Nurse Practitioner Supervisor, Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Alexandria, VA
Jul 27, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time
Nurse Practitioner Supervisor, Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Position Overview:

The Alexandria Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) is hiring for the position of Nurse Practitioner Supervisor. This critical role provides direct clinical care to clients receiving Medication Assisted Treatment services and serves as a clinical leader on our multidisciplinary team of medical and behavioral health therapy professionals. Our nationally recognized program has been repeatedly highlighted by State and Federal agencies as a Center of Excellence; we are recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner who brings this same level of excellence and passion to our program. Candidates must have or be able to obtain and maintain a waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine.

Examples of Duties:
  • Ensures that nursing services and program operations comply with State and Federal regulations through supervision and evaluation of program nurses;
  • Ensures nursing/medication administration coverage during clinic operation hours;
  • Ensures nursing documentation is timely, accurate, and meets documentation standards;
  • Assesses clients upon admission to obtain medical, mental health, and substance use history;
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates tests to identify and assess client’s clinical problems and health needs (e.g., TB, HIV, Hepatitis, etc.) at admission;
  • Monitors medical status of clients that are pregnant, have HIV infection, and/or are medically fragile;
  • Monitors drug screen and breathalyzer test results coordinating with the treatment team;
  • Provides nursing/medical recommendations for the patient’s plan of care with the treatment team;
  • Triages clients to be seen by the Medical Supervisor and/or refers them to the hospital or provides resources to appropriate and available medical services tracking outcomes and providing follow-up as needed;
  • Monitors clients on psychotropic or other medications for side effects;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you need to have (Minimum Qualifications):

The applicant must have a four-year college degree from an accredited school of nursing, a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and the nurse practitioner distinction (NP). The applicant is licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) and certified as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia with prescriptive authority or eligible for such licensure/certification. Has a waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine. Current AED/CPR certification with a minimum of two years’ experience practicing within specialty area or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

What makes you a preferred candidate?

At least one-year of supervisory experience overseeing the work of nurses and/or other medical staff. Three or more years’ experience as a registered nurse (RN) with one year of providing nursing services in a substance use disorder treatment or detoxification setting. Thorough knowledge of nursing and clinic policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of approved medical terminology and abbreviations; thorough knowledge of the function, use, maintenance, and safety precautions of all equipment used; ability to interview and assess clients, and to provide recommendations concerning medical treatment issues; ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the performance of subordinate nurses; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to verbalize information in such a manner that will stimulate, teach, and motivate assigned staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships among staff, hospital employees, administration, physicians, visitors, and clients; ability to ensure that clinic operations and nursing services comply with State and Federal regulations; and the ability to ensure the maintenance of program/client records and statistics; has the ability to order, interpret, and evaluate tests to identify and assess patients’ clinical problems and health needs; able to perform complete medical histories and physical examinations. The preferred candidate is comfortable and proficient using various office technologies including Microsoft Word.

Who we are:

As a member of the Division of Clinical and Emergency Services, you will work alongside professionals who are passionate about providing top-notch clinical services to adults with behavioral health and substance use disorders. We’re dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals and dedicated to supporting and valuing our staff. We are a community of lifelong learners who collaborate, challenge, and support each other to advance our clinical knowledge and skills, and help our clients achieve the best outcomes.

What we offer you:

In addition to an awesome group of people to work with, the City of Alexandria offers great benefits!

As a full-time employee, of the City of Alexandria, the following are available to you:
  • Health Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development
  • Employee Transportation Benefits Program
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave/Sick Leave Bank
  • Paid City Holidays
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Spring Health Mental Health Services
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is also a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Use the following link to access the PSLF website and learn about this program in detail:

Schedule (On-site)

Work hours will be determined upon offer of employment based on program needs. The program is open Monday through Saturday, 7:00AM - 3:30PM. As an Essential Employee, you along with your team will be expected to coordinate care for clients during times when the city may be closed (holidays, inclement weather, etc.).

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Four-year college degree from an accredited school of nursing with an advanced degree as a nurse practitioner. Licensed as a Registered Nurse and Certified as a Family, Women's, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have prescriptive authority or eligible for such licensure/certification. Current AED/CPR certification. Minimum of two years practicing within specialty area or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year supervising the work of Nurses and/or medical staff. Three to four years of experience as a registered nurse; at least one year of which includes providing professional nursing services in a substance abuse treatment or detoxification setting. Current waiver or the ability to obtain a waiver to provide buprenorphine in MAT setting.


Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a FBI criminal records check, child abuse registry, and pre-employment drug screen.

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