Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Hibbing

Location
Hibbing, MN
Posted
Jun 01, 2018
Closes
Jul 01, 2018
Ref
CBDO-10219076-18
Contact
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Part Time

Looking for a new nursing opportunity? If so, consider Hibbing, MN!

Come explore the heartbeat of the Iron Range! This is a great destination for outdoor recreational activities, including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, hiking and biking.

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is seeking an outstanding Nurse Practitioner to join our interdisciplinary treatment team at the Hibbing Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). He/she will provide comprehensive mental health care, medication management and crisis management to our veteran patients. Common mental health diagnoses include schizophrenia; anxiety disorders; trauma related disorders such as PTSD; depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; cognitive disorders related to TBI; neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease; substance abuse disorders; and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD.

APRN State Licensure and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Certification required
Work Schedule:
Part-time (.8); Clinic hours of operation are Monday- Friday 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m. This position requires the NP to be physically located at the clinic.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and document findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or psychiatric examinations on patients seen in the clinical setting.
  • Determine appropriate diagnosis and formulate diagnostic plans and therapeutic regimen, including possible hospitalizations. Collaborate with collaborating physician or other allied health care professionals as needed.
  • Determine potential needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups or subspecialty consultation and so order.
  • Provide follow-up for evaluation of outcomes of laboratory tests. Detect and evaluate any significant change in patients' psychiatric condition, treating as indicated.
  • Make practice decisions autonomously and/or in consultation with physician(s) and health care professional(s), in a collegial relationship for mutual consultation and referral. The APRN is responsible and accountable for own actions.
  • Collaborate with the patient/family to establish physical, mental, cultural and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities.
  • Prescribe, administer and review/evaluate patient's response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment.
  • Evaluate outpatients and manage acute and chronic mental illnesses per the usual scope of care to include attention to maintenance of stable conditions, preventive health care and screening. Collaborate with collaborating physician or other allied health care professionals as needed.
  • Provide education and counseling of the patient and the patient's family in preventive care, psychiatric conditions and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Maintain phone contact with patients, families and home care agencies as indicated.
  • Serve as a mentor, consultant and coordinator for nurses and other health care professionals.
  • Exhibit leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and findings from research and/or studies
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel to network clinics for this position.

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 3


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