Wellness Health Careers
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) needed for a Community Mental Health Provider located along the Oregon coast. Do you love the outdoors? Love small community living with a big city nearby? This role could be ideal for you!
Summary: Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner with prescriptive privileges by the State of Oregon, according to the guidelines of the State of Oregon Nurse Practice Act. The PMHNP is expected to have a DEA number for prescribing all medications allowed by the State of Oregon and the DEA; also prescribing psychotropic medications for clinic clients and monitors medication regime. Thorough knowledge of pharmacology, with broad up-to-date knowledge of psychotropic medications, their indications, side-effects/drug interactions. Knowledge of physical diseases, basic screening/assessment; nursing practices, laws/standards governing nursing practices. Laboratory procedures. Understand theories of normal/abnormal behavior, psychodynamic personality development, psychotherapy, and psychopathology and DSMIV. Keep up-to-date on current research/theories regarding advanced psychiatric mental health nursing practice.
At least two (2) years of experience in psychiatric nursing. Possess a graduate degree in mental health nursing and Nurse Practitioner Certification from the State of Oregon.
Services for agency clients.
Documents cases by signing comprehensive mental health assessments/treatment plans.
Monitors/prescribes medications within their range of practice for clients in group/individual settings; evaluates client’s responses to drug therapy, presence of side effects, and determination of continuing treatment/client compliance. Orders lab work
Functions as a member of staff teams to provide medical management to clients in individual and/or group settings
Carries caseload for prescribing medications. Works cooperatively with therapists of at caseload
Functions as consultant to CMHP staff, community and residential providers, community health nurses, community people/agencies in areas of psychotropic medications and basic medical assessment, and psychiatric nursing
Provides screening/assessment of client’s medical needs, including lab tests
Provide crisis intervention for clients
Lead medication education groups for clients
Administer psychotropic medications to clients
Accurate, up-to-date records.
Amicable working relationship with community health providers, pharmacy and laboratory staff, and community staff providing care to CMHP clients.
Teaches/administers the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS).
After-hours call for medication/respite care concerns.
Participates in EASA Program.
Supervises assigned medical support positions and is directly supervised by the Executive Director. All programs/staff are ultimately responsible to the agency Executive Director.
This is a 4 day, 32 hour position (specific schedule is negotiable)
For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter. EOE