideration for career advancement opportunities as well as professional development training and support.

We are currently hiring a part-time Nurse Practitioner to join our treatment team in Hillsboro!

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

Determine eligibility for detox admission together with intake staff and medical director, as needed.

Conduct medical assessment and physical examination for newly admitted patients within 24 hours of being admitted. Assess medical needs and risks and create a plan for the safe detoxification of psychoactive substances and obtain short-term stabilization in preparation of additional treatment services.

Establish individual medication orders for newly admitted patients, often through phone-in consultation with other medical staff (RNs and CNAs).

Evaluate the medical status of newly admitted patients, consulting on and determining appropriate plan of action for special needs or circumstances outside of established processes.

Regularly evaluate patient medical status and adjust medication orders and other treatment parameters as indicated.

In collaboration with other members of interdisciplinary treatment team, develop recommendations and referrals to additional or ongoing treatment services.

Notify and consult with Medical Director or assigned Program Physician as needed.

Regularly review and modify admission and treatment protocols in conjunction with the Medical Director in order to improve quality of care.

Recognize and initiate appropriate response to medical emergencies. Lift patient if necessary for safety.

Provide on call medical coverage for patients, including fielding questions about medication administration or interactions. Consult with and provide direction for medical staff as needed in person or via telephone; prescribe medications used to treat withdrawal symptoms and additional medications as needed to accomplish treatment goals.

Ensure documentation is up to date in patient electronic medical record.

Participate in coordination of medical care, treatment team meetings, and similar other activities as needed.

Work collaboratively with CODA Directors/Managers to ensure that safety and industry standards are maintained program wide.

Maintain current licensure by updating job knowledge and participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations.

Travel to sites to provide services, pick up supplies or deliver medications.

Achieve outcomes using methods that align with CODA’s mission and values:

Communicate accurately and positively about recovery and the use of evidence-based treatments.

Use data and science to identify barriers, overcome obstacles, and inform decisions.

Be financially responsible; avoid waste, document accurately, seek new opportunities to serve.

Demonstrate compassion and respect for others.

Generate a sense of hope and optimism in your work.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

Assist with short-term coverage for additional clinical and administrative duties where needed.

Provide information and assistance to other team members, including training as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position provides work guidance for other positions within the department.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must possess and maintain an active, unencumbered Nurse Practitioner license.

Must possess license privileges to prescribe medications, including an active DEA license.

You must have graduated from a NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited master's or doctoral degree nursing program. You must hold national certification in a NP specialty through one of the OSBN-approved organizations (click here for a list).

Graduated from a nurse practitioner program specific to the NP category you are seeking within the last year; or,

Graduated from a nurse practitioner program specific to the NP category you are seeking & practiced as a nurse practitioner at least 192 hours within the last two years; or,

Practiced a minimum of 960 hours as a nurse practitioner within the last five years.

All initial NP applicants must provide documentation of a minimum of 384 hours of RN practice, which includes assessment and management of clients and is not completed as an academic clinical requirement or continuing education program. This requirement is waived for individuals practicing in the specialty area as a licensed certified nurse practitioner in another state besides Oregon for at least 384 hours in the advanced practice role.

The practice requirement allows for advanced nursing practice in a teaching, research, consulting or supervisory role in addition to direct practice.

All nurse practitioner applicants must additionally meet the requirements for prescriptive authority found in Division 56 of the Oregon Nurse Practice Act.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated consistency in the application of "6 Rights" of medication administration.

Demonstrated understanding of and ability to adhere to established principles of patient safety.

Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.

Comprehensive knowledge of substance use disorders, management and evaluation of substance use withdrawal syndromes, and treatment principles OR the ability to show proficiency in these areas within six months of hire.

Ability to utilize both oral and written communications skills to effectively communicate with patients, co-workers, community resources, supervisors, and various other individuals encountered in the course of performing work while maintaining patient confidentiality and establishing professional rapport.

Ability to maintain professional communications and boundaries while managing complex situations and interacting with individuals diagnosed with substance use or co-occurring conditions.

Ability to operate a computer, utilize basic MS Office programs, and effectively navigate and maintain patient records in an electronic medical records system.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

Current unencumbered Nurse Practitioner license.

Unrestricted DEA certificate to prescribe controlled substances.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or ability to acquire within 90 days of hire.

Crisis prevention certification (such as CPI) within 90 days of hire.

A valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.

Must be able to perform BLS for 15 minutes continuously and maintain BLS certification.

Must be able to utilize personal protective equipment and follow safety procedures while interacting directly with patients and working in a clinical environment, including handling of laboratory specimens.

Must be able to operate a personal computer, including reading from a computer monitor, keyboarding, and using a mouse.

Must be able to negotiate staircase, reach, bend, and handle objects.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Reliable transportation between multiple worksites.

Hepatitis B Series vaccinations within 6 months, or evidence of immunity via blood test.

Consistent attendance and punctuality are required of this position.

If in recovery from a substance-use disorder, must have continued abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years, per OAR 309-032-1520.

A negative result on all pre-employment, reasonable basis, and post-accident drug screens.

An acceptable criminal record as determined by DHS, the Oregon Administrative Rules, and the Oregon Revised Statutes; and no current supervised parole or probation.

An acceptable driving record and automobile insurance coverage as recommended by CODA’s automobile insurance provider

Position Function: 
Clinical
Position Type: 
Part Time
Benefits: 

Our positions are eligible for a generous benefits program including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer matching, and up to 4 weeks paid time off in the first year. Employees also receive priority consideration for career advancement opportunities as well as professional development training and support.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Current unencumbered Nurse Practitioner license.

Unrestricted DEA certificate to prescribe controlled substances.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or ability to acquire within 90 days of hire.

Crisis prevention certification (such as CPI) within 90 days of hire.

A valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license.

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1027 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
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