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Nurse Practitioner/Physicians’ Assistant




"I love my job because I feel like I have a voice. The leadership team is always willing to give a helping hand or an ear to listen to my concerns." — Jessica D., RCA LPN

"The atmosphere in RCA is different, it’s like family. People care, people smile, people love what they do and I think that makes all the difference when you walk into work every day. I have the opportunity to help people become whole again. I work with talented nursing, clinical and administrative staff who work around the clock to help the clients achieve that same goal," -Ashley B., RCA LPN

RCA’s Passion

In 2013, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) announced a goal: Save one million lives from the disease of addiction. We’re working fast and hard to fulfill that promise, with over 11 facilities that offer evidence-based inpatient, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We know one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to addiction treatment; that’s why we tailor our treatment for each patient and offer specialized programs for patients with trauma and multiple recurrences, as well as programs for older adults, first responders, and more.

We believe in the power of local treatment, because families are a huge part of the treatment and recovery process at RCA. Our family program rebuilds, restores, or strengthens family relationships.

Our curriculum, resources, and evidence-based care were created to help patients not just achieve recovery, but maintain it for life. All of our services and treatment are delivered by clinical expertise – that’s where you come in.

As an LPN, RN, or Nurse Practitioner, you’ll be a part of our exciting mission of helping millions of people jumpstart their recovery. Your medical expertise will aid in patient recovery, as you support and implement effective techniques which will make a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and communities.

If you’re looking for a fulfilling, life-changing job, Recovery Centers of America is the right place for you. And you’re the right candidate for us!

Position Overview: Working under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Nurse Practitioner assumes total nursing care of specific patients, including diagnosis, treatment and consultations. Follows established nursing standards, procedures, and practices and gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff. The NP may work in an inpatient or outpatient situation and can perform independently or as part of a treatment team. An NP may also conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. May also prescribe medications if holding appropriate credentials and educate patients about the options available to them for MAT.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs the following:
    • Initial History and Physical Examination, intermittent medical assessments as warranted.
    • Recommends and/or orders medical interventions such as appropriate laboratory work, diagnostic imaging studies (X-rays, CT Scan, MRI, etc.) medications and protocols for detoxification.
    • Documents appropriately in the medical record. Utilizes dictation to complete required documentation in a timely manner such as admission assessment, history and physical examinations, intermittent assessments and recommendations, and patient discharge summaries.
    • Assesses the physiological and behavioral health status and assesses the psychosocial health status of the adult or adolescent patient.
  • Completes initial assessments and develops the plan of care. Assists in the development of treatment plans and nursing care plans for patients and provides nursing care consistent with the treatment plans.
  • Reviews outpatient health history and information and makes appropriate clinical recommendations.
  • Interacts with patients, counseling staff, clinical dietician, psychiatrist, medical director, other nurse practitioner(s), and other members of the interdisciplinary care team in such a manner that promotes a high standard of care.
  • Participates in the delivery of individualized patient care following approved procedures as warranted.
  • Functions under the direct supervision of the Medical Director in accordance with Nursing Standards of Care, Standards of Practice for Registered Professional Nurse as directed by the State Board of Nursing, Nursing Service and Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Determines mobility needs to assist with fall prevention and the determination of high risk for compromised skin integrity.
  • Verifies the physicians’ orders.
  • Recognizes, reports and acts upon reports of deviation in diagnostic studies.
  • Identifies patient problems based on data related to the adult and adolescent’s health status.
  • Identifies patient problems pertinent to psychiatric diagnostic impression. Schedules psychiatric evaluation.
  • Collaborates with treatment team to include ancillary departments in order to determine appropriate treatment/discharge plan.
  • Develops outcome statements for the adult and adolescent patient.
  • Develops criteria for measurement of goals and communicates goals to appropriate persons to include patient, family, significant others and documents same. Obtains signature of patient.
  • Revises/updates plan of care based on patient progress or lack thereof.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of CPI techniques.
  • Establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success. Leads and engage staff through articulation of a vision and mission that inspires others. Play a key role in attracting, developing and retaining talented clinicians.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, current state license.
  • State Registered Nurse Practitioner required
  • 5-7 years nursing experience, five years’ experience in substance abuse preferred
  • Knowledge of medical health care diagnoses and terminology, detoxification procedures, the diseases of addiction and substance abuse disorders, co-occurring disorders, DSM Criteria and terminology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in both positive and negative situations, has good listening skills, asks for clarification appropriately, responds well to questions, demonstrates group presentation skills and appropriately participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
* Ethics: Ethics is reflected in integrity, which includes elements of honesty, responsibility, credibility, and the ability to use ethical considerations to guide decisions and actions.
* Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment: Provides direct mental health care services. Synthesizes theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of mental health and illness states.
* Nurse Practitioner/Patient Relationship: Demonstrates the personal, collegial, and collaborative approach that enhances the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner’s effectiveness of patient care.
* Cultural Competence: Provides culturally-competent care, delivering patient are with respect to cultural and spiritual beliefs, and making health care resources available to patients from diverse cultures.
Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Job Location: Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall – 314 Grove Neck Road, Earleville, Maryland 21919