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Nurse Practitioner

at Arizona's Children Association

Posted: 2/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1566
Keywords: nurse

Job Description

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

We are currently seeking a psychiatric nurse practitioners. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for assessment, treatment, medication management, counseling and coordination of care for patients ranges from age 2-17.  If you are a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is looking for an opportunity where you can impact the life of a child, this might be just the opportunity for you!  We offer flexible work schedules, NHSC Loan Repayment options and a competitive benefits and salary package.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
*  Provides appropriate care in a timely and safe manner, or recommends higher level medical care if necessary
*  Conducts psychiatric evaluations and counseling assessments
*  Provides medication monitoring, adjustment and prescription renewals, making adjustments and changes to medication when appropriate
*  Orders laboratory tests according to standard medical practice
*  Reviews the health assessments and obtains a past and current medical history
*  Conducts a focused physical examination according to established guidelines
*  Initiates contact with Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Room clinicians according to established guidelines
*  Facilitates counseling interventions, psycho education, illness self-management, and family/stakeholder involvement.
*  Documents patient’s progress in the clinical record including admission order, progress notes, and discharge recommendation.
*  Completes medication forms according to established policy. Completes medication education and consent when possible.
*  Knowledge of crisis planning and intervention; assists with patient petition, in-office crisis, and after-hours crisis needs when appropriate

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
*  Master’s degree or higher with major in Nursing
*  Must have a current DEA certificate
*  Must have at least three (3) years’ experience in a psychiatric/behavioral health setting
*  Must be certified as a Psychiatric/Mental/ Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner and
*  Must have prescribing privileges through the Arizona State Board of Nursing
*  Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy
*  Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish)
*  Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance

Tags: Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Bilingual Nurse, Outpatient Nursing

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