Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Elements Behavioral Health
Location
Hanover, PA
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care, including the reporting of observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, responds to patient emergencies and ensures overall high standards for patient care. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinates with attending physicians to ensure all admission orders are addressed and appropriate ancillary assessments and services are provided. Completes documentation timely and accurately, including, transcription of orders, medication logs, discharge paperwork, and status of patient treatment plans. Properly reviews and maintains documentation and management of medications. Development and implementation of quality assurance for infection control, nursing, pharmaceutical, ancillary, and laboratory services Attendance and participation in terms of treatment planning conferences and professional staff meetings Orientation and training of staff regarding pharmaceutical and physical health services, infection control, and CPR & First Aid instruction Maintains are required for training, education and practical experience for state standards, certifications and licensing. Current and valid state PA license as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with patients in the in a mental health or psychiatric environment. Excellent communication skills Ability to collaborate with all physicians and staff. A thorough understanding of documentation and the ability to complete all documentation accurately and timely. Two years' work experience in the field of Chemical Dependency is preferred.

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