Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient Behavioral Health
Full Time (Exempt)
Work Hours: Day shift
Under the leadership of the Department Director and Assistant Director, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing care to patients with acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Duties include the evaluation and treatments of patients including, but not limited to, performing initial and follow up psychiatric assessments; initiating, renewing, and changing medications; ordering routine laboratory, radiological, and diagnostic tests and providing initial interpretations of results; initiating or expediting requests for consultations, special tests or studies; evaluating and initiating therapy for acute and chronic mental health problems; providing education and training (individual or groups) to the patient and family as necessary; and communicating clinical findings to Physicians. Duties also include documenting all findings and results in the medical record.
Important dimensions of this position consist of excellence in patient care through observation, assessment, nursing judgment, communication skills and interpersonal relations. Must have demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making ability and able to work independently.
Two years previous experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in acute inpatient mental health field strongly preferred. Experience with dual diagnosis patients preferred. Must be an approved Medicare provider. Must demonstrate a thorough and complete understanding of psychotropic medications, side effects, and drug/drug interactions.
Masters of Science degree in Nursing required.
State of California RN and Nurse Practitioner license with specialty certification in psychiatry. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required. Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) certification must be obtained within the first 6 months of hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2730