Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Specializing In Psychiatry

Job Summary

·      Assess and evaluate adults/adolescents experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health disorder.

·      Analyze and evaluate patient data/information and test or examine findings to diagnose nature and extent of behavioral health disorder(s).

·      Prescribe, and/or direct psychotherapeutic treatments or medication to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.

·      Collaborate with physicians, advance practice nurses, psychologists, social workers, nurses, or other professionals to discuss service plans and progress.

·      Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained via self-report, relatives, and other professionals.

·      Counsel patients during appointments as necessary.

·      Design/participate in the development of individualized service plans, using a variety of treatments.

·      Examine or order laboratory or diagnostic tests for patients to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorder.

·      Advise and inform guardians, relatives, and significant others of patient’s conditions and treatment when clinically appropriate.

·      Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists and medical professionals.

·      Prepare and submit assessments, progress notes, reports and summaries to entities/agencies as required by organization where placed.

·      Return calls and emails promptly (within 24 hours of receipt or sooner if clinically necessary).

·      Follow the chain of command at the organization where placed (e.g. clinical issues should be brought to the attention of the placement organization’s medical director etc.)

·      Abide by the policies and procedures of the organization where placed.

Qualifications and Skills

·      Graduation from a program specializing in a psychiatry/mental health;

·      ANCC certification in one of the following areas:

·      Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

·      An unrestricted DEA registration in each state where direct services will be provided;

·      A state-issued Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) in each state where direct services will be provided (if required by state);

·      Registration with the state Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) in each state where direct services will be provided (if required by state);

·      No suspension/exclusion/debarment from participation in federal health care programs (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP)

Positions Available

·      Full Time

·      Part Time

·      Per Diem