As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, you will play a critical role in providing comprehensive mental health care services to patients with various psychiatric and behavioral health needs. Operating within a collaborative healthcare team, your primary responsibility will be to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with mental health disorders. You will work closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals to develop individualized treatment plans, monitor progress, and ensure the well-being of your patients.
At Soulful Recovery, we aim to foster a collaborative and supportive environment for all our coworkers and clients. Whether you are part of our virtual programming or in person, we strive to make everyone feel like they are connected and a welcomed member of the Soulful Team. It is incumbent upon each of us, from the executive director to behavioral health technicians to create the highest quality working environment and addiction treatment for our clients.
1. Conduct Psychiatric Assessments: Perform thorough psychiatric evaluations and assessments, including patient history, mental status examination, and relevant physical examinations. Use diagnostic tools to identify mental health conditions and formulate accurate diagnoses.
2. Develop Treatment Plans: Collaborate with the healthcare team to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's specific needs, symptoms, and goals. Treatment plans may include medication management, psychotherapy, counseling, and other therapeutic interventions.
3. Prescribe Medications: As a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, you will have the authority to prescribe psychiatric medications and monitor their efficacy and potential side effects. Follow best practices and adhere to applicable laws and regulations regarding prescribing practices.
4. Provide Psychotherapy: Offer evidence-based psychotherapy or counseling services to patients, employing various therapeutic modalities to address emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues effectively.
5. Monitor Patient Progress: Regularly evaluate and monitor patients' mental health progress, making adjustments to treatment plans as necessary. Track and document changes in symptoms, responses to medications, and therapy outcomes.
6. Educate Patients and Families: Educate patients and their families about mental health conditions, treatment options, and self-care strategies to promote better understanding and active participation in the treatment process.
7. Collaborate with the Healthcare Team: Foster effective communication and collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals.
9. Maintain Patient Records: Accurately and confidentially maintain electronic medical records (EMRs) and documentation related to patient care, adhering to legal and ethical standards.
- Master's or Doctorate degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from an accredited program.
- Certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from an accredited nursing board.
- Valid and active nurse practitioner license with psychiatric specialization in the state of practice.
- Prior experience in psychiatric or mental health nursing is preferred.
-Experiences working with adolescents and/or adults
- Strong knowledge of mental health disorders, psychopharmacology, and evidence-based treatment approaches.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with patients, families, and the healthcare team.
- Ability to work independently and make sound clinical decisions.
- Proficient in using electronic health record systems and other healthcare technology tools.
-Remote only position
-$60 - $70 per hour. Room to grow into a salary role.
-PTO, Paid Sick Leave
-Professional Development Opportunities
-Health, Vision and Dental Insurance