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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - NP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - NP

Job Description

PrimeCare Medical is currently looking for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work in the medical department at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. In this role the NP is Responsible for the clinical monitoring, coordinating, and implementing of the mental health program in accordance with NCCHC/ACA Standards and PrimeCare Medical (PCM) policies and procedures. The NP will perform a variety of duties such as…

 

  • Serve as the mental health liaison between the medical unit, facility staff and PCM.
  • Serve as the PCM liaison for psychiatric/psychological services outside the facility.
  • Provide input to facility administrator regarding treatment response and progress reports on inmates/patients on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Facilitate admission and placement of inmates/patients in forensic and community Mental Health facilities.
  • Monitor all psychiatric/psychological clinical services provided.
  • Monitor and document treatment response of inmate/patients.
  • Ensure that complete, accurate, and timely entries are made for each inmate/patient contact.
  • Work in harmony with mental health agency and legal system.
  • Monitor the standards of care in accordance with NCCHC and accepted psychiatric/psychological standards. 
  • Application of standards form the basis for Quality Assurance criteria.
  • Assess mental health status of inmate/patients who have been referred by a primary treatment provider and review with the psychiatrist/psychologist.
  • All orders and re-orders of medications should be checked and verified to ensure inmate/patient does not have medication in the bin to fill the order.
  • Assists in the establishment of Quality Assurance standards and audit criteria.
  • Serve as a member of various committees within the medical unit and facility as necessary.

Job Requirements

         Graduate of a medical approved Nurse Practitioner program.

         Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state in which the facility is located.
•         Must have previous experience working in the mental health field.

         Experience in health care delivery is required.

Job Snapshot

Other Pay DOE
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID MNTF - PsychNP
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - NP


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