Advanced Practice Psychiatric Registered Nurse

Bullhook Community Health Center
Havre, Montana
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Job Title: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Registered Nurse

Department:  Behavioral Health                             Salary Range:  $93,040.00 - $132,652.79           

Supervisor:  Chief Medical Officer/Chief Executive Officer/Behavioral Health Manager

Job Overview:  Provide behavioral health services in conjunction with mental health therapists, dentists, medical providers and pharmacists.  Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing health and behavioral health services.

 Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities):  Provide a comprehensive assessment of patients and as appropriate their families.  Complete the history of the present illness and review past histories and social work evaluations.  Interview patients to obtain insight into their problems.  Evaluate and assess client’s overall physical and mental health state and collaborate with Primary Care Provider.  Make referrals for further diagnostic psychological or medical testing as needed.  Provide individual, group, family and pharmacologic therapeutic interventions as necessary.  Provide crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization.   Provide appropriate patient assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in accordance with acceptable Standards of Care.  Establish treatment plans for each patient.  Provide Medication Assisted Treatment. Participate in Hill County Treatment Court as needed.  As appropriate, communicate with patients, patients families and others to obtain personal and social information pertinent to the development of adjustment difficulty and to ascertain probable impact on the individual, unit, and community.  Prepare and maintain documentation, records and reports in accordance with Bullhook Community Health Center Policy and Procedures.    Treat a mixed patient population, across gender, age and ethnicity, as well as insured and un-insured patients.    Participate in provider staff meetings to develop problem-solving techniques and acquire team-building skills.     Participate in peer reviews.  Work with multi-disciplinary teams to staff and recommend treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and follow-up. The team includes mental health therapists, nurses, family nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, case managers, medical assistants and other disciplines as necessary. Prescribe and monitor psychiatric medication when needed.  Organize community educating workshops in the facility.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): Master’s level degree, maintain Board Certified Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license.  Maintain prescriptive authority and DEA licenses.  Valid driver’s license required.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):  Ability to establish empathy and a person-centered approach to clients, recognize own limitations and respond to difficult situations, work in a self-motivated and independent manner.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to formulate, execute and review healthcare education delivered to patients and families for disease prevention.  Be compassionate, sensitive, and possess strong reasoning and thinking skills.   Possess strong computer skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands: Work is performed in an office and clinic setting; stands, walks with intermittent sitting; reaches for and uses writing instruments and keyboard; reads reports and other written materials; extensive use of telephone and oral communication with the public and coworkers; stoops; bends; kneels; reaches for; picks up; and pushes or pulls; ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Special Requirements:  Performs duties in the deliverance of health services.  Hazardous risks may include exposure to infected body fluids, sharp instruments and chemicals, requires adherence to universal safety precautions. 

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