SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides direct patient care services and performs medical acts as a Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of the supervisory physician to patients requiring psychiatric evaluation and management on an outpatient basis or in the satellite office as part of the Behavioral Health Service Department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Physical and mental health exams
Performs a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment
Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
Collects and documents data utilizing the electronic health records
Conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Act as the liaison with medical care resources when referral is needed per protocols
Orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations
Prescribes appropriate interventions and medications utilizing clinic formulary for outpatients as feasible and per psychiatric nurse practitioner protocols.
Provides direct patient care services
Contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: State of North Carolina licensure is also required. Must have BLS certification.
COMPETENCY/SKILL REQUIREMENT: Competency required in the areas of communication, verbal and written skills and age specific skills.
Obtains and accurately documents a relevant health history, with an emphasis on mental health history, for patients relevant to specialty and age
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Work requires 2 years of experience. However preference is a minimum of 4 years experience in the clinical care of patients with mental health disorders.