Nurse Practitioner - Non-Profit Community Service Organization

  • $125,000.00/year
    Nurse Practitioner - Health Education/Substance Abuse/Disease Prevention

    - Full-Time
    - Occasional Weekends or Evenings
    - Flexible/Negotiable

    *This position is within a newly created program and the nurse practitioner will be involved in setting the hours of operation.*

    - $125,000+ Base Salary, dependent upon experience
    - Malpractice Coverage
    - Health Insurance
    - Paid Time Off
    - 401k
    - Others Negotiable

    Corona, New York

    Founded in 1965 in Queens, New York, this non-profit organization is a significant provider of human services for individuals ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.  They offer a wide variety of services and are excited to be expanding their reach to those individuals affected by substance abuse and opioid addiction, which has been made possible by generous grant funding.  They are seeking a nurse practitioner to work within and lead this new program, which will also focus on general health and wellness, health education, and disease prevention.

    This is an opportunity for a compassionate nurse practitioner to be part of a critical effort to help an in-need community.  Due to the scope of the position, the role will report to the Medical Director for clinical supervision and the Director of Behavioral Health Services for administrative supervision.

    In coordination with the Medical Director, the NP is responsible for:

    - coordinating and managing healthcare services and health education
    - encouraging health and wellness
    - promoting disease prevention
    - increasing access to substance abuse and medication assisted treatments
    - effectively engaging patients

    As this is a new role, the position will evolve and grow over time.  This requires a high level of adaptability, as the position will be changed, via collaboration between the NP and Medical Director, as needed.

    This position is highly autonomous.  The Medical Director will work on a part-time basis and the NP will be supported by other team members, including a social worker, and will serve as the main provider running the program, both clinically and from a leadership standpoint.

    The NP will practice in 2 locations - a non-medical clinic (the “resource center”) and a mobile unit that will provide community access to patients struggling with opioid addiction.

    The core duties include, but are not limited to:
    - participate in direct patient care
    - monitor, observe, and interpret patient symptoms
    - assess patient needs to provide the best possible care
    - provide instant medical care in emergencies
    - assess patients with known history of substance abuse disorders
    - refer patients to appropriate medical and behavioral health facilities
    - follow up on referrals to ensure proper coordination of care and services
    - coordinate with Medical Doctor and clinical staff for tele-practice services
    - conduct HIV/HEP-C screenings/testing
    - make HIV/HEP-C treatment referrals to high risk populations
    - conduct medical and addiction care, including the use of Buprenorphine and IM Naltrexone
    - perform inductions and maintenance of patients on Buprenorphine
    - author medication orders
    - coordinate with behavioral health team to ensure continuity of care
    - provide consultation and training to on-site staff
    - assist with identification and counseling of mental health and substance abuse problems
    - participate in departmental staff meetings and committees
    - participate in team meetings and case conferences
    - resolve participant problems utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
    - submit accurate and timely documentation
    - document services and treatment plans in EHR systems
    - be aware of and adhere to all agency and funding source policies and procedures

    As noted above, the NP’s time will be divided between the resource center and mobile unit.  The work is largely performed during business hours and the organization will work with the NP to set a mutually-agreeable schedule.  Rarely, the NP may need to work evening or weekend hours.  It’s estimated the need to field an after-hours phone call will be once every 1-2 weeks.

    Daily patient volume is anticipated to be 10 to 12 encounters.

    - New York NP and RN licenses
    - DEA
    - eligibility for DATA 2000 X waiver
    - clear background check
    - eligible for participation in Medicare and Medicaid
    - 1+ years of advanced practice experience
    - previous experience with a similar patient population
    - behavioral health background preferred
    - Spanish language skills a plus

    To apply for this position, please send your CV to Jenn Kunkel at or call (773) 998-1272.

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