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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner PMHNP - Child or Adult

Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), both full-time and hourly positions available, scheduled days and shifts negotiableLocation: position based in Lynchburg, VA 24501Position Summary:The Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) provides medical, diagnostic and treatment services for a child or Adult consumer population in collaboration with agency psychiatrists. Work is performed under general supervision and is guided by policies and procedures, quality assurance, public and private payor guidelines, diagnostic guidelines and professional practices and including ethical standards related to client interactions, state and federal licensure and accreditation regulations and guidelines.Required Education and Experience: Master of Science degree from an accredited college/university in Nursing/PMHNP, and licensure as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with minimum education as determined and required by the relevant licensing board. Current DEA registration. One year of relevant experience as a Nurse Practitioner, providing psychiatric care to children with a mental health diagnosis.Related Knowledge Skills and Abilities:Thorough knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques related to Psychiatry and nursing; Thorough knowledge of the characteristics and precautions to be taken in the administration of psychotropic medication; Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques related to individual therapy, counseling practices and risk assessment for the mentally ill; Thorough knowledge of individual management guidelines for Virginia; thorough knowledge of the laws and legal procedures relating to hospital admission; Thorough knowledge of community resources hospitalization options, treatment providers and other agencies in service to the mentally ill population.Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to client at other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed.About Horizon:Horizon Behavioral Health is celebrating 50 years of being the primary public behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Horizon is the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back award, has been named Best of Counseling Services in Lynchburg VA in 2017 and 2018, and most recently named Best Place to Work in 2018. We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.To Apply - Please visit our online career center at Horizon requires vaccination against COVID 19 with an FDA-approved or FDA-authorized vaccine as a condition of employment, or seek an approved exemption prior to start date. Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Keywords: HORIZON BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, LLC, Lynchburg , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner PMHNP - Child or Adult, Healthcare , Lynchburg, Virginia

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