Job Opening: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Description: A psychiatric nurse practitioner is needed to work with patients at three in patient, very high end residential treatment centers in Tarzana. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner would interact with up to 30 in patient clients and 15-20 out patient clients.
Location: Tarzana, CA
Schedule: Flexible, more about seeing the patients than a specific schedule. They can spread it out even on the weekends if they prefer.
1. Monitor patients’ medication usage and results. Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
2. Document patients’ medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, and outcomes. Record patient medical histories.
3. Under the direction of the Medical Director, diagnose psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions.
4. Evaluate patients’ behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments, analyze patient data to determine patient needs and treatment goals.
5. Distinguish between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and diagnose appropriately.
6. Assess patients’ mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.
7. Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements.
8. Educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans.
9. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans.
10. Develop and implement treatment plans.
11. Develop practice protocols for mental health problems based on review and evaluation of published research.
12. Refer patients requiring more specialized or complex treatment to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, or other medical specialists.
13. Administer medications, injections and intravenous injections.
14. Other duties as determined by the Medical Director.
1. An active and current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
2. An active and current Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
3. An active and current Nurse Practitioner medication furnishing number issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
4. An active and current Controlled Substance Registration certificate issued by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
5. A valid California Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Compensation: $135,000-$150,000 plus benefits