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Inpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: Polara Health
Location: Prescott
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

Full-time position (40 hours weekly) Fri-Sun We Value Our Employees By Offering: Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT) Up to 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually. Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers. Job Title: Inpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner POLARA HEALTH'S MISSION, VISION & VALUES The Mission of Polara Health is to provide accessible, compassionate holistic care that strengthens our community. We envision a community where the healthcare needs of all are met. Our Values: Quality, Integrity and CompassionToward this end, we offer a vast array of services for adults, families and children living with mental and behavioral health disorders, from case management and counseling to supportive housing and vocational rehabilitation. Polara Health is the largest local non-profit provider of behavioral health and crisis intervention services in Yavapai County, and serves approximately 7,500 people annually. GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION As a PMHNP you will skillfully apply expertise to evaluate and diagnose patients and prescribe psychotropic medications as needed. This includes the provision of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complicated mental health conditions in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide on-site psychiatric services in an acute care setting including but not limited to, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those committed persons referred by the medical, clinical services or security staff. Prescribe appropriate psychotropic medications to address mental health issues of the persons served. Assisting in monitoring all psychotropic medication utilization or assisting in coordination of psychotropic medication in a cost-efficient manner. Provision of Multidisciplinary Treatment Plans for all applicable persons served per company and facility expectations. Chart all findings in medical records of persons served providing written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by Company and Facility. Produce timely, accurate, organized clinical notes of encounters and other relevant reports, logs and required clinical documentation. When applicable, screen patients for placement or possible transfer to outside psychiatric treatment facilities or other community mental health facilities, or providing support to staff to gain access to outside acute care facilities, if a higher-level treatment is needed. MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES Effectively communicate with referring providers and client family members; Comfortable with all age ranges; Provide psychiatric assessment; Provide medication management. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB Education Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited educational institution is required; ANCC - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (PMHNP) certification is required; Ability to build rapport and establish a strong therapeutic working relationship with clients; Experience providing evaluation and evidence-based psychotherapy with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations; Hold a valid DEA. Experience: One (1) year experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities required Other: Needs to hold active Xwavier for Suboxone Treatment; FNP or Acute Care Certified. EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination. Polara Health further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. PI191337336

Keywords: Polara Health, Prescott , Inpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Prescott, Arizona

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