Psych Nurse Practitioner needed for an outpatient mental health office serving individuals with Mental Illness; Located near St. Louis, MO
A primarily outpatient office seeing typically adolescents through adults with a variety of mental health conditions. Our clinic is interested in a member for the team who is interested in a growing organization.
Position Details -
- DNP in psychiatric mental health or Family Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) - Nurse Practitioner preferred. May consider an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or CNS in psychiatric mental health as well
- Contractor position with future opportunities
- Hours flexible
- Ability to have flexible appointment times for patients
- Member of an interdisciplinary team providing mental health care to patients
- Provide outpatient care to patients who present with urgent/chronic mental health conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline.
- Conduct and document findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or psychiatric examinations on patients seen in the clinical setting.
- Determine potential needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups, or sub-specialty consultation.
- Order and/or interpret appropriate laboratory tests.
- Provide follow-up evaluation of outcomes of laboratory tests. Detect and evaluate any significant change in the patients’ psychiatric condition, treating as indicated.
- Collaborate with the patient/family to establish physical, mental, cultural and environmental factors that facilitate goals and activities.
- Assessment of risk factors, perform psychiatric histories, order diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiate consults and referrals.
- Review medications for clinical need, simplification and possible drug-drug interactions and adjust as indicated.
- Prescribe medications/supplies in accordance to state regulations.
- Prescribe, administer and review/evaluate patient’s response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment.
- Make practice decisions autonomously and/or in consultations with physicians(s) and health care professional(s), in a collegial relationship for mutual consultation and referral. The APRN is responsible and accountable for their own actions.
- Evaluate outpatients and manage acute and chronic mental illnesses according to the usual scope of care to include attention to maintenance of stable conditions, preventative health care and screening.
- Seek consultation with physicians when cases are outside scope of practice.
- Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records.
- Plan, provide and evaluate care that promotes wellness and prevents disease/injury and disability.
- Formulate, initiate and evaluate health care teaching related to/for patients and families.
- Provide educations and counseling of the patient and the patient’s family in preventative care, psychiatric conditions and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Maintain phone contact with patients, families and home care agencies as indicated.
- Maintain updated Problem List and current health status for each patient visit as evidenced by interim progress notes and summaries in patient’s medical record.
- Serve as a mentor, consultant and coordinator for nurses and other health care professionals.
- Perform procedures as indicated, such as injection administration and document appropriately.
- Directly report to administration clinical needs and concerns for the outpatient clinic to improve clinical flow.
Compensation and Benefits-
- Competitive compensation – negotiable
- Negotiable hours
Basic Requirements -
- U.S. citizenship
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Masters or Doctorate in Psychiatric Mental Health or Family Nurse Practitioner. May consider if credentialed as a Master’s in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health or a CNS in psychiatric mental health with prescriptive abilities.
- Certified by the ANCC (American Nurses Credential Center)
- Certified by the MO Board of Registration in Nursing
- Actively licensed in the state of Missouri as an RN and Nurse Practitioner
- Ability to document Psychiatric Evaluations and Psychiatric Progress notes
- Ability to obtain a DEA license
- Must have good communication and organizational skills, mature work habits, able to work in a multicultural setting and have the ability to maintain a strict level of confidentiality.