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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Vinton, IA

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Virginia Gay Hospital is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to provide mental health services to patients including therapy, social rehabilitation, crisis intervention and outreach services as our organization begins to offer behavioral health services in a family medical clinic setting.

This is an all outpatient opening and you would need to be comfortable in seeing patients of all ages and life stages. You would be involved with initial assessments, medication checks and working with the integrative team to ensure the care of the patient is met.

The successful candidate will be building relationships and helping mental health patients and their families in and around our rural community. The main job function will be to assess patients and develop individualized plans of care, medication checks/management and working with the family medical clinic team to ensure the care of the patient is met. They may also provide therapy or counseling services to patients, as well as help family members learn to deal with mental illness in the family.

Colleagues within the family health clinic include a team of physicians, physician assistants, Nurse Practitioner, CMAs, LPNs, and RNs.

Responsibilities and Duties: 
Psychiatric nurse practitioners typically conduct interviews in order to determine the appropriate services to offer mental health patients and their families. They develop care plans that include counseling, support services, treatment methods and referrals, as well as periodically review their patient and patient family situations and make changes to the care plans as necessary.

Typical job duties include:
  • Explaining treatment plans to patients and their families
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Preparing reports, monitoring progress toward treatment goals 
  • And conducting annual reviews of active treatment plans
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners may also offer individual and group therapy sessions to patients
  • Instruct other mental health staff in therapeutic techniques
  • Provide crisis interventions
  • Arrange for services from referral agencies and help patients ease back into the community after leaving inpatient programs

Qualifications: 
Must be AANP or ANCC certified with current licensure. Must have valid DEA and CSA registration. You will be responsible for doing medication management related to the diseases that you manage. An ARNP without training as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will not be accepted as a candidate for this position.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Virginia Gay Hospital

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Kim Frank, Director of Human Resources, VGH, 502 N 9th Ave, Vinton, IA 52349

Posted 07/16/18

Job ID: 47152711