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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Needed

Avenia Behavioral Management, Inc. Gonzales, LA

  • Employment Type Full-Time

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner Needed to become a part of our team! You will focus on providing high quality patient care as part of a healthcare team.

Needed 40 hrs a week

Services Children & Adults

  • Work collaboratively with a physician and/or mental health provider of record to provide comprehensive adult and child & adolescent mental health services.
  • Through patient evaluation, determine a differential mental health diagnosis and plan for intervention.
  • Adhere to standards via identified text and/or via office practice standard protocols.
  • Maintain a customer-oriented approach to meeting patient needs in an expedient manner, involving the family in the plan of care as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality and patient privacy.
  • Document care provided, meeting standards for monthly chart reviews.
  • Seek consultations as appropriate from supervisors; act as a consultant as requested.
  • Facilitate the process of ethical decision making.
  • Perform comprehensive assessments and refer patients for further care and services when appropriate.
  • Utilize teaching/learning theory with patients and their families to influence patient outcomes.
  • Identify system-specific problems, which require evaluation and/or change; work with appropriate staff to resolve these issues by participating in performance improvement processes.
  • Complete weekly psychiatric quizzes and monthly case studies to enhance ongoing education in the field.
  • Ensure that at least 50% of completed CMEs are related to the field of mental health/psychiatry.

Avenia Behavioral Management, Inc.

Avenia Behavioral Management is partnering with community-based mental health agencies to provide more accessible, enhanced-quality psychiatric care consisting of diagnostic assessments, laboratory services and psychotropic medication management for your organization and clients. Our psychiatric team includes physicians, nurse practitioners and a supportive IT staff. We provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment services which will assist you in developing successful mental health outcomes for your agency as well as your consumers. Avenia services include (1) clinic-based or video-conferences psychiatric assessments (2) Onsite Face-to Face patient care (3) supervision of physician extenders (4) psychotropic prescription and medication management and (5) on-call crisis assistance (6) ongoing in house training for physicians and physician extenders. Avenia Behavioral Management was established in 1999 by Dr. Russell E. Brown, a board-certified neurologist and psychiatrist who specializes in mental health and substance abuse issues related to families, adults and children. With over two decades of mental health and substance abuse experience, Dr. Brown operates with the sole purpose of delivering optimal psychiatric care and services to the community. Dr. Brown has an extensive background and training in neuropsychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, substance abuse and addiction medicine and neurorehabilitation, enabling him to provide a wide spectrum of high-quality care.
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