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Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP - Child & Adolescent

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: March 17, 2019

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP - Child Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week Position Summary: The Nurse Practitioner - will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a child and adolescent consumer 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. 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.

  • One year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner, providing psychiatric care to adults with a mental health diagnosis. Related 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 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.

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