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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Meadows Of Wickenburg Inc
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

This is where you change your story---At Meadows we understand that new directions to career advancing and improvement can be scary, but we are excited to offer you a possible new rewarding chapter with us! Come join us in transforming lives!Who are we?We have been the most trusted name in the industry and have been helping people for 40 years. Our approach is different and success stories of our patients prove that. We don't have one size fits all treatment and there are no quick fixes.Who are you?Are you compassionate, innovative and have a passion to make an impact? Are you looking to get your foot in the door with a company that will believe in your abilities and train you to advance? 75% of our current top-level executive staff are organic internal promotions from within.We might be a perfect fit for you!Position Summary:Provides psychiatric services to assigned patients. Provides quality patient care in a supportive and empathetic manner to ensure a safe environment. Comfortable with ages served per program needs.Responsibilities:

  • Completes a Psychiatric Evaluation on all assigned patients within 72 hours of admission (including submitting dictation / documentation).
  • Evaluate patients' clinical and medical appropriateness for transfer and /or discharge.
  • Completes psychiatric assessment and mental status assessments of patients as requested.
  • Documents all meetings with patients in process notes within 24 hours of meeting. Completes all documentation, maintaining compliance with the Company's policies and procedures.
  • Consults with patients in support and interpretation of the treatment plan and treatment team decisions.
  • Prescribe medication appropriate to the patient within the policies and practices of the Company. Works with the treatment team to minimize the use of psychotropic medication with a focus on removing patients from controlled or addictive medication if clinically appropriate.
  • Reviews all non-psychiatric medical orders and prescriptions and consults with prescribers as required.
  • Communicate risks, benefits and side effects of psychiatric medication to patients and documents such education in the progress notes.
  • Attends treatment team meetings and provides consultation regarding medications and psychiatric issues.
  • Determines a psychiatric diagnosis per DSM-V or subsequent publication and documents the diagnosis in the patient's medical record within 24 hours of admission. Clarifies diagnosis on an on-going basis, specifically addressing rule outs and other diagnosis in treatment team meetings.
  • Takes call Monday through Friday for psychiatric issues involving assigned patients. Takes weekend call for all patients in accordance with the current call schedule.
  • May provide emergency psychiatric consultation by telephone seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day, except during periods of scheduled time off. Responds to calls promptly and appropriately.
  • May complete insurance appeal letters in coordination with Patient Finance.
  • May conduct Doc-to-Doc reviews with insurance representatives in accordance with the insurance company's timeline requirements.
  • Works with Medical Records on "Return to Work" forms and letters, disability forms and letters and FMLA paperwork for assigned patients.Education:
    • Graduation from an approved Nurse Practitioner ProgramCertification/Licenses:
      • Licensed with the Arizona Board of Nursing
      • Must have a DEA Number
      • CPR and CPI certifiedExperience:
        • Three years experience in chemical dependency or eating disorders preferred.
        • Two years experience with patient population served required.
        • Meets active staff credentialing.We are a Drug Free Company. All positions are designated as "Safety Sensitive" positions and in light of our company mission, the Company does not employ medical marijuana cardholders. Following an offer of employment, and prior to reporting to work, all applicants will be required to submit to and pass a substance abuse screen.The Meadows is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Meadows provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and if you need reasonable accommodation during any time of the employment process, please reach out to hr@meadowsbh.com.

Keywords: Meadows Of Wickenburg Inc, Sunnyvale , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Sunnyvale, California

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