Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Out Patient

Westchester County, NY

Department: Nurse Job Number: 5512

Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location: Westchester County, NY                            

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Nurse

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Description: Hiring a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for a top hospital in Westchester County. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide primary care to complex medical patients and consulting on management of medical comorbidities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, diagnosis, prescription of pharmacologic agents and treatments and non-pharmacologic therapies.
  • Coordinate discharge planning
  • Consult and make referrals to physicians and other members of the health care team as appropriate.
  • Use an expanded knowledge base of pathophysiology, physiology and pharmacology to guide critical thinking skills and advanced assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with potential or actual acute health needs.
  • Participate in education, research, prevention and consultation activities.
  • Oversee the following departments: Adult Inpatient Units and Psychiatric Emergency Room.
  • Performs a complete physical exam, obtains complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
  • Evaluates the physical and psychosocial development of adult patients.
  • Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
  • Provide patients and families the information they need to fully understand the illness, prognosis and treatment options.

Educational Requirements:

  • Advance Nurse Degree (Master?s Degree) in Adult/Family Nursing required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Registered Nursing (RN) license in state of New York is required.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of one-year experience as an NP, preferably in an acute care setting.

 

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