Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Our Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, under the supervision of the Chief Psychiatrist in accordance with established CCRS policy and procedure as well as within the state guidelines, provides psychiatric consultation, diagnostic, and treatment services, including medication management and crisis intervention, to the patient population.
Provides comprehensive assessment, develops treatment plans, implements plans of care, and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions with revisions as necessary.
Initiates, monitors, and adjusts medications and treatments according to approved protocols.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of all requirements and practice standards relating to the prescription and administration of medications including compliance with organization policy and procedures, documentation requirements, and medication education.
Initiates appropriate medication and other therapies for diagnosed conditions; follows established protocols for making changes in medications when indicated according to variations in a patient’s response; monitors patients for side effects to prescribed medications; ensures that all orders are dated, timed, legible, and signed, and include the indication for each medication and therapy prescribed; adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before using non-formulary medications.
Documents all relevant patient care issues in patients’ progress notes and treatment plan.
The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.
Master's degree in nursing.
Must have at least five(5) years of experience in treating mentally ill patients, preferably in an inpatient setting.
Recent experience working in an independent clinical environment preferred.
Must be able to pass and maintain clearance for a Public Trust Position, if working with specific patients.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer and typing skills, and familiarity with using an electronic medical record.
Must possess and maintain an active license as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina.
Current certification in BLS.
Internal Number: 18-50867
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