CommWell Health

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Tar Heel, NC

US-Tar Heel
3 months ago(9/27/2017 10:41 AM)
# of Openings
Behavioral Health


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.


  •  NP performs:

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.

  •  NP participates in continuing education      activities on and off site when appropriate and feasible.
  • Requisitions on and off site      lab and x-ray exams as needed per protocol
  • BHS primary provider acts as      BHS manager and supervises all BHS sites
  • Participates in staff      conferences to devise individual patient care plans, to revise and update      clinic services, continuing quality improvement program and continuing      education as appropriate.
  • When there are no patients to      be attended to, participates in patient related activities.


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.

  •  I.       Assessment

Obtains and accurately documents a relevant health history, with an emphasis on mental health history, for patients relevant to specialty and age

  1.  Performs a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment
  2.  Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes evaluation of mental statue, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self –harm behavior, substance abuse, level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, sexual behaviors, and      social and developmental history.

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.





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