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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

The Grey Group
Monterey, California, United States
January 03, 2017

Nurse Practitioner to function as our Psychiatric NP. Job Description: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing specialized mental health care under the supervision of the Clinical Director of Psychiatry and the Emergency Department. The duties and responsibilities entail seeing patients in the ED as well as seeing patients throughout the hospital as a consultant. Candidates must be comfortable with the interface between medical and psychiatric illnesses and be able to prescribe treatment accordingly. Duties will include the evaluation and treatment of patients including but not limited to performing initial and follow up psychiatric assessments ; conduct in-depth interviews with patients to develop a plan of care; assists in the coordination of appropriate follow up care, referrals and case management; initiating, renewing and changing medications ; ordering routine laboratory, radiological, and diagnostic tests and providing initial interpretations of results; providing education and training to the patient and family as necessary; serve as a resource in evaluation and management of psychiatric disorders for primary care staff in the ED and other services. Provides clinical leadership for the Psychiatric consult service.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Current California license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Current CPR certification, ACLS certification preferred. Minimum of two years Mental Health experience.