Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) / Physician Assistant (PA)

The LGBTQ community is fiercely and fabulously supportive of each other. But traditional rehabs donxe2x80x99t support them. Itxe2x80x99s time for the recovery community to recognize LGBTQ peoplexe2x80x99s gifts, their gender identities, and the systemic oppression that sometimes drives them to use substances in the first place. Most rehabs donxe2x80x99t understand the queer experience enough to provide an LGBTQIA+ standard of healthcare. Pride Detox isnxe2x80x99t just inclusivexe2x80x94 itxe2x80x99s queer and trans-led. We are a transforming, passionate, life changing company on a mission to help the LGBTQIA+ community have an authentic experience while recovering from drugs and alcohol. We celebrate our communityxe2x80x99s strengths and normalize their struggles. Our trauma-informed approach includes gender affirming, trauma-informed care as soon as clients arrive, destigmatizing sex work, and de-escalating folksxe2x80x99 mental health crisis rather than hospitalizing them. If this sounds like the transformative recovery community you want to be a part of, we want to hear from you. RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete Initial Psychiatric Evaluation and History and Physical on new clients within 24-48hrs of admissions. Deliver open communication and non-judgmental environment established with LGBTQ+ clients. Demonstrate a complete understanding of the risk factors of the LGBTQ+ population when assessing client and medical/mental health history. Demonstrate the ability to diagnose Gender Dysphoria appropriately when working with transgender and gender non-conforming patients, and prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy when needed. Review HIV Risk Assessment Medical Evaluation/Physical Screen including continuation/discontinuation of current medications, pain screen, Tuberculosis Skin Testing Questionnaire, and in some case Suicide Risk Assessment reviewed Provide re-evaluation as needed. Review discharge documentation and psych records from previous facilities and utilize for proper diagnosis. Issue Complete Releases for previous psych records requested from previous providers Evaluate medication and adjust appropriately Make sure that clients are not over medicated and only taking medications necessary to their well being after utilizing holistic perspective to treat the individual Avoid prescribing clients any narcotic or addictive medications including also (seroquel, neurontin, muscle relaxants etc.) Maintain a current Medication List and it is Up to Date at all times Document all medications approved from outside prescribers on the CT’s inspire medication list. Order drug screen reviews as necessary and review the same to make sure it is all proper. Send summary emails on days of visits to clinical staff describing any medication changes or dose adjustments, any potential risk, and other changes to be aware of. Have face to face communication with director of operations, clinical director, and therapists during time at facility and/or clinical staffing meetings Make yourself Available by phone in case of emergency or necessary psychiatric questions outside of the regularly scheduled client visits. Ensure that all medications are ordered at the time of follow-up visit and faxed with KIPU EMR to client’s designated pharmac REQUIREMENTS: Board Certified Physician Assistant, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist 2+ years working knowledge of addiction 1+ years working knowledge of clients with co-occurring disorders Working knowledge of Google Drive/Google Calendar, Excel, Group Me, KIPU EMR DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working experience and training with LGBTQ+ populations, more specifically working knowledge of Transgender Patients. Proficient knowledge of the ASAM criteria Extensive LGBTQ+ cultural awareness training Understanding of co occurring disorders and their influence on a person’s road to recovery. Progressive thinking in assessing psychiatric needs Good communication and interpersonal skills Gain others confidence and trust in you and your ability to take care of them. Highly organized, systematic and HABITUAL Willing to learn and add ways outside of what the job entails to add to company growth Ability to work with social work and mental health professionals, utilizing their knowledge and understanding of the clients when assessing/diagnosing. Pride Detox is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Inspire Recovery is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Pride Detox at (866)465-6889 Job Type: Contract Pay: $65.00 – $85.00 per hour Medical specialties: Addiction Medicine Psychiatry Work setting: Inpatient In-person People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply Experience: Addiction Treatment: 1 year (Preferred) LGBTQIA+: 1 year (Preferred) Nursing: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification: Certified Nurse Practitioner (Preferred) Ability to Commute: Long Beach, CA (Preferred) Work Location: In person

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