Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Location: Portland, OR


Broadway Medical Clinic - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Full-time Opening: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Flexible Schedule, Competitive Compensation & Benefits
Family-Friendly Patient Environment
NE Portland - Clinic Location
 
Are you looking for a new position where your professional talents will be valued and appreciated? Do you enjoy working with patients and assisting them with their mental health and behavioral care needs? If you are seeking an opportunity to utilize your skills and join a family-friendly and patient-focused medical team - we want to hear from you today!
 
Position Overview:
The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner is a provider of direct behavioral care services. Within this role, the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner synthesizes theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states. The role of PMHNP is offered as an adjunct service to the internal medicine and pediatric departments; The PMHNP will work collaboratively with the LCSW to prescribe and manage medicine and provide care for patients.
 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Applies critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision making and uses up to date resources.
  • Conducts an initial psychiatric evaluation on all patients referred by internal medicine or pediatric physicians.
  • Assesses, diagnoses, monitors, coordinates and manages the health/illness status of patients over time.
  • Communicates the patient’s health status using appropriate terminology, format and technology to the care team which would include family/friends identified and authorized by the patient.
  • Uses community/public health screening tools in evaluating patient needs, initiating referrals, coordinating care and establishing a treatment plan.
  • Prescribes medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized and counsels concerning drug regimens, drug side effects and interactions with food supplements and other drugs.
  • Integrates knowledge of pharmacokinetic processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion and factors that alter pharmacokinetics in drug dosage and route selection.
  • Selects/prescribes correct dosages, routes and frequency of medications based on relevant individual patient characteristics (illness, age, culture, gender) working within appropriate insurance formulary.
  • Using pharmacologic knowledge and patient’s medical history detects and minimizes adverse drug reactions.
  • Evaluates/counsels the patient on the use of complementary/alternative therapies for safety/potential interactions.
  • Integrates appropriate non-pharmacologic treatment modalities into the patient’s treatment plan.
  • Orders and interprets common screening and diagnostic tests.
  • Evaluates results of intervention using accepted outcome criteria, revises the plan accordingly; consults/refers patient to outside/community-based care providers as necessary.
  • Collaborates with patient’s BMC primary care physician as well as with outside primary care physician, specialists or community resources as needed.
  • Schedules follow up visits in a manner which appropriately allows for close management of patient’s condition.
  • Completes all clinical documentation within clinic documentation standards based on CMS guidelines. 
 
Position Qualifications:
  • Licensed in Oregon by the Oregon board of nursing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
  • Prior clinic experience highly preferred.
  • Can effectively prioritize health problems with diverse patients.
  • Ability to employ appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence and efficacy.
  • Ability to formulate action plans and apply, evidence-based standards of care and practice guidelines.
  • Can provide guidance and counseling regarding management of the health/illness condition.
  • Must have good health and ability to perform the duties of this job description
  • Have excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, comprehension); majority of work will be done in English.
 
Who We Are:
To us, nothing is more important than our patients’ health. Our physicians and staff place a high priority on how we care for patients. 
 
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