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Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Company: Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska
Location: Soldotna
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

REPORTS TO: Chief Medical OfficerWORK WEEK: Anticipate 40 hours per week as needed to accomplish tasksWAGE CLASSIFICATION: ExemptOSHA CLASSIFICATION: High
With a mission of "Strengthening our community by providing accessible and affordable healthcare", we are a non-profit, family practice Federally Qualified Health Center treating the whole patient with medical, dental, eye care, and behavioral health services. Our main office is located in Soldotna, AK, where the beautiful Kenai River flows through the middle of town, drawing thousands of visitors each summer, to catch world-class salmon and to enjoy the outdoors.
BENEFITS: 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.

Assess, 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 HIPAA
Secure comprehensive health histories, perform or request special diagnostic and laboratory tests, interpret test results, and develop comprehensive psychiatric treatment plans
Provide 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 records
Prescribe pharmaceutical therapy consistent with medical evaluation, treatment plan and current standards of practice
Refer clients for more specialized or inpatient interventions as clinical situations dictate
Participate in a team management approach to patient care/treatment
Maintain appropriate files; develop and follow through on treatment plans within organizational guidelines; and prepare reports on the clinical management of patients
Maintain 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 services
Maintain quality care through participation in peer review, policy development and quality improvement programs
Maintain 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 resources
Maintain and update professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on special committees
Other related duties as assigned

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 license
Professional knowledge of psychiatric principles, practices, and processes gained through extended clinical study and experience, in order to provide psychiatric care to clients
Must be dependable, responsible and able to maintain strict client and organizational confidentiality, adherence to standards for mental health record-keeping and HIPAA requirements
Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support certification
Must submit and clear a criminal records background check plus a pre-hire drug screen

Vaccinations: Must show proof of Covid vaccination due to Federal Mandate unless legally exempt.
Contact: Patty Eissler, Chief HR Officer, or 907-260-5017
PCHS is an equal opportunity employer and ADA compliant agency.

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

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