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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - REMOTE Telehealth

Company: Common Ground
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Announcing The Behavioral Health Urgent Care As seen in Crain's Detroit and C&G Newspapers This is a Brand New, Exciting Opportunity for Mental Healthcare Professionals. Be among the first to join this virtual telehealth team for a premiere behavioral health program in the Oakland County region Click here for more details about this new program. Common Ground is an established non-profit community-crisis organization. Our purpose: helping people move from crisis to hope. For the past 50 years, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness and others in critical situations. Here at Common Ground, the people we serve come first. We have identified the need for a Behavioral Health Urgent Care in our community. It will be the first of its kind in the Oakland County region. The Clinic will treat people experiencing mild to moderate mental health crises, provide urgent psychiatric care treatment, and fill the gap between emergency rooms and slow office visits. Our highly trained staff will be dedicated to serving the person in need with the best crisis care in the region. The service will be delivered in two main methods, virtual telehealth, and a walk-in facility. The clinic will first provide a virtual telehealth option that will be an ongoing alternative to in-person, face-to-face treatment. SUMMARY: The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a part of the Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC), which is comprised of the following titles: Nurse Practitioner, Clinicians, and the Program Manager. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide co-occurring psychiatric/substance use/medical evaluation and treatment to children and adults in crisis. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is an at-will position that reports to the BHUC Manager. This position will demonstrate an advanced level of clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration that will work with individuals and families/caregivers who are experiencing behavioral health crises. Emphasis will be placed on the provision of problem-focused, time-limited psychotherapy in conjunction with other mental health professionals. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide care within his/her scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, institutional policy, and practice agreements. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: In collaboration with overseeing psychiatrist, provide psychiatric services to children and adults through psychiatric evaluation, medication review and prescription, consultation to staff/family members/provider network, etc. Provide emergency medication review for persons served within the Oakland County Health Network (OCHN) Provide active psychiatric treatment which includes psychiatric evaluation, medication review, medication prescribing, and any other psychiatric service Provide psychiatric services to persons served in Common Ground services across programs such as Oakland Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service (OACIS) and Crisis Residential Unit (CRU) Evaluate the consumer's medication needs and write prescriptions to start medically necessary medications for people who have been authorized by licensed master clinician to the CRU Ensure all paperwork is complete and provide person/family with necessary copies of signed documents Comply with attendance and punctuality policies, as well as all other Common Ground policies and procedures RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS: Utilize recovery principles while comforting people in crisis and provide hope, choice, empowerment in a recovery environment Develop understanding and management of wellness and triggers Encourage persons and families we serve to be actively involved with planning and treatment Assist with linking adults/children with substance use issues to the appropriate substance abuse service Perform other job-related duties as assigned SUPERVISION: Psychiatrist oversight REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES KNOWLEDGE OF: Nursing principles, practices, and techniques Psychotropic medications Michigan Mental Health Code Community resources Basic intervention skills Tele-mental Health Current behavioral management and de-escalation techniques in a safe, calm, and caring manner SKILL TO: Navigate Telehealth Platforms and Electronical Medical Record Perform job functions consistent with protocols, procedures, and job instructions Demonstrate proficiency in telehealth platform (V SEE) Work independently and apply critical thinking/decision making skills Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a multi-disciplinary team Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Demonstrate proficiency in relevant software and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) ABILITY TO: Relate to a diverse population of clients which includes a variety of age, sex, economic and educational backgrounds Provide care in a virtual setting Use basic intervention skills Work with clients having a variety of psychiatric problems Provide direct client care and treatment Have awareness of information that needs to be gathered to appraise a variety of client situations, including information needed regarding medical issues Manage violent or potentially violent situations in a safe, calm, and caring manner Apply trauma informed principles and values with knowledge, decisions, and treatment of all people served REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master's Degree or Doctorate Degree as a Nurse Practitioner with a focus on psychiatric nursing Must be licensed/certified as a Nurse Practitioner from Michigan State Board of Nursing and ANA/ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Completion of an accredited program as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, including preceptorship Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license Controlled Substance License Minimum of one (1) year psychiatric nursing experience in crisis work and client/patient screening and assessment Minimum of two (2) years' experience in providing direct client care to persons receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders Experience with telemedicine, preferred Experience providing medication management for psychiatric patients, preferred Experience working in therapy strategies, preferred ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Requirements: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Environmental Working Requirements: The Behavioral Health Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner is required to have a private, at-home office environment free from distractions and conducive to handling sensitive video calls/texts/chats. The job requires exposure to computer screen(s). Assignments may require work to be done on an individual basis or in virtual teams with members at various staffing levels. Common Ground will provide essential technology and equipment including laptops. A minimum internet speed of 45 Mbps (Megabits per second) download and 7 Mbps upload (with a latency ping of under 100 MS) is required. A hard-wired (coax or fiber cable) connection is recommended, but not required. Common Ground will not cover the cost of home internet. Internet speed will be tested prior to the employee starting. An internet speed result that meets or exceeds the minimum as outlined above is required before the employment start date. Other Requirements: All electronic or hard copy documents are complete, accurate, and signed prior to end of shift. Attitude and actions are aligned with the organizational mission and values. Promote a team environment. Focus on the strengths and needs of the person/families served. Complete Service Activity Logs in accordance with departmental standards. Adhere to established Quality Improvement Indicators. Participate in training and orientation of new staff and interns. The agency may in its sole discretion fill this position on a full-time, part-time, or contingent basis with the individual best fit to perform the essential functions of the job. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the title. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Employees in this title are subject to a background check and a pre-employment physical. Common Ground is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Keywords: Common Ground, Pontiac , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - REMOTE Telehealth, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan

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