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Nurse Practitioner NP - Psychiatric - PACT

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric - PACT Hours: Full Time and Part Time Available Location: Lynchburg VA 24501 Position Summary: The Nurse Practitioner for PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) is responsible for the overall medical care and medication management for assigned adult individuals. 75% of nursing care is provided in the community setting. PACT services promote independent living in the community for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. A multidisciplinary team provides services 24 hours per day, seven days per week. All services are geared toward increasing tenure in the community, stabilizing psychiatric symptoms and improving the quality of life for identified high need, high-risk consumers. The position will work with a plan of care and treatment team, collaborating with other programs and portfolios as needed to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to those receiving services. Required Education and Experience: --- Master of Science degree from an accredited college/university in Nursing/PMHNP. Licensure as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with minimum education as determined and required by the relevant licensing board. Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia is required. --- One year of progressively responsible experience providing psychiatric care to individuals with a mental health diagnosis is required. Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ---Ability to communicate effectively through all methods of communication. ---Ability to identify and measure outcomes. ---Ability to record data and complete documentation within established expectations and by communicated deadlines. ---Ability to respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner. ---Ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment. ---Knowledge of community mental health and public health. ---Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse. ---Knowledge of psychiatric/medical medications/treatments. ---Knowledge of database systems and software, as well as, the best practices for effective utilization. ---Skill to analyze situations accurately and develop appropriate responses or techniques. ---Skill to use database systems and software to efficiently and effectively meet documentation needs. About Horizon: Horizon Behavioral Health, founded in 1969, is the premier behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia. Horizon serves approximately 15,000 adults, children and families each year in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. Horizon was voted by the readers of Lynchburg Living Magazine as Best of Lynchburg in 2017 for counseling services in Lynchburg. 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. In addition, Horizon locations are approved NHSC sites, as well as qualified for PSLF loan forgiveness programs. We also offer tuition discounts with major local universities.

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