PRN Nurse Practitioner-Inpatient

Littleton, CO

Job description

AllHealth Network is hiring for a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to work every other Saturday from 8AM - 6PM at our Acute Treatment Unit. This role does not include benefits. Hourly rate is $52. This person must have experience with adults and experience providing outpatient or inpatient treatment to clients with meatal illnesses.

Job Purpose:
Provide evaluation, assessment and follow-up appointments for clients with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses at the Acute Care Campus (ACC). Responsible for both direct psychopharmacological service to clients and consultation to clinical staff.

Goals and Objectives:
Provide competent medical care to clients and complete associated documentation as required
Ensure psychiatric services and follow-ups are completed within established timelines

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide psychiatric assessment/evaluation to clients within 24 hours of their admission onto the adult inpatient unit
Provide consultation and coordination to clinical staff and nurses regarding the diagnosis, psychiatric problems, treatment and medications of clients on the unit or presenting in the walk-in center
Provide daily follow-up medication appointments to evaluate and monitor medication effectiveness including any side effects or adverse reactions
Attend daily clinical rounds and participate with inter-disciplinary treatment team to review medical necessity of clients on the inpatient unit; discuss treatment recommendations, discharge plan, legal status and daily discharges
Write all orders for discharges, transfers, changes in legal status, and prescribed medications as indicated
On-call hours are required on a rotating schedule with other campus medical providers
Collaborate when necessary with partner medical facility doctors, BHOs, outpatient providers and insurance companies to provide appropriate continuity of care
Complete all required paperwork accurately, legibly, and within established timeframes, and to accepted standards of practice
Ensure the Diagnosis page is updated and consistent with the psychiatric evaluation for each client
Understand and follow policies and procedures regarding the use of seclusion and restraint, mental health holds, medications, grievance information and client rights.
Follow all AllHealth Network policies and procedures
Complete all required trainings as listed in Relias Learning (both online training and face-to-face training) within required timelines
Perform other duties as required within the scope of the position and the experience, education and ability of the employee.

Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:
Masters Degree (MSN/MS)
Licensed in the State of Colorado as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (APN)

Must have at least one year post-masters direct clinical experience with adult psychiatric clients in a medical/behavioral health setting
Must have experience working with psychiatric medications with both acute and chronically mentally ill clients

Demonstrated interpersonal and clinical leadership skills
Decision making ability, organizational skills and effective communication skills
Medical expertise, ability to establish effective consulting relationships and function collaboratively in multiple systems
Must be able to collaborate with professionals within the medical field, mental health providers and external agencies