Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric
A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who has acquired appropriate training to provide mental healthcare services to individuals, including adults and children, and families with drug abuse problem, psychiatric disorders or organic brain disorders.
This is a part-time position for 18 to 24 hours per week working primarily with medically insured adults. It is centered in a private practice,in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Client is requesting a 2 year contractual agreement. They are needing a clinician with Psychiatry experience, a congenial attitude, great work ethic and to helping grow the practice.
As a PMHNP it entails diagnosing, conducting, and prescribing medications for patients having psychiatric-mental health problems and those likely to have them.
As a licensed advanced practice nurse, the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner is responsible for providing emergency psychiatric services, physical and psychosocial examination of their patients.
- Responsible for providing outpatient and some residential care to patients showing a change or decline in mental status, chronic or urgent medical conditions
- Work independently with other members of the medical team, with entitlements to specific clinical privileges approved by the clinic’s Medical Executive Board
- Take part in an interdisciplinary team that provides primary care to employees and patients
- Perform patients histories and physicals, risk factor assessment, ordering of therapeutic and diagnostic tests; and attend to consultations and appointments
- Prescribe medications following the clinic’s policy, formulary and relevant regulations of the State
- Consult with physicians on cases that are beyond the scope of qualification of PMHNP
- Put all relevant patient data in medical records and case presentations
- Formulate, execute and review healthcare education delivered to patients and families for diseases prevention
- Ensure smooth communication with other health professionals for effective delivering of clinic service to patients
- Provide consultation to the clinic’s nursing and medical staff for improvement in their work performance, which enhances overall quality service delivery of the clinic.
Their role also includes developing appropriate treatment plan and providing effective management of patient care with proper evaluation.
Qualities and qualifications required include.
- Proficient in the English language, both in writing and speaking to be able to communicate clearly with all stakeholders, including patients, families, clinic staff and other healthcare professionals
- Possess and maintain graduate professional nurse, and nurse practitioner registration in a state, which must be unrestricted, current, complete, and active
- Obtain Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Possess Bachelor’s degree in Nursing followed by a Master’s degree in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing from a state approved and accredited school for professional nursing training
- Possess strong understanding of societies and their impact on mental health; ability to solve problems, monitor and examine patients
- Be compassionate, sensitive, and possess strong reasoning and thinking skills
- Possess strong computer skills, including working with word processing and data entering applications, as well as with medical software applications
- Ability to work effectively with medical equipment, including EKG machines, suction kits, surgical lasers, vision charts, and defibrillators