Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Northern Vermont

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry Job Number: 26454

Job Description


FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Mid-Level Psychiatric Practitioner is  responsible to the health center clinical director and works under the supervision of a physician  on a day-to-day basis. 

A. MEDICAL CARE 

1. Direct Patient Care 

a. Provide psychiatric and clinical care, treatment, and health  education for patients within the scope of practice as defined  by State law, supervising physician guidelines, and clinic  protocols. Services may include evaluation and diagnosis,  evaluation of progress, determination of risk to self and  others; prescribes medication, monitors medication effects,  and participates in establishing overall treatment plan. Treatment will emphasize continuity of care, health  promotion, and disease prevention, and will include, but  not be limited to health history, physical examination, acute  and chronic care, and the prescribing and/or dispensing of  required psychiatric therapeutics. 
 

b. Document the assessment, planning, implementation, and  evaluation of patient care through the use and maintenance of  problem oriented medical records. 

c. Perform or order laboratory tests as per clinic protocols and  CLIA guidelines 

d. Review laboratory test results and other medically related  reports on a regular basis, following up on abnormal results. 

e. Review and return patient phone calls as appropriate. 

2. Referrals 

a. Refer patients as appropriate and necessary for other specialty and/or supportive care and testing, or higher level of care. 

b. Assure continuity of care for referred patients through  consultation with other specialists, contributing to the patient  treatment schedule and maintaining ongoing psychiatric review  of patient care and progress.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Mid-Level Psychiatric Practitioner is  responsible to the health center clinical director and works under the supervision of a physician  on a day-to-day basis. 

A. MEDICAL CARE 

1. Direct Patient Care 

a. Provide psychiatric and clinical care, treatment, and health  education for patients within the scope of practice as defined  by State law, supervising physician guidelines, and clinic  protocols. Services may include evaluation and diagnosis,  evaluation of progress, determination of risk to self and  others; prescribes medication, monitors medication effects,  and participates in establishing overall treatment plan. Treatment will emphasize continuity of care, health  promotion, and disease prevention, and will include, but  not be limited to health history, physical examination, acute  and chronic care, and the prescribing and/or dispensing of  required psychiatric therapeutics. 
 

b. Document the assessment, planning, implementation, and  evaluation of patient care through the use and maintenance of  problem oriented medical records. 

c. Perform or order laboratory tests as per clinic protocols and  CLIA guidelines 

d. Review laboratory test results and other medically related  reports on a regular basis, following up on abnormal results. 

e. Review and return patient phone calls as appropriate. 

2. Referrals 

a. Refer patients as appropriate and necessary for other specialty and/or supportive care and testing, or higher level of care. 

b. Assure continuity of care for referred patients through  consultation with other specialists, contributing to the patient  treatment schedule and maintaining ongoing psychiatric review  of patient care and progress.

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