AltaPointe Health Systems

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Job Locations US-AL-Mobile | US-AL-Chatom
Posted Date 5 months ago(9/1/2022 10:28 PM)
Job ID
2022-17090
# of Openings
1
AltaPointe Site
Adult Outpatient Services - Mobile/Gordon Smith
Category
Psychiatry
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00-16:30

Overview

AltaPointe Health is an extensive healthcare system providing primary and behavioral healthcare.  Each year it provides more than 1 million services to 45,000 patients across Alabama. A national leader in behavioral health for more than 60 years, AltaPointe expanded its service array in 2018 to include primary care.  With an even greater focus on the patient's whole health, it operates Accordia Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center with five clinic sites.  Rounding out the continuum, AltaPointe operates two psychiatric hospitals serving children and adults, 20 outpatient behavioral healthcare clinics, and BayView Professional Associates, its private practice arm serving southwest Alabama.

Responsibilities

Primary Job Functions and Performance Expectations:

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment of the consumer
  • Provides appropriate medication management of the consumer
  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM-5 diagnosis
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate, resolve the situation or refer the consumer for hospitalization.
  • Effectively collaborates with the collaborating physician if indicated, referral physicians, treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies.
  • Evaluates for side-effects of medication, particularly tardive dyskinesia and effectively addresses the problem.
  • Practices appropriate standards of care.
  • Written prescriptions adhere to recommended dose and other information as identified in the PDR.
  • Practices according to the Certified Nurse Practitioner Protocol as outlined by the Alabama Board of Nursing 
  • Prescribes medications per the approved formulary for Certified Nurse Practitioner as approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and Alta Pointe policy and procedures 

Supervision and Consultation:

  • Effectively collaborates with supervising Medical Doctor in accordance with the signed protocol and formulary.
  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents per AltaPointe policy in a timely fashion
  • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive psychiatric evaluations per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner, consumer symptoms and treatment
  • Documents legibly
  • Completes all documentation and paperwork as per AltaPointe policy
  • Follows Department of Medical Records guidelines for documentation
  • Reports adverse incidents involving consumers to the Performance Improvement department per AltaPointe policy and procedures for review.

Case Load Management:

  • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards

Qualifications

Possesses current Alabama license to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with collaborative physician and holds a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification (PMHNP-BC).  One year of PMHNP experience required.  

 

Occasional travel to Washington Co., AL Outpatient Office required.

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