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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: Midtown Health Center Inc
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Midtown Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Northeast Nebraska is looking to immediately fill anopening for Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are highly desirable and wage differential is offered to successful bilingual candidates.
Midtown Health Center offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurances, 401(k), paid time off and more.
Position Summary
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the delivery of quality health care to patients of Midtown Health Center and functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her medical practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides direct patient care to clinic patients. Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes appropriate treatment plans for patients. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.
Refers patients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient's management and care. Reviews all lab reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes medical management decisions appropriately.
Refers patient's requiring hospitalization or assessment and management of conditions to supervising physicians or appropriate specialist. Follows patient's progress with referral physician.
Maintains health records for all patients and provides appropriate follow-up instructions with the use of electronic health records.
Formulates, initiates, and monitors patient management plans for patients using protocols and/or consultation with a supervising physician.
Provides continuity of care to patients and serves in rotation for after-hour care coverage.
Ensures that patient and family are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care.
Consults with physicians and other members of the health care team as necessary.
Participates in specified health promotion, education, and/or prevention programs as needed.

2. Participates in the review, development, and training of patient care policies, procedures, protocols, and standing orders.
3. Provides teaching and clinical supervision to nursing or support staff and trainees.
4. Accepts responsibility for remaining current with behavioral health, medical, and other health care trends and information that influence their practice.
5. Assists in maintaining an efficient, safe, secure, orderly, and aseptic environment of care for all patients and employees.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Duties 1 through 5 are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job. All other job duties are secondary functions.

Keywords: Midtown Health Center Inc, Sioux City , Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Norfolk, Iowa

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