NURSE PRACTITIONER - BEHAVIORAL SERVICES

  • Owensboro Health
  • 2211 Mayfair Dr Owensboro Kentucky 42301 United States
  • Posted: Apr 23, 2019
Full-time Nursing

Job Description

  • Job Summary
    • In collaboration with a physician, diagnoses and treats certain acute or chronic health conditions in specific populations. Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.
  • Job Responsibilities
    • Obtains patient history and perform assessments via observation, interview and examination. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies. May be required to perform preventative health assessments, screenings, immunizations and care.
    • Provides direct treatment and management of health conditions via prescriptive authority or referral to other healthcare providers or community resources.
    • Provides counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health, treatment options and community resources.
    • Provides care in the context of promoting age and culture-appropriate informed choices, shared decision- making and the right to self-determination.
    • Provides accurate and timely documentation of assessment and patient care plan.
    • May coordinate the registration functions including collecting and entering demographic, insurance, employer information, and co-payments.
  • Organizational Responsibilities
    • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Education
    • Master's degree or higher in Nursing required.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration
    • Licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or other designation as required by state law. National certification as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP-BC) required from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider preferred.
  • Work Experience
    • None required. Psychiatry and/or mental health experience preferred.
  • Skills and Attributes
    • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • FLSA Classification
    • Exempt
  • Disclaimer
    • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
  • Additional Position Related Details
    • Populations Served

Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

  • Physical Requirements

    • Activity and Frequency:
      • Bending/Stooping - Frequently
      • Climbing - Occasionally
      • Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
      • Kneeling - Occasionally
      • Lifting/Moving Patients - Frequently
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Rarely
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Rarely
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never
      • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Occasionally
      • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Occasionally
      • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Rarely
      • Reaching - Frequently
      • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never
      • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently
      • Running - Rarely
      • Sitting - Frequently
      • Squatting - Occasionally
      • Standing - Frequently
      • Walking - Frequently
      • Audible Speech - Frequently
      • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
      • Smelling Acuity - Never
      • Taste Discrimination - Never
      • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
      • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently

  • Exposures

    • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.