Connectus Health is currently looking for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The PMHNP is responsible for providing a full range of primary mental health services to patients in the primary care setting, with a focus on promotion of optimal mental health, prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders, including medication management of the treatment. Practice within licensed scope of practice with supervision/collaboration with supervising physician, in conjunction with other team members.
II. Essential Job Functions/Duties
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Provider’s essential duties and responsibilities will include the following:
- Delivery of a full range of primary mental health services within the provider’s licensed scope of practice including but not limited to:
- Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and intake visits
- Accurate diagnosis and treatment of commonly occurring psychiatric disorders through assessment and evaluation of patient data or test findings
- Treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric and mental health issues through medication management and traditional psychotherapy (if appropriate and within scope)
- Use of a variety of evidence based treatments to design individualized care and treatment plans
- Development of appropriate differential diagnoses
- Integrated and collaborative visits with the patient and care team
- Utilization the SBIRT approach as needed for assessment, intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use disorders
- Receive and address referrals from primary care, women’s health, and BHC providers
- Delivery of direct patient services on site and will additionally serve as a psychiatric consultant to primary care and women’s health providers in order to deliver effective, ethical, and quality behavioral/mental health treatment for patients of the clinic.
- Consistently and effectively collaborate with clinic staff/providers of all specialties on patient treatment plans, treatment delivery, and progress.
- Maintain up-to-date individual charts on patients in adherence to governing agencies and SMHC policies
- Educate patient and family about diagnosis, treatment, and medication.
- Manage psychiatric emergencies by appropriately determining level or risk and working collaboratively with team members to ensure appropriate treatment.
- Assist in coordinating patient care referrals to/with community agencies to provide continuity of care.
- Advocate for patients’ rights regarding treatment options and use ethical and legal principles in patient treatment, with adherence to patient confidentiality at all times.
- Engages in effective communication with patients, agencies, other health care organizations, and all team members
- Coordinates with other service lines as needed.
III. Additional Job Functions/Duties
- Ability to adhere to and remain flexible with a template/schedule that is developed based on the needs of clinic’s patient population and providers. Maintains understanding that the scheduling template will be developed by the provider, Director of Behavioral Health, and clinical leadership team members and will be evaluated/adjusted periodically depending on patient and clinic need.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
- Board certification as a PMHNP through the governing board in the state of TN
- Current Tennessee RN and APN license
- Eligible for a DEA and NPI number
- Previous mental health experience
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required
- Commitment to working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations and gender identities.
- Experience in a community health setting.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Interest in working with patients of all ages (children, adolescents, teens, and adults)