Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or PMHNP

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Oct 12, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner - PsychiatryTracking Code01-15-032Job DescriptionPsychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide professionally skilled psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and appropriate disposition of patients presenting with psychiatric symptomatology. This service will be provided to patients in the hospital ED, psychiatric ED Hold, inpatient psychiatry unit and general hospital units. NP will perform the duties under the supervision of the Unit Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry or designee.Required SkillsMAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES/CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs medical and psychiatric history taking, utilizes appropriate diagnostic techniques and prepares a comprehensive psychiatric assessment report.May order and review lab data, radiological examinations, and diagnostic tests.Completes accurate and appropriate orders; develops treatment plans in conjunction with physician; documents all aspects of care according to standards. Does regular follow-ups with patient based on clinical need.Recognizes and evaluates patients who require immediate attention of a physician, and when necessary, initiates emergency psychiatric treatments.Provides after hours psychiatry coverage at the hospital when requested to do so by Department Chair or designee.Provides necessary education, instruction, and counseling as indicated after assessing the learning needs of the patient and family.Conducts Managed Care pre-certifications for patients requiring admission to inpatient psychiatric care.Keeps track of all consultations done by the Consultation-Liaison team and makes monthly report to Department Chair.Performs history and physical examination on patients admitted to inpatient psychiatry unit.Incorporates hospital Mission, Vision and Values and promotes patient-centered care model in everyday practice.Participates in departmental and hospital wide quality improvement and patient safety projects as requested by Department Chair or designee.Performs Psychiatric care of patients on the Inpatient Psychiatry unit as well as in Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, under the supervision of Unit Chief or designee.Will participate in the educational mission of the department when requested to do so by Chair, Department of Psychiatry or designee.Participates in departmental and hospital wide committees when asked to do so by Department Chair or designee.Prepares and submits accurate professional bills to hospital billing agency.Performs others duties as may be required by Unit Chief or Chair, Department of Psychiatry.Required ExperienceNurse Practitioners are registered nurses with specialized advanced education and clinical competency to provide health and medical care for diverse populations in a variety of settings.Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of CT.A Master's degree is required for entry level practice.An APRN license in the state of CT is required.Certification in specialty area of psychiatry.1-2 years of psychiatry work experience is preferred.DEA and Controlled Substance Registration.Job LocationStamford, Connecticut, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/RegularShiftDays

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