Psychiatric Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Part Time)
January 30, 2018
Part Time - Experienced
Advocacy / Non-Profit
Under the direction of the Medical Director, the PNP shall serve as a team member in the provision of behavioral health services in accordance with the State of Michigan Nursing Board guidelines. The PNP will assume medical decision-making responsibilities in the assessment and management of behavioral health disorders using medications deemed appropriate in the treatment of such disorders. Must have a current license as PNP by the Michigan Board of Nursing. License must be in good standing.
Job Responsibilities & Duties:
Works collaboratively with the Medical Director to assure optimal care to all patients while assuring cost effective use of all treatments including medications.
Conducts psychiatric evaluations, prescribes and monitors medications, as appropriate.
Works collaboratively with primary care providers to assure prescriptions are not duplicated, appropriate lab tests are ordered and screened with follow up.
Adheres to the practice standards of the local community and State of Michigan Nursing Board regulations and policies related to the treatment of persons suffering from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Participates in psychiatric team meetings, and other clinical meetings, as appropriate to maximize the treatment of all patients.
Provides education to patients, their families, and to staff members related to medication, mental health diagnosis and medical conditions.
Adheres to guidelines related to pharmacy practices.
Obtains prior authorizations for restricted proprietary or non-formulary medications and approval for procedures such as laboratory studies, radiology testing, and neurological or psychological testing.
Responsible for meeting encounter requirements, as specified.
Records and documents patients’ information in a quality and timely manner.
Provides all patients with appropriate referrals to other community agencies as needed or requested.
Follows professional and ethical practices when working with patients, patient records patients’ families, and community personnel.
Maintains confidentiality of patient/family information.
Works effectively with all patients and families to promote a milieu of trust while providing excellent mental health treatment.
Licensed as a PNP by the Michigan Board of Nursing and licensed to practice as a nurse.
Licensed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Must be a practitioner in good standing with the agency with practice and privileges consistent with clinical qualifications.
Must have knowledge of the special needs of SMI, brain injured, child & adolescent, geriatric, and substance abuse populations.
Experience working in community based setting preferred.
Competent computer skills using EMR, electronic prescriptions, and MS Office products
Internal Number: 4410
About Judson Center
Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan.