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    Memphis, TN 38125

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Acadia-Healthcare • Memphis, TN

Posted 5 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Degree - Graduate Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care, Nurse

Job Description

Job Description

  • Perform Medical Screening Evaluations (MSE) in person at the hospital for all patients presenting to the hospital who require a MSE.
  • Diagnose and treat acute, episodic or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team.
  • Assess physical and psychiatric health of patient and formulate measures to meet patient needs.
  • Provide direct patient care.
  • Chart clinical observation (direct or through dictation), evaluations and treatment of patient in required time frames according to facility guidelines.
  • Communicate with physicians and other staff as necessary to provide quality care for patient within appropriate guidelines.
  • Provide on-call responsibilities on scheduled basis as directed by the facility.
  • Make recommendations, write orders and prescribe appropriate treatment.
  • Maximize opportunities for quality care.
  • Contribute to and participate in performance improvement.
  • Maintain appropriate and safe physical management skill requirements.
  • Documentation reflects nursing process, including individualized education and discharge planning needs of patient and family. Develop an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals that reflects understanding of treatment process.
  • Encourage family involvement in patient care. Respond to identified patient and family educational needs.
  • Support and follow legal requirements, hospital policy and procedures, medical staff bylaws and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide services that are in accordance with the state guidelines for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
  • May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays. May prescribe medication.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree in Nursing with emphasis in Psychiatric-Mental Health.  Graduate of a Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited college or university. Clinical experience working with the patient population of the facility; ability to demonstrate knowledge of concepts of limit setting, therapeutic boundaries, crisis management, therapeutic treatment, environment of care and patient care. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, maintain automobile insurance coverage and have access to an automobile, where facility requires.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

Current professional license, per state regulations/requirements, including a current DEA license.

First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

Job ID: 1bab3590dabe4bf38c618f037420f250
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