Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant-Psych Hospital Consult Proffesional Service
22 Bramhall St. Portland Maine 04102 United States
Posted: Mar 19, 2019
The Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our psychiatric inpatient team in a variety of settings. We are seeking a flexible clinician that would work with our Consultation and Liaison Service, our multidisciplinary neuropsychiatry Adult-Geriatric Inpatient Service, and our Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) located adjacent to the Emergency Department. The PA/NP is responsible for ensuring that our psychiatric inpatients receive safe, effective, evidence based care for their medical problems. Some responsibilities will include: ·Performing initial and follow-up psychiatric evaluations for patients admitted to the medical/surgical hospital or in the APU. ·Helping to manage substance use disorders and withdrawal. ·Performing an admission medication reconciliation. ·Writing admission orders. ·Performing admission physical examinations. ·Reviewing laboratory and ancillary studies. ·Coordinating care with the attending psychiatrists, primary care and specialty providers. ·Evaluate and manage any new medical problems that arise for patients on the inpatient unit (with assistance from consulting medical/surgical providers). Schedule: Sunday – Wednesday; 32 hours/week; some flexibility in weekdays available. Benefits include: ·Relocation Assistance ·Generous Time Off ·Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance ·Pet Insurance ·ID Theft Protection ·Retirement Plan ·Employee Discount Program ·Career growth opportunities Minimum Qualifications: ·Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. ·Successful completion of accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program. ·Current license issued by the State of Maine or eligible for licensure. ·Current BLS certification. ·Prior Psychiatric experience is desirable, but not mandatory.