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Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC Physician Assistant in Colorado

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions and mental health concerns.

With facilities in various regions of the U.S., we have been furthering this mission since our inception, applying our advanced approach to patient care.

Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.

The Physician Assistant provides medical services to patients in treatment under the supervision of a licensed physician. Psychiatric Physician Assistants perform Psychiatric duties, Family Nurse Practitioners perform Primary care duties.

Works effectively with the facility leadership team to ensure success of the facility by completing the following:

  • Provide all psychiatric and/or medical services within a reasonable and expected medical standards and in conformance with all requirements that may be imposed from time to time by the applicable health licensing boards.

  • Maintain timely, complete, accurate and legible medical records for all patients evaluated and treated by the Physician Assistant.

  • Maintain a licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant in state of practice in good standing and maintain continuing education credits in accordance with all applicable State requirements, during the course of employment.

  • Obtain complete and focused evaluations within the regulatory timeframes.

  • Perform complete and focused physical/psychiatric exams within the regulatory timeframes.

  • Provide medication management, which may include psychotropic medication, at all levels of care.

  • Order and obtain appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostics.

  • Assess laboratory test and diagnostics and base clinical decisions on the interpretation.

  • Identify current, potential, and historical health problems.

  • Authorized to initiate sending orders at all facilities including the detox program.

  • Actively participate and recommend care/ treatment in the daily Flash and treatment team meetings.

  • When prescribing medication that needs to be ordered by an MD/ DO, consult with that provider before entering a telephone order. Example—Suboxone in all states, or Benzodiazepines, C-IV, C-III or C-II in FL.

  • Attend mandatory supervisory meeting with physician weekly or as deemed appropriate by the supervising physician or Medical Director.

  • Authorized to sign documents on behalf of the supervising physician, attending physician or other physician under Medical Director’s supervision.

  • May extend standing orders to accommodate patient’s length of stay.

  • Diagnose acute and chronic illnesses.

  • Develop treatment plans which may include pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and educational interventions, as well as follow-ups, consultations and referrals.

  • Initiate, monitor and alter treatment plans within regulatory guidelines.

  • Provide health promotion, medication and disease prevention education.

  • Provide wellness/health maintenance and annual physicals (medical only).

  • Consult and refer to other health-care providers

  • In the event a physician is not available in an emergency situation; the Nurse Practitioner shall take the appropriate measures within his/her scope of practice and make arrangements for the care of the patient(s).

  • Reporting any concerns to immediate supervisor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Master's Degree

  • Minimum one (1) year in the medical and/or behavioral healthcare field

  • Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of Practice

Position Compentencies:

  • Ability to identify short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; provide information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommend options and courses of action; implement physician directives.

  • Proficiency to assess patient health by interviewing patients; perform physical examinations; obtaining, update, and studying medical histories.

  • Ability to determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results.

  • Ability to documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

  • Demonstrate the ability to performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.

  • Demonstrate patient confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Effective time management.

We offer great benefits including 401(k), paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, and much more.

Advanced Recovery Systems, a national integrated behavior healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We invite you to learn more about us at our website!

The Company complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups based on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices/EEO

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.

ID: 2020-2656

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