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Nurse Practitioner NP - Psychiatric - Adult

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner NP - Psychiatric - Adult Hours: Full Time Location: Various locations available Lynchburg VA 254501 Amherst VA 24521 Rustburg VA 24588 Job Summary: The Nurse Practitioner - will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for the Adult population. They will create a plan of care and treatment, collaborating with other programs and portfolios as needed to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to those receiving services. The NP will also be working in close cooperation with case managers, and attend occasional meetings with the clinicians and case managers assigned to certain patients. On-call is not required. 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. Five years of progressively responsible experience providing psychiatric care to individuals with a mental health diagnosis; with at least three years of managerial experience planning, developing and implementing relevant services and programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. NP Knowledge Skills and Abilities 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 philosophies, practices, policies and outcomes of models of treatment recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for dually diagnosed populations; Understanding of diagnostic criteria for dual conditions and ability to conceptualize modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care; Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; 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; 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; 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 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, 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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