Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Concord, New Hampshire   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:17825

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION TITLE: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 

SCHEDULE: Full Time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

  • Part Time and PRN status also available

LOCATION: Secure Psychiatric Unit (inpatient) at NHDOC in Concord, NH

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Provides psychiatric/mental health services
  • Utilizes professional medical skills to meet a variety of physical and mental health care needs, with psychiatry as primary focus. 
  • Interacts with a variety of health care professionals and security staff in a correctional environment.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and provides direction for the psychiatric and behavioral health care delivery system and coordinates with the other functions within the institution.
  • Performs physical examinations as required.
  • Responsible for emergency care in critical conditions.
  • Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies and procedures utilizing the SOAP charting format.
  • Monitors and ensures the appropriate utilization of psychotropic medications
  • Initiates requests for commonly performed initial laboratory studies.
  • Identifies normal and abnormal findings on history, physical examination, and commonly performed laboratory studies.
  • Dispenses, prescribes and administers medications as specified in the drug formulary protocol for Nurse Practitioners and as approved by the appropriate regulatory boards.
  • Provides counseling and instruction regarding common patient problems.
  • Ensures compliance with ACA/NCCHC standards, as appropriate, and State and correctional system regulations policies and procedures.

Minimum requirements:
 

Licensing

Current New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner required (if do not have, we can assist with obtaining)

Current New Hampshire Controlled Substance license required

Current DEA required

Certification

Current CPR certification

 

Education

Certification from an accredited college/university as an Advanced Practice Nurse

Preferred experience

Able to train. 2 years clinical experience preferred.  Correctional healthcare experience a plus

OTHER PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Flexible, dependable, and reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medical policies and procedures
  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Support philosophy, objectives and goals of the medical department
  • Assume individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of professional appearance
  • Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. “Team-player” as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.

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