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APRN, Medication Assisted Recovery Center

Department: Medical Services - Behavioral Care
Location: Pueblo, CO

Health Solutions is a premier wellness center focused on whole person care.  With almost 400 employees in Southern Colorado, you would be joining a mighty team of support and administrative staff, clinicians, physicians, nurses, and others in our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

We’re looking for a full-time APRN (FNP or PMHNP) to work Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm at our Medically Assisted Recovery Center (MARC) at 41 Montebello Road in Pueblo.

What You’ll Be Doing

As an APRN with the MARC, you would be providing direct care to patients in a fast-paced mental healthcare and addiction recovery practice. Creating and sustaining positive, compassionate interactions with patients and providing high quality care will be central to the work you do. You would conduct assessments, manage cases, and provide supportive therapy with utmost kindness and care. Your attention to detail and problem-solving skills will be important to your responsibilities related to evaluating and managing medications. Furthermore, you’d have the distinct opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary team of Health Solutions professionals to serve our community.

Specifically, the APRN's responsibilities include the following areas:

Administrative duties

  • Maintains accurate and current records with 100 percent compliance with Health Solutions’ standards
  • Uses electronic health records and electronic prescribing accurately and facilely to promote patient care

Clinical duties

  • Conducts assessments and engages with patients with kindness and a focus on their needs
  • Prepares and administers prescribed medications, injections, and vaccinations
  • Facilitates timely and accurate medication prescriptions and refills
  • Maintains medications securely
  • Cares for wounds
  • Maintains and organizes medication records
  • Reviews laboratory results with the treatment team and patients
  • Applies best practices in medical care and medication assisted treatment
  • Monitors chronic disease markers and reviews them with the treatment team and patients
  • Uses developmental milestones in assessing and caring for patients
  • Offers psychoeducation to patients and their family about topics relevant to high quality care (e.g., disease processes, sleep hygiene, nutrition, behavior modification)
  • Implements preventive medical interventions in collaboration with patients and healthcare specialists
  • Evaluates behavioral health assessments and makes referral to behavioral health professionals
  • Witnesses urine toxicology screenings and performs oral drug testing
  • Maintains productivity

Care integration and collaboration

  • Participates in and effectively collaborates with our multidisciplinary teams of professionals to promote the best quality care
  • Participates as a valuable team member in meetings and consultations with other members of the team

Health Solutions expects all staff to

  • Adapt to change in the workplace and use change as an opportunity for innovation and creativity;
  • Take ownership of problems, brainstorm problem resolutions, use sound judgment in selecting solutions to problems, and then demonstrate consistent follow through;
  • Possess the job knowledge and skills to perform the fundamental job functions, and willingly assume greater responsibility over time regarding the scope of work;
  • Inspire and model collaborative teamwork; and
  • Demonstrate accommodation, politeness, helpfulness, trust building, appropriate boundaries, and flexibility in customer service

What We’re Looking For—The Must-Haves

  • Current license as a FNP or PMHNP in Colorado
  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited academic institution
  • DATA 2000 waiver of 100+
  • Experience with and knowledge of the effective use of psychiatric medicine
  • Two years of experience as a FNP or PMHNP
  • Current Colorado driver’s license
  • Access to reliable transportation during work hours
  • Computer proficiency

What We’d Like to See in You—The Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience caring for adults with addictions, and severe and persistent mental illness
  • Track record of working successfully as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in managed care environments
  • Spanish language skills

What You’ll Like About Us

  • Competitive pay. $138,765 annually
  • Most weekends and holidays off
  • Generous benefits package. Paid holidays, PTO, EAP, tuition reimbursement, retirement, insurances, and FSA
  • Employee recognition and celebrations
  • Warm and friendly work environment in which staff respect and learn from one another
  • Meaningful work with opportunities to serve our neighbors in Pueblo

Closing date:  Open until filled                                                                                                                                                EOE M/F


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