Advanced Practitioner - Psychiatry - Consult & Liaison Service

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Jan 13, 2018
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

Location Details: 
Carolinas Healthcare System Behavioral Health Charlotte, is looking for certified Psychiatric Advanced Clinical Practitioners to join their expanding Consult & Liaison Service. Patients receiving treatment at a Carolinas HealthCare System behavioral health inpatient facility in the Charlotte, NC region, receive care in a safe, nurturing environment. Individualized treatment plans focus on the psychiatric and psychosocial factors related to each patient’s need for inpatient care. Often the care provided involves evaluation, stabilization and treatment in a supportive environment that provides 24-hour nursing care. This may include, but is not limited to, those experiencing severe episodes related to depression, Bipolar disorders, withdrawal from drug or alcohol addictions or brain disorders such as schizophrenia. Our treatment goals are to provide the patient with immediate intervention, address the crisis and transition the patient toward a more productive, healthy lifestyle.
Job Summary
The PMHNP or PA in this role will provides care to individuals, families, or communities who have common, acute, or chronic mental health problems in collaboration with their supervising physician. The provider will work in a hospitalist type model opposite another ACP, 7 on 7 off day shifts.
Essential Functions
  • Uses advanced clinical judgment and practice, assess, diagnose, plan implement, intervene, manage, and evaluate holistic plans of care for mental health patients.
  • Works collaboratively with psychiatrists and other mental health care providers to deliver quality mental health care to those in need of psychiatric care.
  • Formulates and recommends procedures and programmatic policies and formulates nursing policies and procedures to meet continuing and changing needs of the Medication Services Department.
  • Provides direction and guidance to staff in matters relating to psychiatric nursing standards.
  • Performs a health assessment/examination appropriate to client, presentation, and setting. Involves the client in formulating an outcome-based integrated plan of care to maximize optimal well bring.
  • Determines and implements appropriate psychotherapy, as well as educational, pharmacological, and other treatment modalities to achieve expected client outcomes.
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses are also qualified to evaluate, assess, and monitor other co-morbid medical conditions secondary to the mental illness.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Graduation from an accredited NP or PA program. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse Practitioner or NP in NC. Current prescriptive privileges required. Nurse Practitioner are required to have received their PMHNP certification by 06/2017 in order to practice. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.
Physical Requirements
Works in an inpatient setting and patient care areas with exposure to potentially combative, hostile and physically assaultive patients. Works in a safe manner. Works requires sitting, walking, and standing.
At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer