Residential Treatment Center for Troubled Teens
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Assist the Medical Director in the assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of psychiatric illnesses, conducts psychotropic medications management for residents, documents progress and participates in multi-disciplinary staffing.
Education: Must possess a Master of Science Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and be licensed and/or certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Prescriptive Privileges.
Training and Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Must have a minimum of one year experience in the mental health treatment of adolescents.
Knowledge Required: Must have a working knowledge of general psychiatric practice, including mental status examination, assessment and treatment of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral disorders and disabilities.
Must have working knowledge of neuroleptic therapy and other pharmacotherapy and prescription of psychiatric medications.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists the Medical Director in the assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of psychiatric illnesses pursuant to the DSM.
- Under the direction of the Medical Director conducts psychotropic medication management for residents throughout the facility.
- Is familiar with each residents’ clinical history and current diagnostic formulation and uses professional judgment in the application of pharmacotherapy in the most optimal clinical fashion to meet the needs of the specific resident.
- Participates in the monthly multi-disciplinary case reviews for each resident, provides clinical information and contributes to the formulation and updating process of the master treatment plan of the residents. In conjunction with inter-disciplinary staff, assist in the development, monitoring and implementation of master treatment plan goals and objectives.
- Documents progress notes, admissions notes and special notes in the medical record in a timely and professional manner, in accordance with charting guidelines.
- Coordinates with families/guardians to obtain approval for change in psychotropic medications and medication education.
- Shares on-call duties in cooperation with the Medical Director.
- Communicates effectively with other staff, residents and parents/guardians.
- Actively participates and contributes in I.O.P. (Improving Operational Performance) and staff development activities. Completes annual inservice requirements
- Adheres to, and performs, other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Brandi Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.