Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - PRN

NaphCare has an excellent opportunity for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our team! The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works under the direct supervision of Health Services Administrator (HSA), and the Mental Health Director (MHD). The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for ensuring that company goals and objectives are achieved in their assigned service delivery area, conducting, as well as conducting, leading, directing, managing, and evaluating medical services to ensure that contractual obligations and client expectations are met. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for ensuring all medical services are compliant with the requirements of NCCHC, ACA, and professional medical standards.

Position Requirements

  • Current unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of employment
  • Current DEA registration
  • Valid CPR

Performance Expectations

  • Participate in a collaborative approach of patient management using the knowledge and clinical resources of every member of the health care staff to provide the resolution of diagnostic and therapeutic problems and the implementation of effective solutions. Collaboration and consultation may be accomplished through use of telemedicine.
  • Provide direct and indirect basic medical care to meet the physiological, psychological, and emotional needs of the patient within the framework established by the correctional system.
  • Obtain history and perform mental health examination to determined patient health status and communicate all findings verbally and in writing.
  • Respond to and initiate care for mental health emergencies throughout the facility.
  • Conduct rounds in the medical and infirmary units, sick call visits, and chronic care management, using established clinical guidelines.
  • Schedule and perform laboratory and diagnostic procedures as assigned.
  • Identify patient health conditions and prescribe treatment based on diagnosis with appropriate and timely referrals.
  • Evaluate patients by the end of the next work day who are returning from offsite treatment to review any information regarding the diagnosis, recommendations, or additional follow-up treatment required.
  • Provide phone consultation and support for the medical staff and ensure that all verbal orders are countersigned.
  • Formulate a working diagnosis, develop and implement at treatment plan, and evaluate/modify therapeutic regimens to promote positive patient outcomes.
  • Maintain overall mental health responsibility for the management of mental health/clinical issues of each patient, including those services provided by consultants and outside resources. Track and understand the healthcare activities undergone by each patient for whom NaphCare had responsibility.

If you want a career that will make a difference, choose the company that is different. NaphCare professionals are important partners of the NaphCare family, working together to provide quality care in a rewarding work environment. NaphCare offers competitive benefits, including health, prescription, dental, Employment Assistance Program (EAP) services, vision and 401(k) plan . NaphCare offers term life insurance coverage at no cost to the employee and also provides PTO, paid holidays and an array of voluntary benefits. Employees enrolled in our health insurance program receive prescriptions free of charge when filled at our in-house pharmacy or mail order program. We care about making a difference in the lives of others.

Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

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