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Psychiatric PA / NP

Location : Palm Beach Gardens
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Behavioral Health

Job Description :

Psychiatric PA / NP

A well-established, clinician-owned mental health treatment center is seeking a Psychiatric Physician’s Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) for their modern facility in Palm Beach Gardens. This center focuses on helping teen boys and their families through working hard, but also having fun and encouraging creativity in both the kids and therapists. They are AHCA certified and provide a genuinely caring environment. The interested candidate “MUST” have a specialization in Psychology and Adolescent experience.

Candidate must have completed a relevant master's degree and have at least one year of experience in a behavioral health setting. This position will be based in Palm Beach Gardens Florida

.Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completes scheduled psychiatric assessment for all clients.

  • Completes required documentation in client files for services rendered to include psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis.

  • Completes agency Medical History form as part of the nursing assessment process, if needed.

  • Medication monitoring and prescription of psychotropic medication as clinically/medically appropriate

  • Provides validation of training that meets PA and ARNP and the agency licensing requirements.

  • Participates in required in-service education to comply with the agency’s Training Policy as necessary.

  • Performs other reasonable and related duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Experience

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing or Physician Assistant program, current licensure by the Florida Board of Nursing as a Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and certification of psychiatry specialty from an accredited college/university or PA-Psych credentialed.


Job Type: Full-time



Required Qualifications :

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to professional, evidence-based, clinical principles, procedures, and techniques to patient care delivery.

  • Knowledge of drugs and therapeutics when prescribing and dispensing medication.

  • Practical knowledge of laboratory procedures and guidelines.

  • Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures.

  • Ability to utilize interpretation and/or translation and/or assisted communication services as needed to ensure ability to communicate with patients or others who are Limited

  • English Proficient (LEP) or have a communication disability or impediment.

  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers, and other stakeholders.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships in an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multi-lingual environment.

  • Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web-based training, and communications.

  • Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.

  • Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

  • Comprehensive knowledge of managing non-compliant patients, special needs populations, and patients with significant deficits in coping skills.

  • Knowledge of forensic psychiatry and advanced clinical concepts and principles – preferred

  • Verbal and written proficiency in English (required) and Spanish (preferred)

Attributes and Professional Qualities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Analytical skills and ability to navigate complex system

  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrates strong problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills

  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty, and cultural competency.

  • Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).

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