The addiction psychiatry nurse practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team across at least two settings: the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry outpatient clinics. The NP will work alongside our addiction psychiatrists and counselors to diagnosis substance use disorder as well as co-occurring psychiatric disorders, to assist other medical teams to distinguish pain and opioid addiction, to initiate medications-for-addiction treatment when appropriate, and to treat co-occurring psychiatric disorders. As VUMC is in the process of expanding outpatient addiction services, the NP will play a central role in the development of treatment protocols and procedures for multidisciplinary collaboration.
The addiction psychiatry NP has a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and education, has a responsibility for ensuring adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and protocols, and guarantees an environment of high-quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
Basic Qualifications: This position requires a master's degree in Nursing and ANCC certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Twelve months of psychiatric nursing experience is preferred.
License Required: Current Tennessee RN license and TN APN certificate with certificate of fitness to prescribe.
Must be eligible for DEA license.
Additional Information: This is a full-time position; primary duties are Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM, with the possibility of on-call duty in rotation with other staff.
Department Summary: The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/schoolbasedprogram/about-us
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Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience. 12 months of nursing experience preferred; Inpatient acute care advanced practice nursing experience desirable.
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.
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