Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Opening - Western Connecticut

Recruiter
NEHCR
Location
Waterbury
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 21, 2016
Closes
Oct 13, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

Utilize advanced psychiatric nurse practitioner skills to evaluate and treat adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatric patients and their significant others in the inpatient or ambulatory settings. Report to the Program Manager, Crisis Center, and work under full to partial supervision of a physician appointed to the medical staff.
Perform medication assessments and prescribe psychopharmacologic treatments which may include antidepressants, antipsychotic, antihistamine, parasympatholytic, antiviral, central nervous system and analgesic medications in addition to mood stabilizing agents.
Evaluate and assess adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their significant others.
Coordinate the planning and implementation of individualized treatment plans in collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team/Attending Physician.
Provide individual, group, and family therapy for assigned patients and significant others.
Provide other direct patient care services in accordance with patient care needs and unit resources.
Provide education and training for staff and patients.
Participate in departmental and interdepartmental committees and meetings and maintain own professional competency by participating in ongoing clinical supervision.
Maintain timely and accurate documentation in accordance with hospital policy, JCAHO, state, and federal standards.