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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Strategic Behavioral Health
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Job Description:





Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Rock Prairie Behavioral Health - College Station, TXPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level Masters DegreeSalary Range UndisclosedTravel Percentage UndisclosedJob Shift DayJob Category Health CareDescription Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Advanced Practice Nurse provides medical care and treatment to patients. Performs physical examinations to determine general physical condition within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician. Orders, interprets and evaluates laboratory and diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs. Determines nature and extent of mental disorder, discusses case with physician and other health professionals and formulates a comprehensive treatment program. Submits individualized treatment plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by physician. Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment utilizing variety of psychotherapeutic methods and medications. May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.

Consideration:

The selected candidate will receive a competitive salary along with an attractive benefit package which includes:




  • Medical (choice of options), dental and vision insurance



  • Long and short-term disability



  • Paid time off



  • 401(k) with company match



  • Life insurance






    Qualifications Education / Licensure:

    Position requires a graduate from an accredited school of advanced practice nursing with a minimum of a master's degree, doctorate level preferred. Candidate must have current and valid national certification as an APRN. Candidate must have a current, valid, unencumbered license to practice by the Texas state Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

    A minimum of three-(3) years' experience, including management/supervision experience in an acute behavioral health-care facility is desired.

    Skills:

    1) Comprehensive understanding of the approved scope of nursing practice for advanced practice, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants and non-licensed nursing personnel; 2) Application of nursing standards and practice within an acute psychiatric setting; 3) Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competency to nursing practice; 4) Effective respond and actively participate in a psychiatric crisis to resolution; 5) Prepares documentation that reflects an advanced practice nursing perspective and 6) Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework.

    Additional Requirements:

    Timely renew of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for healthcare professionals certification, professional skills verification and "Handle with Care" (psychiatric crisis management) certification. Thorough knowledge of TJC, CMS, OSHA, and state and federal regulatory requirements. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.

Keywords: Strategic Behavioral Health, College Station , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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