To manage a panel of patients with mental health disorders, to include diagnosis, and treatment with medication and other therapies. To serve as a mental health resource for intra-office and intra-departmental consultation and some staff training.
Perform mental health intake examinations and diagnose mental health disorders. Prescribe psychotropic medication and other treatment. Develop a follow-up plan and maintain continuity of care. Serve as a resource to Counseling Services and medical providers through consultation or formal training. Work in close collaboration with on-site psychiatrist, psychiatric resident and psychologists. Participate in preceptorship of professional (nurse practitioner) students. Maintain mental health department according to Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) standards. Actively participate in the performance improvement process.
Other functions as assigned.
Master's degree in nursing (MSN, MS) with current Texas registered nurse license. 2 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. National certification as a psychiatric-mental health NP, and recognition as an advanced practice nurse by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE). Current prescriptive authorization from BNE including prescribing controlled substances III-V. Must have DEA number or obtain one within first month of employment. Current basic life support certification. Proficient in the use of all medical equipment in the area of specialization. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
1 year experience in a similar position including the following: Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicines and treatments for mental health conditions; accurate understanding of psychiatric diagnoses and their medical and behavioral management; ability to make quick and accurate assessments of mental and behavioral conditions and develop appropriate management and treatment plans; ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations, making decisions, and responding to difficult or confrontational situations.
May work around standard office conditions Use of manual dexterity Criminal background check conducted.