Mental Health Resource Center is seeking a full-time Psychiatric ARNP/APRN in Jacksonville. This position will provide services for the MHRC North Adult Inpatient Program.
This position works on a psychiatric crisis stabilization unit that provides services for the adult population. Most patients are admitted involuntarily to the facility via the Baker Act, the mental health act of Florida. The normal length of stay on the unit for patients is typically 3-5 days. Due to the types of services provided, crisis stabilization units are a fast paced working environment and present employees with challenging and rewarding opportunities.
Employees work together and support one another in a friendly, team oriented atmosphere.
The essential functions of the Psychiatric ARNP include, but are not limited to:
- Provides diagnosis, medication, therapies, interventions and other approved treatment modalities for assigned caseload; maintains therapeutic environment.
- Assesses patients in psychiatric crisis.
- Ensures each patient has problem-oriented treatment plan with appropriate goals and objectives.
- Ensures that patient is fully informed regarding any medication prescribed and signs the appropriate informed consent paperwork.
- Prescribes medication in accordance with state licensure, protocol, and the MHRC IDP formulary.
- Provides medication education, including side effects. Educates individuals about medication administration issues, notably compliance with prescribed regimen.
- Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.
In order to be considered, a candidate must have a Master's Degree in Nursing and a current ANCC Certification in Psychiatric Nursing
Candidates must have a current ARNP/APRN License in the state of Florida.
One year of experience in psychiatric nursing with one year of experience working with the chronically mentally ill adult population is required.
Strong communication skills are essential and this individual must be able to interact appropriately with internal and external customers, including patients, families, caregivers, community service providers, supervisory staff and other department professionals.
The ARNP needs to make sound decisions independently and demonstrate good judgment on a daily basis, including but not limited to recognizing emergencies and life threatening situations and responding appropriately.
Each employee contributes to the completeness and confidentiality of clinical records by ensuring documentation, paperwork and system entries meet internal and external guidelines for content, accuracy and timeliness. Must demonstrate proficiency in the MHRC Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Patient Information System demonstrated within three months of employment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and email are required.
This is a full-time position, Monday- Friday. Weekend on-call opportunities are also available.
MHRC offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time positions.