Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • PORT ANGELES UNITED STATES

Description

The Psychiatric ARNP provides Psychiatric Assessments and ongoing care to consumers for Peninsula Behavioral Health (PBH). The ARNP completes Initial Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, and Consultation and Liaison services within scope of practice.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


- Conducts and completes Initial Psychiatric Evaluations including diagnostic formulation, clinical risk assessment, and treatment recommendations.
- Prescribes, administers and reviews medications of assigned clients.
Regularly monitors side effects of prescribed medications.
Provides consumers with information necessary to make informed consents.
Provides back up support to other members of the Medical Team.
- Orders and monitors laboratory studies, metabolic parameters, and other tests needed to safely monitor consumers' ongoing psychiatric health.
- Provides psychiatric consultation to those outside agencies with which PBH contracts (such as OMC, CCCF, and nursing homes) within scope of practice.
- Consults on request from Primary Care Providers and other specialists for management of psychiatric issues for clients enrolled with PBH but not involved in ongoing medication management.
- Coordinates with consumers' Pharmacies, Caregivers, Case Managers, and Therapists for continuity of care.
Works in a collegial manner with all clinical staff and departmental supervisors.
- Routinely participates in the Performance Improvement process to address and resolve issues impacting quality.
- Maintains standards of confidentiality and documentation.
Provides thorough documentation of clients utilizing CareLogic, ProFiler, and InfoScriber electronic based medical records.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


- Maintains professional licensure and credentials.
- Participates, actively, in professional organizations in order to further education, professional growth and networking.
- Provides in-service training for staff as follow up to educational conference attendance.
- Performs relevant administrative tasks according to Agency needs and expectations.
- Maintains high standards of professional conduct in relation to clients, staff, and other community professionals.
- Responds to community needs for regular business hours availability, and may provide some evening and weekend consultations as the need arises.
- Abides by the Policies and Procedures of the Agency.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:


- Provides, on average, a minimum of 50% productivity per week.
- Enters client records in CareLogic, ProFiler, and Infoscriber system within 24 hours of contact 95% of the time.
- Attends a minimum of 90% of required meetings, staffings, trainings, and educational opportunities as scheduled.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:


Education: Advanced Nursing Degree from an accredited school.
Continuing Education Credits as required to maintain Licensure.

Licensure: Current license as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority in Washington State.
DEA Certification for Scheduled I-V Drugs.
Eligible for Credentialing with Olympic Medical Center.
Eligible for credentialing with various insurance panels.

Experience: At least one year experience in treating a wide range of psychiatric disabilities.


PREFERRED ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS/EXPERIENCE:


Licensure: Credentials and licensure to treat children and adolescents.

Experience: One year of experience in Child/Adolescence Prescriptive treatment.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Essential:


- Must be able to demonstrate the age specific knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to adults and older adults.
- Must demonstrate knowledge of key principles of growth and development of the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's needs, relative to his/her age in accordance with PBH's policies and procedures.
- Must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and promote a team-oriented environment.

Preferred:


- Must be able to demonstrate the age specific knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to children and adolescents.

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