Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Maxim Healthcare Services
New Britain
Oct 15, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time


The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will evaluate, assess and determine the needs of each inmate. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner position also provides psychiatric care to inmates housed at an institution, treatment of existing psychiatric problems, and recommending treatment periodic physical exams.

Assessing clients, synthesizing and analyzing data.
Understanding and applying principles of healthcare at an advanced level.
Managing the physical and psychosocial health status of clients.
Analyzing multiple sources of data, identifying alternative possibilities as to the nature of a health care problem and selecting, implementing and evaluating appropriate treatment.
Making independent decisions in solving complex client care problems.
Diagnosing, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, prescribing prescribing, administering and dispensing therapeutic measures, including legend drugs, medical devices and controlled substances within the scope of Registered Nurse Practitioner practice on meeting requirements established by the board.
Recognizing the limits of the nurse s knowledge and experience, planning for situations beyond the nurse s knowledge and expertise and consulting with or referring clients to other health care providers when appropriate.
Delegating to a medical assistant pursuant to section 32-1456
Performing additional acts that require education and training as prescribed by the board and that are recognized by the nursing profession as proper to be performed by a nurse practitioner.
Assist medical providers as needed; assess chronic, acute and emergency health care needs of inmates with respective documentation and provide therapeutic interventions as ordered by the provider.
Development of medication regimens and treatment plans for patients with mental illness.
Other Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner duties as assigned.

Current psychiatric nurse practitioners license with appropriate state
Current CPR certification.
Familiarity with OSHA regulations related to universal precautions and hazardous materials.
Progressive experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Certification (within respective state) as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Prescribing and dispensing authority is required.
Must possess an understanding of safety and security measures of a correctional environment.
Good written and verbal skills.
Knowledge of communicable disease principles and understanding of Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety Health Association (OSHA).
Ability to work with multiple disciplines and work cooperatively with correctional officers.
Must pass all Maxim screening exams with a score of 80% or greater.
Successful completion of Maxim s background screening process.
Current TB results or Chest X-Ray (per State or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner contract requirement).
Current Physical Exam (per state or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner contract requirement).

At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our caregivers are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:
Competitive Pay & weekly paychecks
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
401(k) savings plan
Continuous professional and clinical training
Awards and recognition programs

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruiter's Name:Jennifer Balkaran

Recruiter's Title:Manager

Recruiter's Email: and Benefits

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