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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP // Psychiatric PA

Company: Wellpath
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"About this role:Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA)/Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will skillfully apply expertise to evaluate and diagnose patients and prescribe psychotropic medications as needed. This includes the provision of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complicated mental health conditions in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.What you bring to the table:Education:Completion of a Master's program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAsExperience:Three (3) years of experience as an NP or PAOne (1) year experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities requiredPrevious correctional/detention facility experienceLicenses/Certifications:Current (and must maintain) unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in state of practiceCertification/Specialization in Psychiatric TreatmentCurrent (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHCurrent DEA license and state controlled substance licenseCurrent (and must maintain) security clearanceWhat you will do:Provide telepsychiatry or on-site psychiatric services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those committed persons referred by the medical, clinical services or security staffPrescribe appropriate psychotropic medications to address mental health issues of the persons servedAssisting in monitoring all psychotropic medication utilization or assisting in coordination of psychotropic medication in a cost-efficient mannerProvision of Multidisciplinary Treatment Plans for all applicable persons served per company and facility expectationsChart all findings in medical records of persons served providing written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by Company and FacilityProduce timely, accurate, organized, and legible clinical notes of encounters and other relevant reports, logs and required clinical statistics to the PM or Medical DirectorWhen applicable, screen committed persons for placement or possible transfer to outside psychiatric treatment facilities or other community mental health facilities, or providing support to staff to gain access to outside acute care facilities, if a higher-level treatment is neededRespond to psychiatric emergencies and initiate lifesaving measures to man-down calls, identify medical emergencies, and arrange for transportation to hospitalRefer all 5150 eligible persons served to the County Mental Health and/or Emergency Room for evaluationAssess for suicide ideation and manage the appropriate risk levelAttend daily sick call, notify current medication consult with nursing staff to continue psychotropic medications, and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimetersTriage, respond and communicate mental health complaints from medical and custody staff with Physician, Medical Director or Health Services Administrator or Program Manager any potentially significant medical complaints or observations discovered during routine dutiesMaintain patient Confidentiality and HIPPA complianceCoordinate the activities of his/her shift and communicates with detention staff as neededProvide on-going crisis interventionProvide on-call services as neededUphold corporate principles of practice including but not limited to: quality of care; cost control without minimizing standard of care; utilization management of medications, supplies, etc.; consistency and continuity of care via comprehensive medical / mental health approach to treatmentMaintain a clean, safe, and secure working environmentParticipate in Quality Management Peer Review activities and staff trainingMay assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staffMay assist for orientation and training of new employeesPerform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability EmployerOur investment in you:Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan optionsTime off & leave benefits401KTuition ReimbursementParental benefitsPerks and discountsAnd more available here Compensation Range: $60 - $74 / hour

Keywords: Wellpath, Las Vegas , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP // Psychiatric PA, Healthcare , Las Vegas, Nevada

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