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APN-Substance Abuse  


Seeking to hire a full-time Advance Practice Nurse (APN) for the Substance Abuse

Job summary

  • Delivers care to clients of all ages developing therapeutic plans of care for prevention, management and maintenance of optimum health for individuals
  • Assesses, diagnoses, treats, manages, evaluates and monitors acute and chronic illnesses/health conditions, administers prevention services, and counsels psychologically challenged individuals
  • Completes corresponding documentation for services provided to clients
  • Orders, performs, interprets, evaluates, and reviews diagnostic studies and procedures
  • Prescribes and dispenses pharmaceuticals, evaluates outcomes and dictates changes in plans
  • Orders lab testing as appropriate
  • Makes referrals to health care professionals, specialists, other clinics and community agencies
  • Maintains client records in accordance with Agency Policy and Procedure
  • Maintains registry of health screening data (i.e. glucose, lipids, blood pressure, weight, BMI, blood work, etc.)
  • Monitors health status of client’s longitudinally
  • Reports health status of participants to the treatment team
  • Participates in the development of the participant’s recovery plan
  • Coordinate all medical care services, link consumers with specialty care and provide supports in accessing the care
  • Provide psycho-education and wellness related services
  • Serves as a consultant and collaborator to/with the treatment team, clients and community professionals
  • Assists/instructs other treatment team members in the management of client care
  • Ensures that client records are kept confidential consistent with the Agency policies and procedures and HIPAA standards. Monitors HIPAA compliance within the work environment
Position Requirements


  • MSN degree from accredited school of nursing
  • One (1) year experience working with a psychiatric population
  • Knowledge and experience of Universal Precautions
  • Knowledge and experience of Emergency Medical Treatment/First Aid
  • Must comply with continuing education as required by DMHS every two years
  • A valid NJ RN license
  • Current and valid NJ APN certificate
  • Current and valid Federal DEA certificate
  • Current and valid CDS certificate
  • Current and valid CPR certification
  • Valid driver's license and must be insurable by agency's automobile insurance
  • Completion of Data 2000 Waiver training related to prescribing Bupronorphine and
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEAX) Certificate or is eligible to obtain one



CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.

Care Plus NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry under the ADA.  Care Plus as a healthcare provider mandates that all new hires have the COVID vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for the protection of our employees and the clients we serve.  Therefore, prior to Orientation you will be required to upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot.  Failure to have this information timely upload to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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