PURPOSE: The Nurse Practitioner works with the Medical and Psychiatric Providers to provide direct care for clients as well as intervening during a crisis to stabilize, treat, and manage care under the integrated model.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Serves as a psychiatric health practitioner to clients with psychiatric needs. Completes initial assessments, crisis interventions, family interventions, focused assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, client education, progress towards treatment goals, and discharge plans including psychiatric and medical aspects of the client's care, treatment, and services based on best practices.
- Serves as the primary psychiatric practitioner to clients. Completes psychiatric evaluations, performs differential diagnostic assessments, treatment interventions, and client education. Makes recommendations for post-discharge and participates in care coordination with community-based psychiatric care providers.
- Document the client's progress in the clinical record in addition to medication flow sheets according to established policy. Completes medication education and informed consent.
- Orders laboratory tests according to standards of medical practice. Reviews health assessment completed by nursing staff obtains a past and current medical history, as well as conducts a focused psychiatric examination as indicated, according to established guidelines. Initiates contact with the Primary Psychiatrist and other Clinicians according to established guidelines.
- Assesses the client's needs and guides the treatment team while managing the client's treatment plan. Reviews and utilizes all available documentation form the clinical team.
- Provides necessary information to the clinical team regarding inpatient utilization. Utilizes appropriate medication based on best practices, in addition to appropriately completing required documentation for preauthorization of pharmacy services.
- Works closely with other personnel to ensure that each treatment modality is appropriate for the consumer in addition to working with outside psychiatric providers, emergency room medical staff, mobile crisis team staff, detox treatment staff, other psychiatric urgent cares in the community, and inpatient services.
- Follows all company policies and procedures.
- Follows the ethical guidelines of the licensing body.
- Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with certification in family health.
- Certified Psychiatric PMHNP preferred.
- Current TB Test.
- Current RN License, Nurse Practitioner and DEA Licenses issued by the state of Arizona.
- Current BLS certification.
- Current Influenza vaccine
- Preferred minimum of two years in the behavioral health field.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and extremely detail oriented.
- Ability to be flexible with multiple projects and changing situations.
- Ability to work independently.
- Follows ethical guidelines of license field/scope.