Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Job Title: Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Riverside Medical Center – Kankakee, IL
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Provide high quality, compassionate and ethical inpatient mental health therapy to patients with the primary responsibility for medication evaluation/management.
Complete clinical documentation.
Actively participate as a positive member of the hospital environment.
Be aware of community referral sources and refer when necessary.
Secure client information per HIPAA standards.
Maintain case files within electronic health record (EHR) that are up to date.
Participate in case consultation meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders in adults.
Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by licensing board.
Maintain good standing with the appropriate board and insurance entities.
Maintain active DEA number.
Complete all recommended continuing medical education requirements.
Remain current with updated research and best practices.
Skill in working with a variety of cultures.
Skill in applying varied interventions with individuals/families in crisis.
Knowledge of family systems and their impact on mental health within the family.
Education and Experience:
A masters or doctoral degree in nursing, with psychiatric certification
Previous experience preferred, but not required
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
For more information:
Contact Yvonne Burnett, Provider Recruitment Manager with Riverside Medical Center
Additional Salary Information: CME, Paid time off, complete benefits package, retirement plan
Internal Number: 1
About Riverside Medical Center
Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, IL and is part of Riverside Healthcare, a fully integrated healthcare system serving the needs of individuals and communities throughout the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond. As part of the system, Riverside Medical Center, a 312-bed hospital, provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care and is a nationally recognized, award-winning Level II Trauma hospital with nationally-leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. Its reputation for nursing excellence has made Riverside the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital. Because Riverside's clinical performance ranks them among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, Healthgrades has named them a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award, and Truven Health Analytics presented them with the 100 Top Hospitals® award. Riverside also operates several community, primary and specialty health centers throughout the region.