Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner shall provide a high standard of clinical practice and clinical expertise contributing to the provision of efficient and effective Behavioral Health clinical services. Psychiatric services shall include comprehensive care for patients with a variety of mental health conditions including, but not limited to: patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and those who have a dual diagnosis.
• Maintain a high standard of professional care in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements and agency policies.
• Assume clinical responsibility for established patients with psychiatric conditions.
• Consult with patients on conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, primary psychotic disorders and other applicable diagnoses as directed.
• Conduct outpatient clinics, consultations, and other duties using the clinic day schedule efficiently and effectively.
• Coordinate care within the Behavioral Health clinic in regards to patients also receiving therapy and social work services.
• Promptly assess and advise on patients referred for a Psychiatric opinion; provides and/or supervises clinical care including the assessment, investigation, treatment, and appropriate referral of patients who present to the service unit.
• Provide patients with a full explanation of all procedures and treatments.
• Be involved in health promotion and disease prevention activities and in advising patients with mental health conditions, physicians, nurses, other providers, and community members about the advantages of healthy lifestyles and specific measures that may prevent recurrences of ill health.
• Demonstrate evidence of self-education activities to acquire new skills, procedures, or qualifications which contribute positively toward the quality of service provided and achievement of contract obligations.
• Participate in service unit quality assurance and peer review activities.
• Gain an understanding of the service unit health and safety requirements.
• Treat patients with respect and show consideration for their personal privacy, maintenance of dignity and independence, social and cultural needs, and religious values and beliefs.
• Maintain a partnership with patients and practice in the context of family and community.
• Graduate of a Masters of Nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• Shall have a permanent, current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
• Possess current certification as a nurse practitioner with training commensurate with the training required by the position by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
• Shall provide a copy of documentation of current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS).
• Shall speak, understand, read and write English fluently and communicate with sufficient clarity to be understood by personnel and patients.
• Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to patients of the Native American communities.
• Shall be a United States Citizen.