Full-Time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Statement of Purpose: Provides psychiatric medication management to HIV positive and high risk patients in mental health care or substance abuse treatment. This position is part of an interdisciplinary treatment team comprising of medical provider, clinical care team, behavioral health therapists, medical case managers, health educators and pharmacist through a HIV Medical Home approach. Works collaboratively with the Medical Director and Director of Behavioral Health Services and reports to COO/CPO.
- Provide medication management care to patients including appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
- Assess and evaluate patient needs.
- Prescribe medication in the correct dosage for patients in a responsible manner in accordance with current medical protocols and practices as licensed and delegated.
- Monitor and assess patients’ responses to medications.
- Maintain, review, and assess patients’ medical records.
- Perform medical intake procedures including labs, vital signs and history.
- Facilitates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group (DBT);
- Completes psychiatric assessments
- Completes prior authorizations when needed, and other required documentation of service delivery in the EMR and e2
- Record and report symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in patient’s conditions.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding patient and/or family in accordance with established protocols.
- Adhere to ethical and legal standards of professional practice.
- Reevaluate and follow-up on patients’ treatment and health status.
- Document all patient care in an accurate, timely, legible manner in compliance with Board of Nursing Protocol and other professional standards.
- APRN graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Masters in Nursing and two (2) years of relevant work experience.
- Current, active and unencumbered license to practice in the State of Florida.
- Current Federal DEA Certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Demonstrate knowledge of documentation protocols.
- Knowledge of best practices for working with uninsured and underserved communities and sensitivity and cultural competency in working with LGBTQ+ individuals.
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS disease and concurrent and/or related health issues.
- Demonstrate experience with CMS mandates, documentation, and compliance.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, medications, and accepted treatment practices.
- Maintain ongoing, appropriate documentation of all activities as needed.
- Demonstrate knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
- Demonstrate ability to apply principals of health promotion and disease prevention.
- Demonstrate ability to work with health professionals in a team environment.
- Knowledge of EMR systems, such as eClinicalWorks, preferred.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
- Ability to tactfully interact with diverse personalities.
- Promotes team work, productivity and delivery of high quality care.
- High comfort working in a diverse, busy environment with changing priorities.
- Must possess and maintain valid Florida driver’s license and proof of insurance
- Must have reliable and accessible auto vehicle.
- Must pass necessary fingerprinting, Level II background checks and employment eligibility verification through the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system, https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp.
- Must maintain all continuing education requirements for licensure
- Must attend or participate in all required agency and funder trainings.