Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER OPPORTUNITY – Clarks Summit State Hospital:
Clarks Summit State Hospital is a Medicare and Medicaid approved long-term psychiatric facility providing treatment for consumers with severe and persistent mental illness. Clarks Summit State Hospital is an extended acute care psychiatric hospital serving 11 counties in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. The facility is located approximately eight miles north of the city of Scranton in a suburban setting. All active treatment at Clarks Summit State Hospital is accomplished within the context of a treatment team led by a licensed psychiatrist. Other important members of the team come from the following disciplines: nursing, general medicine, social service, psychology, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, vocational adjustment services, chaplain services and dietary services. Each patient at the hospital has an individualized treatment plan which is geared toward recovery.
The facility has capacity to serve up to 242 individuals for General Psychiatry.
Treatment at Clarks Summit State Hospital is directed by Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner's leadership through the Treatment Team. The Treatment Team is a partnership with the individual receiving care and treatment, their family members, members of the Consumer and Family Advocacy Community, representatives from the County Offices of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and members of the hospital's clinical, administrative, and support teams. This partnership of service enables and facilitates psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized programs are tailored toward assisting the individual in returning to the community.
Clarks Summit State Hospital is committed to service in support of recovery.
In the state of Pennsylvania, MHM Services proudly serves as the statewide mental health provider to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Philadelphia Prison System (6 county jails), and, the staffing provider to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including all Pennsylvania state hospitals and other various branches of the Commonwealth.
MHM Services, in collaboration with Crown Hills, has an immediate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner opening located at the Clarks Summit State Hospital.
Hours per Week: 37.5 hours per week;
Work Schedule: Enjoy a predictable work schedule including regular scheduled hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, No On Call responsibilities / No required evening hours and No weekend rounds;
Patient Population: The patient population consists of adult civil and forensic psychiatric patients at least 18 years of age.
Position Summary: The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the care and treatment of mentally ill residents on a designated service area(s) and has professional responsibility for diagnosis, determination of treatment methods, and leadership in the implementation of treatment plans, and discharge planning. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a driving force for the treatment of the resident which includes medication regimens. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will function as the Treatment Team Director and will be responsible for providing psychiatric leadership and direction to the Treatment Team and for providing quality psychiatric care to each individual resident. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher level psychiatrist or other administrative supervisor for clinical and administrative issues and is reviewed for conformance to current, accepted psychiatric and medical principles and techniques through staff conferences, case reports, observation during performance, evaluation of results, and performance improvement activities.
For more information about this or other location please contact Tory Anderson (In House Recruiter) at 717-296-1875 or email at email@example.com
Possession of a valid certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner as issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
Possession of a valid certification in the adult psych/MH specialty area as issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
Maintains a valid CRNP Prescriptive Authority Approval to prescribe and dispense drugs as issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
Reads, writes and communicate in English
Interprets lab values, diagnostic tests and consultant recommendation
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salaries; dependent on experience.
MHM Services, Inc. (MHM), is a leading national provider of healthcare services to state and local government agencies. We have clients in 16 states, nearly 350 facilities, and have more than 7,000 employees. MHM provides behavioral health and medical specialty services to government agencies in a wide variety of patient care settings, including Correctional Facilities, State Hospitals, Courts, Ju...venile Facilities and Community Clinics. In the state of Pennsylvania, our client relationships include:
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections – 26 State prisons, 1 motivational boot camp
Philadelphia Prison System – 6 County jails
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including all Pennsylvania State Hospitals and various Bureaus of the Commonwealth.
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