Nurse Pract - Tobacco Treatmen-Ctr for Tobacco Independence
MaineHealth System - Portland, ME

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Job Details:
This is an 8 hour per week position.

The Tobacco Treatment Program at MMC has just secured an additional 8 hours of NP time to meet the increasing demand for tobacco referrals on our inpatient units. The hours are highly flexible but the greatest need is over the weekend. Consider this unique opportunity to gain expertise in treating tobacco use and dependence with a small group of committed, advanced practice providers. Sharpen your skills in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy; skills needed in all areas of health care. Training will be provided.

Please call Barbara Perry, FNP, TTS-C, Program Manager, for more information about the potential opportunities.

Summary of Position Description

This position is a specialist in treatment of tobacco use and dependence, delivering evidence based treatments, including behavioral counseling, pharmacotherapy and social support. Treatment is delivered face to face in the inpatient or outpatient setting, as well through other communication modalities such as telephone. Additional activities include health professional education, tobacco treatment consultation, and collaboration with the Center For Tobacco Independence (CTI) on projects related to tobacco intervention and research. The Nurse Practitioner supports Maine Medical Center's (MMC) mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, patient and family centered care, commitment to our community, and accountability. In accordance with the Nursing Standards of Care and within the guidelines of both Maine Medical Center Policies and Procedures and the Maine State Board of Nursing, the Nurse Practitioner provides advanced level health care to both chronic and episodic illnesses of selected patients. The development of a medical/nursing care plan encompasses collaboration and coordination with the patient/family, physician, appropriate other staff and community resources.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Advanced knowledge and skills in tobacco treatment training as identified by being (or applying to be) a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS-C).

Current license and registration to practice as required by the state of Maine.

Advanced knowledge and skills in conducting clinical histories and treating patients in the expanded practice model with minimal direction at a level generally acquired through 2 to 3 years in-depth experience as a Nurse Practitioner.

Analytical abilities necessary to obtain medical histories, conduct physical examinations if appropriate, prepare complex treatment plans, and treat assigned patients with minimal guidance and direction.

Ability and experience providing training and education on best practice of tobacco treatments.

Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a variety of personnel (e.g., patients, employees, physicians, and other health care professionals.)

Three- year minimum counseling experience, or related experience in a clinical setting.

Computer competency ? word processing, database management, etc.

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