Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Addiction/SUD

Ark Behavioral Health- Ohio Recovery Center - Van Wert, OH

We are looking for a Full Time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at our Ohio Recovery Center in Van Wert, OH. 

The Nurse Practitioner assists the Medical Director with assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the delivery of patient care on our Residential unit. 


  • Collect and record data in a comprehensive, accurate and systemic manner.
  • Initiating and completing initial History and Physical within 48 hours.
  • Evaluating the impact of therapeutic interventions upon the therapeutic milieu.
  • Shares pertinent information with team as obtained from patients or family throughout the program.
  • Collaborates with the Medical Director to provide medical care.
  • Documents patient progress/ regress according to established policies and procedures.
  • Providing primary care and Medical / Psychiatric Treatment
  • Instructing patients in medication self-administration, and health education as needed.
  • Reviewing lab results and providing treatment and or referral as needed.
  • Initiate, monitor and manage therapies including pharmacotherapy per protocol as approved by the Medical Director.
  • Evaluate behavioral problems and diagnosis and make treatment recommendations.
  • Ordering consults for other medical specialties as needed and as approved by the Medical Director.
  • Providing Medical Director with findings of case reviews and a detailed consult report stating the exact nature of the consult request.
  • Manages time effectively for proper balance between administrative unit responsibilities and nursing responsibilities.
  • Assists in reviewing, revising, and formulating policies and procedures specific to Program, with approval of the Medical Director
  • Assists in evaluating patient care daily by assessing patients as needed.
  • Providing Utilization Review with the detailed information needed for the appropriate level of care of the patient.
  • Ensuring continuity of care through the use of foresight in directing, controlling, planning and organizing patient care.
  • Serving as patient advocate, clinical resource person and role model for nursing personnel.
  • Maintain that all notes are in the chart in the appropriate section for review by the Medical Director.
  • Ensure that any client that is in need of urgent psychiatric care that the Baker Act is enforced and that the client is placed in an appropriate facility for such care.
  • Keep open dialogue with the Medical Director for optimal client care.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with clients with Substance Use Disorders.


  • 2+ years of Psych experience as an APRN.
  • Graduated from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and have a Master's degree in Nursing, which includes clinical training in a Psychiatric Mental Health.

Send resume to:

Ark Behavioral Health- Ohio Recovery Center
15145 Lincoln Highway
Van Wert, OH 45891