Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant (Psychiatry)

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant (Psychiatry)

Essential Duties
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant on the Psychiatry Team.  This position provides psychiatric assessment to clients of the jail. Provides training to staff working with individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders particularly related to areas of medication management; manages the psychiatric care, including prescribing psychotropic medications, for a case load of adults with mental illness and substance use disorders; provides psychiatric services to clients, including psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric/mental health, and substance use disorders, prescribing of psychotropic medications, interpretation of laboratory results, assist staff with client related issues as needed; knowledge of mental illness, treatment and interventions; knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior; knowledge of DSM V criteria; skill in psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness including substance abuse disorders, interview process and psychotherapeutic techniques; knowledge of community mental health and jail settings; principles and methods of clinical supervision; DSM V nomenclature; verbal and written communications skills. Duties include psychiatric assessments and stabilization, suicide prevention, crisis intervention; pharmacotherapy review, medication management, psychoeducation for client and care supports, monitors and interprets lab results, monitors for side effects of pharmacotherapy; provides on-site treatment team consultation and participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning; documents clinical care in the electronic health record utilizes electronic prescribing when appropriate. PC computer skills to include maintaining electronic medical records; strong written and verbal communication skills; provides educational opportunities for agency providers in areas of expertise; ability to act independently and make decisions in critical situations.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited nurse practitioner program acceptable to the Virginia Joint Board of Nursing and Medicine, which grants licensure for nurse practitioners; or a Master’s degree from an accredited nursing program with a post-graduate nurse practitioner certificate; plus one (1) year of related experience, preferable in an Occupational Health Primary Healthcare or Acute Care setting; or, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Additional Information
Work hours will be set with the candidate and offer the ability to individualize and schedule time with patients based on the incumbent’s professional opinion. Must possess and maintain a current license as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant with prescriptive authority issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Valid Virginia driver’s license required. Child Protective Services Record Check and TB Screening required, upon hire. A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.  
Minimum Salary 81246
Maximum Salary 149456
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