Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Heart of America Medical Center
  • Rugby, ND
  • Jun 26, 2020
Nurse Practitioner Nursing

Job Description

General Information Job Title: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Location: 800 SOUTH MAIN AVE RUGBY, ND, 58368 United States Contact Information Name: Jodi Schaan Phone: 701-776-5455 ext. 2814 Email: jschaan@hamc.com Description JOB TITLE: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner NAME:  ______________ Department: Clinic                                           Responsible to: Clinic Manager                     QUALIFICATIONS:  Education: Master’s degree from an accredited nurse practitioner program specializing in the field of psychiatry; or psychiatric nurse practitioner specialty program accreditation, current North Dakota nurse practitioner license, current unrestricted North Dakota DEA license -or eligible, BLS healthcare provider CPR, and a valid driver's license.   Experience: 1 year post-graduate experience preferred; experience in healthcare setting preferred.   JOB SUMMARY:  The psychiatric nurse practitioner, under the direction of the medical director, and/or clinic manager is a nurse practitioner who possesses additional clinical and didactic education to function at an advanced level of nursing practice. The nurse practitioner will be clinically competent in physical diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and management of health illness needs to provide direct patient care and education to patient, family, and staff. The psychiatric nurse practitioner will provide direct clinical services to patients on a wide spectrum of psychiatric issues, including medication management, psychotherapy, and facilitating group therapy. The psychiatric nurse practitioner will be responsible for supporting the intake process in the behavioral health program using established protocols and guidelines, and will support primary care providers in management of patients.   TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work shall be performed for a clientele in an area providing patient-client confidentiality.  Sometimes will work under frequent interruptions, and needing to do simultaneous tasks. Time and work production pressures.   TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical Activity: Mobility, reaching, writing, listening.   Hazards and Risks: Travel creates its own inherent hazards.  Direct patient care may result in exposure to contagious diseases, physical injury, or hazardous materials. Requirements   QUALIFICATIONS:  Education: Master’s degree from an accredited nurse practitioner program specializing in the field of psychiatry; or psychiatric nurse practitioner specialty program accreditation, current North Dakota nurse practitioner license, current unrestricted North Dakota DEA license -or eligible, BLS healthcare provider CPR, and a valid driver's license.   Experience: 1 year post-graduate experience preferred; experience in healthcare setting preferred. Summary ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Provides direct outpatient care to patients within the behavioral health program of Heart of America Johnson clinic's outpatient, rural health clinics by utilizing evidence based therapeutic modalities.   Works in the capacity of an independent, license provider in a competent, capable, professional manner which exemplifies the current standards of behavior of HAMC.   Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy, including crisis intervention when needed.   Completes initial assessments on patient's to determine DSM-V diagnosis, formulate treatment plans and provide appropriate treatment to promote patient progress towards goals, including but not limited to medication furnishing if indicated.   Provides reevaluation of treatment goals as needed.   Medication management support - furnishing and dispensing. Evaluates the uses of psychotropic and other drugs and the quality and appropriateness of care of mental health patients.   Practices within the ethical guidelines and scope of practice of the discipline.   Maintains caseload as primary provider in the mental health program and collaborates with other providers with shared patients as needed.   Participates in case conferences and team meetings to review individual needs and treatment plans.   Communicates and coordinates care with outside referral sources on the care mutual patients. And communicates, when necessary, with the family and the patient in person, by letter, or by telephone.   Assures the continuity of care for all patients under their care.   Consults with social worker, therapist, case managers, primary care providers, pharmacists, and other agencies as appropriate regarding integrated patient care.   Provides timely incomprehensive documentation at patient assessment, treatment, primary, goals, and progress in the EHR.   Maintains documentation in accordance with medical staff regulations and bylaws of HAMC.   Additional duties as assigned.