Advance Practice Nurse (APRN)

Summary:
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP) is a Registered Nurse prepared at the Master�s level and certified as an advanced practice nurse in mental health.  The PMH-NP has advanced knowledge and clinical skills in psychiatric diagnoses and treatment which may include prescriptive authority individual group and family psychotherapy crisis intervention case management and consultation.  In the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Service line the PMH-NP works in various positions involved in evaluation treatment and care of children and adolescents with psychiatric illness and or emotional/behavioral disturbances and their families.  The PMH-NP practices as an independent member of the health care team collaborating with other health professionals to provide mental health care to children and their families.

 

Responsibilities:

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

The PMH-NP is an independently licensed clinician whose practice can include the following:
Assessment diagnosis and treatment of individuals with acute and chronic psychiatric illnesses or emotional/behavior disturbances
Clinical evaluation of patients in seclusion/restraints
Psychopharmacologic management 
Individual group and family therapy
Crisis intervention and emergency evaluations
Coordination and integration of multidisciplinary services for clients with complex psychiatric problems
Provide comprehensive psychiatric �mental health education
Support of individuals and their families around issues of developmental milestones or life changes and/or catastrophic events
Clinical supervision and consultation
Promotion of wellness-oriented care with a focus on disease and disability prevention
Advocacy for children with mental health issues and their families
Initiation and participation in research studies
Timely and accurate completion of all documents as per the policies and procedures of individual department in which he/she is employed.

 

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Must have current licensure to practice as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in child and adolescent psychiatry from an accredited college or university.  Current certification by ANCC as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Nurses whose position includes prescriptive authority must have current Federal DEA# and fulfill all mandates per state law.  In addition must hold a current APRN CNS or PMH- and Controlled Substance registration in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. 

EXPERIENCE:

Three to five years� clinical experience in working with children and adolescents with mental health needs. If working in an ambulatory setting 1 year of prescribing psychiatric medications is preferred.  

Experience in crisis intervention with patients with psychiatric-mental health issues.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Sits stands and stands intermittently throughout the day.  May move up to 35 pounds of weight.


INDEPENDENT ACTION:

Is an independently licensed practitioner working in collaboration with Lifespan psychiatrists as approved by Medical staff.

Performs independently within department policies and practices.  Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Gateway Healthcare Inc. USA:RI:Pawtucket

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: Shift 1

 

Union: Non-Union