The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner oversees the process of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with psychiatric disorders or potential for such disorders using his/her full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy. He/she will work efficiently to attain and maintain the highest level of care in accordance with regulatory standards. He/she also performs outpatient evaluations as delegated by the Medical Director as well as performs a vital function in aiding clients on their road to recovery.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
- Performing a thorough psychiatric evaluation in compliance with all relevant standards of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
- Create and implement a psychiatric treatment plan for outpatient mental health services.
- Attend all Treatment Team meetings and/or other appointments requested by the Facility to discuss the coordination of patient care across departments and to review patient progress toward stated goals and objectives of treatment.
- Maintain appropriate state licensure.
- Will have no pending or past sanctions, debarments, suspensions, or exclusions by any federally funded healthcare program, including Medicare and Medicaid.
- Shall act in accordance with the policies, procedures, and standards of the Facility including all relevant regulations of JCAHO and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.Other duties may be assigned.
- Must hold active Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license in the state of Kentucky
- Must be certified through a valid accreditation board as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Must hold active DEA waiver
- Must be willing to obtain buprenorphine waiver
- Must hold at least a Master's Degree in Nursing
- Must have no pending or past sanctions, debarments, suspensions, or exclusions by any federally funded healthcare program, including Medicare and Medicaid
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in nursing
- Prior experience in the chemical dependency field preferred
- Personal passion or interest in substance abuse issues strongly preferred
- Must be committed to drug-free lifestyle and responsible alcohol use