Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric/Mental Health

  • Heartland Family Service
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Jan 04, 2019
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP)

Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

This psychiatric nurse practitioner, an advanced practice nurse, offers a proficiency in the art and science of short-term psychotherapy while having the additional advanced physical and psychiatric assessment skills. Along with the nursing focus on full care provision ranging from mental health promotion to illness prevention, the Psych NP role also involves interventions which encompass psychobiologic diagnosis and treatment. In addition, emphasis is placed on psych education for these clients and their families to promote mental health and prevent subsequent mental disorders.
 
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, flexible days, some evenings required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prescribes medications within their scope of practice to include Medication Assisted Treatment, (i.e. Suboxone).
  • Completes routine medical history and physical examinations when needed.
  • Evaluates and assesses the bio-psycho-social needs of clients.
  • Develops comprehensive treatment plans in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Completes updates as required.
  • Utilizes telemedicine to serve clients as needed.
  • Communicates information to other agencies/organization as appropriate.
  • Provides assessments, progress notes, treatment plan updates and discharge summaries in accordance with agency policy. Documentation is completed within 24 hours of therapeutic interaction.
  • Provides, when indicated, case management sessions with significant persons in the client’s life.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Display a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of Heartland Family Service.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abide by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies and requirements.
  • Develop personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares an appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site.
  • Perform other program related duties as assigned.

                                             *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in the Behavioral Health Nursing field.
  • A minimum of a master’s Degree in nursing from an accredited (ANCC) educational institution.
  • Must also be licensed or willing to become licensed in Nebraska and Iowa as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse APRN in NE or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner ARNP in IA,
  • Licensed with the Drug Enforcement Administration in both Nebraska and Iowa.

 

COMPETENCIES 

Non-Judgmental

Self-care- Practices good self-care; maintains effective emotional regulation and manages stress. 

Integrity-An authentic and honest therapist plays a key role in the client’s recovery. Often, a therapist will inadvertently become a role model for the client. That means the therapist should conduct their personal and professional lives with honesty and integrity. 

Critical thinking- A therapist needs to have the ability to see beyond the surface of the clients issues. 

Continuous learning- stay updated on the latest research and treatment plans to help clients in the best way possible. 

Organization and Time-Management Strategies-Responsible for keeping track of paperwork, fees for clients. 

Active listening 

Communication -Exhibits clear and concise verbal and written communications; communicates honestly and directly.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes

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