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Purview Health Center Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Helena, Montana

General Statement?

Under the general direction of the Behavioral Health Director, this position provides direct patient care in behavioral health care services.

Duties and Responsibilities?

Supports and coordinates behavioral health care services

Monitors patients' medication usage and results

Documents patients' medical and psychological histories

Physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes

Evaluates and reports patients' behavior assesses patients' mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints

Educates patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans

Writes prescriptions for psychotropic medications in scope of practice

Collaborates with medical director, primary care provider, and staff to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans

Develops and implements treatment plans

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications - Experience & Education?

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

graduate degree in psychiatric nursing and certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

Must be a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner eligible to practice in the State of Montana.

Two (2) years’ experience providing psychiatric nurse practitioner services preferred.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities?

Lewis and Clark County and PVHC Policies and Procedures

Montana State Board of Nursing scope of practice rules

Clinic policies and procedures

Clinic health and safety regulations and policies

Health care practice quality assurance and quality improvement practices

DSM 6

HIPAA regulations and practices

Principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions in scope of practice

Psychological research methods

Federal laws and standards for federally qualified health centers

Diagnose and treat mental health problems

Use screening and assessment tools according to prescribed standards

Maintain health records according to prescribed standards

Coordinate care with behavioral health professionals and primary care provider

Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Follow verbal and written instructions

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, fellow employees, supervisors, community service organization representatives and citizens

Special Requirements

Some travel may be required.?

Physical Demands?

Duties are generally performed in a medical clinic environment where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable.? This position requires the ability to stand, bend at the waist, kneel, reach over the head, talk, hear, and see.? Position requires knowledge and use of typical office equipment including telephone, copiers, fax machines, and personal computer.? Position requires frequent contact with clinic employees and occasional contact with community service agencies and citizens.? Position may require occasional visits to other sites.?

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