TITLE: Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
LOCATION: Lakewood, CO or Aurora, CO
TYPE: Full-time, Employee
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
COMPENSATION: Competitive Compensation + Benefits + Etc. (see details below)
We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our team in either the Lakewood or Aurora locations!
Our client is a forward thinking, well-established, non-profit providing intensive mental health services for Colorado’s children, youth, and families in need of mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice services.
This person will provide psychiatric services for children/youth population. These services include: psychiatric evaluation, medication evaluations and individual and medication management. Identify potential physical problems impacting the mental health of children/youth and order and monitor appropriate laboratory tests. Provide consultation, education, and mentoring of the clinical staff. Communicate and collaborate with other prescribers and healthcare providers in the overall health management of the children/youth.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides psychiatric diagnostic/medication evaluations and individual and group medication management. Provide children/youth and families with all necessary medication education and psycho-education.
- Consults to nurses in triaging phone calls, addressing medication problems, and requests for refills. Responds promptly to nurse’s questions or requests.
- Orders and monitors appropriate laboratory tests at clinically indicated frequency.
- Monitors and reviews children/youth charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up.
- Provides medical provider review of medical records as clinically indicated, and as required by contracts or as necessitated state or federal regulations.
- Provides crisis support for clinical emergencies as arranged.
- Provides after-hours on-call psychiatric services at frequency negotiated with the Executive Director.
- Attends mandatory training and complies with individualized training plans if required.
- Reports high risk/problem cases and solicits consultation and help as needed. Attends supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor, and incorporates supervision into clinical practice and job performance.
- Completes 95% of all paperwork by the due date.
- Engages children/youth and their families in the treatment process and goal-setting. Identifies/provides appropriate intervention for risk factors including lethality. Works constructively with children/youth to reach agreed upon outcome, and coordinates care with internal and external providers.
- Maintains appropriate professional boundaries and standards
- Provides appropriate follow-up with receiving prescriber as indicated.
- Exhibits professionalism, enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
- Maintains effective interpersonal relations with children/youth, peers, management, visitors, and the general public.
- Effectively responds to children/youth/family needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, and provides timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.
- Works cooperatively with other community agencies. As appropriate and as agreed with supervisor, participates in committees, task forces.
- There may be other, site or program specific responsibilities that are negotiated and agreed upon by the Lead Psychiatrist and the Executive Director.
- Current Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) with no restrictions in the state of Colorado
- An understanding of residential treatment of children/adolescents, community mental health systems of care and principles of managed healthcare
- Knowledgeable and current with regard to psychopharmacology, medical/psychiatric interface, and evidence-based neuropsychiatric/neurobehavioral diagnosis and treatment
- Ability to provide leadership and collaboration with multidisciplinary mental health team in the delivery of comprehensive and integrated clinically appropriate interventions
- Basic computer skills such as e-mail, word processing, interface with/documentation in electronic medical record and prescription writing are required
We are targeting $100,000 to $115,000 annual base salary for this position. Our client also offers comprehensive Benefits + Vacation + Wellness Perks + Incentives + Lots of Opportunity for Advancement and Progression within your career + Etc.
TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org