Reporting directly to the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services or a designee, the incumbent in this position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team and is responsible for conducting comprehensive psychiatric assessments, diagnosing patient conditions, implementing therapies, treatment planning, administering/managing medication, monitoring patient progress, and providing support to patient families, and primary care provider.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.
•Monitor patients' medication usage and results.
•Interpret all patient related diagnostic and or laboratory test.
•Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
•Record patient medical histories.
• Diagnose psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions.
•Diagnose medical conditions.
•Evaluate patients’ behavioral patterns to formula diagnoses and determine treatment.
•Analyze patient health care date to determine the patients’ clinical needs and treatment goals.
•Assess patients’ psychiatric and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints
•Distinguished between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and diagnose appropriately
•Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, and health.
•Educate patient and family members about psychiatric health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications and treatments options/plan.
•Write prescriptions for psychotropic medication as allowed by state regulations.
•Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including all members of the health care team
•Develop and implement care plans
•Participate in activities aimed at professional growth and development including attending conference, in-services sessions, and internal staff training sessions.
•Consult with psychiatrist or other professionals when unusual or complex cases are encountered.
•Maintains nursing and medical professional knowledge.
•Participate in treatment team conference.
•Participates in the development of practice protocols for mental health problems based on review and evaluation of published research.
•Refer patients requiring more specialized or complex treatment to psychiatrist, primary care provider, or other medical specialist.
•Consults with member of the team of patient needing to be outreached to ensure continuity of care.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience Required:
•Master’s degree in advance nursing required
•Current state nurse practitioner license required
•2+ years experience working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is required
•Strong knowledge base of HIPAA and OSHA required
•Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
•Patient, compassionate nature
•Ability to operate as part of a team, alongside physicians and other behavioral health professionals
•Proficiency in medical instruments and equipment
•Prescriptive authorization required
•Disease prevention knowledge required
· Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) with knowledge of Electronic Health Systems charting
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: the etiology of psychiatric illness, and substance abuse disorders and their treatment by a variety of appropriate therapeutic interventions including psychopharmacology; nursing practice and medical evaluation, physical diseases and their treatment; community resources and networking techniques; and of psychiatric and medical emergency stabilization. Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally with patients and their family, health care team members. Ability to function independently with regards to most clinical decision making. Some knowledge of Federally Qualified Health Center operating principles, guidelines and bylaws. The ability to effectively communicate TH’s vision, and motivate others to achieve it organizationally, departmentally, and personally/professionally. Ability to plan and organize work initiatives to successfully accomplish center/organizational goals and objectives. Ability to multi-task, prioritize and delegate as appropriate. Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain customer/patient relationships; influence, build credibility and trust. Ability to think critically as well as apply critical thinking skills. Ability to: ensure and advocate for quality healthcare and services; and, lead and manage a diverse staff, available to participate in the agency’s after hours call service on a rotating basis.
License and Certification:
Active Licensure in the State of Maryland as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a minimum of two years experience working with persons who have serious/persistent psychiatric illness, substance abuse and or co-occurring disorders; a combination of licensure, education and experience demonstrating ability to effectively perform essential job functions.
Baltimore, Maryland , 21217
Total Health Care
Nov 24th, 2019