About UsBehavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.
The Nurse Practitioner is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Provides professional services in collaboration with licensed physician within scope of practice/certification, including, but not limited to: completes comprehensive history and physical examination, formulates diagnosis, develops/implements treatment plan.; prescribes medications, orders and evaluates diagnostic tests; Teaches and counsels individuals, families and groups.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned.
1. Makes treatment decisions within authority delegated by collaborating physician, including ordering lab tests and prescribing medications.2. Orders referrals, consultations, therapeutic services, and confers with other specialists on course of care and treatment.3. Analyzes issues such as social, economic and family dynamics as well as the disease or injury that might cause the patient to seek medical care.4. Evaluates patients’ educational needs and provides appropriate educational information and/or materials. 5. Obtains appropriate consent as necessary.6. Reviews and follows up on lab and testing results, general correspondence, etc., both on location and at a distance through use of EMR.7. Evaluates treatment according to defined quality measures.8. Documents all services using EMR.9. Completes periodic quality reviews as assigned.10. Provides direction for nursing care to program nurses when appropriate.11. Takes ownership of schedule and takes initiative to seek out opportunities to effectively maximize work schedule to the benefit of patient care and organizational need.12. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) -OR- Doctoral degree in Nursing Practice (DNP) is required. 2. Current Michigan Registered Nurse (RN) license -AND- board certification as Nurse Practitioner (NP) are required, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (preferred).3. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to make quality, independent decisions.4. Strong interpersonal skills.5. Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with a strong customer-service orientation.6. Credentialing ability on all professional levels. 7. Exercises independent judgment to plan, organize and carry out diagnostic and treatment activities.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. Prior work experience in a similar role of 1 -3 years is required.2. Two years previous experience as an NP or five years practice in Nursing in healthcare setting is preferred.