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Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Company: Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska
Location: Soldotna
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

REPORTS TO: Chief Medical OfficerWORK WEEK: Anticipate 40 hours per week as needed to accomplish tasksWAGE CLASSIFICATION: ExemptOSHA CLASSIFICATION: High MISSION: Strengthening Our Community by Providing Accessible and Affordable HealthcareBENEFITS: Sign on bonus, AK licensure reimbursement, medical & dental insurance, PTO, floating holiday, CE time off and funds, life, AD&D and long/short term disability, 403b, access to NHSC and State of Alaska SHARP loan repayment programs. SUMMARY POSITION STATEMENTThe Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct patient care including diagnostic, preventive, educational and therapeutic mental health services to children, adolescents and adults. The position provides professional expertise and participates in administration of a variety of therapeutic and training programs; also responsible for monitoring client services, ensuring services meet the needs of clients, and are being provided in accordance with best care practices, industry standards, organization guidelines, legal requirements and federal law.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITIONAssess, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate an effective and efficient program that will appropriately meet the needs of the patient population utilizing best care practices, industry standards, organizational guidelines, appropriate accreditation standards, and applicable federal laws, including HIPAASecure comprehensive health histories, perform or request special diagnostic and laboratory tests, interpret test results, and develop comprehensive psychiatric treatment plansProvide mental health assessments, diagnosis, and treatment plans in identified areas; lifesaving and support measures in emergency situations; provide medication management for patients; and maintain appropriate health recordsPrescribe pharmaceutical therapy consistent with medical evaluation, treatment plan and current standards of practiceRefer clients for more specialized or inpatient interventions as clinical situations dictateParticipate in a team management approach to patient care/treatmentMaintain appropriate files; develop and follow through on treatment plans within organizational guidelines; and prepare reports on the clinical management of patientsMaintain an understanding of how behavioral health priorities are administered under State of Alaska DHSS guidelines, consult with specialists and colleagues to review and participate in the care of patients receiving indirect/contract medical servicesMaintain quality care through participation in peer review, policy development and quality improvement programsMaintain appropriate documentation of clinical and counseling services, including all necessary billing information Ensure accurate and consistent use of encounter forms for all client contacts with behavioral health providers to ensure accurate billing of third party resourcesMaintain and update professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on special committeesOther related duties as assignedThe Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, who provides general instructions. Work is assigned in terms of functional/organization objectives. The Chief Medical Officer will provide guidance in unusual situations which do not have clear precedents and on an as-needed basis.The employee works independently, resolves problems on the basis of past precedent; exercises judgment in interpreting guidelines and applicability; and ensures deadlines are met. The employee plans and carries out various stages of a project by selecting and pursuing approved methods and techniques as appropriate. Assignments are reviewed for quality and compliance with established policies and procedures.POSITION REQUIREMENTSEducation: Successfully completed an Advanced Nurse Practitioner courseLicense: Alaska license as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with certification in Psychiatric Mental Health. Out-of-state professional must be able to acquire Alaska licensure which requires certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing by a nationally recognized body prior to employment. Must be certified to work with ChildrenExperience: At least one (1) year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting. Experience in an integrated behavioral health and primary care organization preferred. Must have prescriptive authority in the State of Alaska and a valid DEA licenseProfessional knowledge of psychiatric principles, practices, and processes gained through extended clinical study and experience, in order to provide psychiatric care to clientsMust be dependable, responsible and able to maintain strict client and organizational confidentiality, adherence to standards for mental health record-keeping and HIPAA requirementsMust possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support certificationMust submit and clear a criminal records background check plus a pre-hire drug screenVaccinations: Must show proof of Covid vaccination due to Federal Mandate unless legally exempt.Contact: Patty Eissler, Chief HR Officer, or 907-260-5017www.pchsak.orgPCHS is an equal opportunity employer and ADA compliant agency. Powered by JazzHRPI179462859

Keywords: Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska, Anchorage , Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Soldotna, Alaska

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