Job Application - Alcohol & Drug Council Of Tompkins Co

Job Posting OPEN

Physician Assistant or General Nurse Practitioner

~Open until filled~

PCN: 1033
Classification: Part Time; Non-Exempt; 12-month 
Department: Clinic & Residential Programs
Reports to: Medical Director

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a Licensed Physician Assistant OR Licensed Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner in New York State with a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant studies or Nursing from an accredited college or university. Individuals with Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or other psychiatric specialty designation a plus. Must possess DATA 2000 waiver OR be able to obtain it within three (3) months after hire date. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and computer competency/fluency. Reliable transportation required; valid NYS driver's license preferred.

The Physician Assistant or General Nurse Practitioner is part of an interdisciplinary team and is knowledgeable about evidence-based practices for substance use disorder (SUD) assessments. This position is responsible for evaluating physical health, mental health, and substance use disorders, making recommendations for team-wide treatment interventions, and direct implemention of medical interventions. The successful candidate is familiar with DSM-5 and LOCADTR, and has experience with evidence-based treatments and medication interventions for SUD withdrawal and stabilization. 




·          Complete medical assessments to determine medical conditions, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders; 

·          Evaluate symptoms of substance use disorders and mental health disorders; 

·          Develop the medical component of treatment/recovery plans; 

·          Follow and customize in a patient-centered manner evidence-based withdrawal protocols and progress monitoring procedures for the Outpatient, Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Programs; 

·          Evaluate medication-assisted treatment needs and monitor initiation/continuation of treatment in support of ongoing recovery and minimization of emotional discomfort resulting from early recovery; 

·          Treat, diagnose, and prescribe for conditions that fall within the specialty area; 

·          Make appropriate medical referrals for conditions that are beyond the scope of care that can reasonably be provided within the residence or clinic; 

·          Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and provide medical perspective and recommendations as appropriate. 

·          Order lab tests, review results, and share results and recommendations with residents and outpatients; 

·          Diagnose and treat medical, psychiatric, and substance use disorders; 

·          Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings; 

·          Document all medical activities appropriately in the electronic health record; 

·          Give clear directions to nursing staff regarding expectations of nursing protocols that support medical assessment and treatment plan; 

·          Provide support to the Medical Director to ensure consistent medical policies and protocols throughout the residential programs; 

·          Collaborate with Medical Director in all cases where clinically significant questions or deviations from protocol are present; 

·          Other duties as assigned. 

Compensation: Competitive; $60-70/hr; Commensurate with experience

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, amnesty status, veteran status, or disability.

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. is a STAR LRP-approved facility and a Certified Living Wage Employer