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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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1-2 yrs experience required
Position Summary
The Psychiatric ARNP will provide direct patient care services though Weeks Medical Center to patients of all ages. These services will include but not be limited to: recording of physical and mental status, performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, ordering of diagnostic tests, implementing and managing plans of care, as well as prescribing and dispensing of medications.
Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited program of study based upon current ARNP standards of practice.
Current NH State Licensure and National Certification.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Maintains a good working relationship with all levels of personnel, medical staff, administration, and the public.
Essential Functions of the Job
Perform comprehensive psychiatric examinations on patients of all ages, including but not limited to physical and metal health status, psychosocial history, and 5 Axis DSM-IV TR Diagnosis.
Initiate appropriate diagnostic tests for screening and evaluation of patient???s current health status as it relates to psychiatric illness / diagnosis.
Formulate a diagnosis, implement a plan of care, and manage treatment regimens.
Use evidence-based best practice to formulate treatment plans and teachings.
Schedule follow-up evaluations to monitor efficacy of treatment and adjust as indicated.
Assess and update patient history, mental status, and diagnostic tests as needed.
Continuously plan, teach, promote and manage both the physical and mental health of the patient.
Administer, prescribe, and dispense pharmacological agents.
Arrange appropriate referrals to other care providers.
Monitor psychiatric services through utilization and peer review procedures, and ensure ethical and professional standards of practice are maintained.
Stabilize patients in life-threatening or unusual situations until emergency transport and/or placement can be arranged.
Document all services provided in the patient???s medical record.
Provide staff and family consultation around medication and other clinical concerns.
Attend and participate in departmental, hospital, and community based committees and task forces.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Job Code:62209013 Posted:Nov-17-2017 Click Here to Apply Online
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