Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Part Time
Company: The GEO Group
Location: Moore Haven
Posted on: January 9, 2022
Position is 10 hours per week
This position evaluates and treats inmates, detainees, or residents
(I/D/R) demonstrating signs or symptoms of psychiatric or
behavioral health disorders. Supervises nursing staff providing
mental health services. Works closely within a multidisciplinary
treatment team to provide quality mental healthcare.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Evaluates patients referred for assessment due to symptoms of
behavioral health disorder(s).
Provides appropriate medication management services for any patient
requiring psychiatric intervention.
Refers patients for psychotherapy, counseling or inpatient care as
Completes suicide risk assessment as appropriate.
Provides emergency psychiatric care as required.
Consults with psychiatrist as appropriate and receives clinical
supervision whenever required by licensing board in the state where
the facility is located.
Reviews and adjusts as necessary all maintenance medications based
on clinical judgment and as required by policy.
Prescribes medications according to established formulary and
follows protocol for requesting nonformulary medication only when
determined that existing formulary medications would be ineffective
in treating the patient.
Demonstrates an awareness of drug seeking behavior and prescribes
medication only when clinically appropriate to treat an identified
mental illness as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition.
Does not prescribe for insomnia but first refers patients to a
psychologist, social worker, or mental health counselor to utilize
cognitive-behavioral interventions for the treatment of insomnia
Collaborate with counselors, social workers, psychologists, or
other treatment team members to coordinate patient care.
Schedules appropriate follow-up with patients consistent with
policy and client requirements.
Provides in-service education for medical and correctional staff as
Documents all services provided in the patients medical file.
Participates in review of the quality of care provided.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters or Doctoral Degree from accredited Nursing Program.
An unrestricted license to practice as an Advanced Practice
Registered Nurse (APRN)-PMH in the state in which the facility is
ANCC or ANA certification as an APRN-PMH.
Two (2) years of clinical experience as a psychiatric provider.
Copy of professional license to remain on file at the Facility
where services are rendered at all times.
Must have a valid DEA number and unrestricted DEA license.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically
used by the department.
Ability to utilize an electronic health record and to complete
documentation in a timely manner.
Ability to pass any required background check.
Complete credentialing process prior to the treatment of any
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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