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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Job Code:MH2017-010
Location:102-Gloucester Cnsl Ctr
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
  

General Information:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Prescribe Psychotropic medications as per Psychiatric Practice agreement between Psychiatric nurse practitioner and supervising Psychiatrist.
  2. Monitors effects of medications and/or side effects experienced by clients; reports results to psychiatrist.
  3. Teaches clients and families about indications, contraindications, side effects, and actions of psychotropic prescription medications,
  4. Collaborates and consults with a variety of professionals and agencies regarding medication management of Mental Health and Substance Abuse clients.
  5. Maintains complete, accurate, and current clinical records and charts, documenting pre-screening and clinical data, treatment plans, hospitalization requirements, progress notes, medication records, daily activities, community resource necessity, pre-discharge planning, and program participation.
  6. Provides liaison communications between psychiatrists, on-call clinicians, staff psychiatrists, law enforcement officers, hospital personnel, etc.; coordinates a variety of services with internal and outside professionals and care-givers.

Minimum Training and Experience:

Graduation from Nursing school, a state license to practice nursing, and 3 to 5 years’ experience in psychiatric nursing, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 


Special Requirements:

Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results by the first day of employment, and yearly thereafter as required by licensing authority. Must be a Registered Nurse certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Possess a current US Drug Enforcement Agency Registration for controlled substances.