APC – NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 80

Job Description

OVERALL PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Behavioral Health Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of Behavioral Health providers and will provide direct clinical services including medication evaluation and management to a diverse population of patients referred by Confluence Health / Wenatchee Valley Medical Center Providers, and community partners.

JOB FUNCTIONS

ESSENTIAL:

1. Provide mental health services consistent with the ethical guidelines of the profession and the policies and procedures of the Behavioral Health Department. These services may include, but are not limited to:

a. Psycho-social assessment

b. Medication evaluation and management of psychotropic medications

c. Consultation to physicians regarding psychotropic medications

d. Crisis intervention, consultation, triage

e. Minimal individual therapy

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g. Hospital / Emergency Department consultation

h. Case management

i. Reports and correspondence as appropriate

j. Consultation with departmental therapists regarding mutual clients’ medication needs and concerns

2. Provide timely, comprehensive charting of patient treatment in a manner consistent with department guidelines.

4. Provide services to up to 40 new patients per month (on average over a quarter).

5. Complete specific tasks as instructed by Manager.

6. Participate in multidisciplinary staffing, family team meetings, staff meetings, and quality improvement teams.

7. Communicate effectively with referring providers.

NOTE: This list of job functions is not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other functions that may be deemed necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master’s Degree in nursing with specialty in psychiatric nursing from an accredited program.

At least two years experience post Master’s degree under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:

Current and unrestricted license as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Washington.

Current certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1. Knowledge of concepts and practices related to diagnosing and treating patients with mental health and substance abuse problems. Ability to effectively interview patients and collaboratively develop a treatment plan which addresses the problems of concern to the patient.

2. Knowledge of psychotropic medication (effects, side effects, interactions) and experience in prescribing and consulting about psychotropic medication.

3. Ability to learn complex information rapidly.

4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with physicians and other staff members.

6. Knowledge of when to seek supervision and ability to function autonomously in most situations.

7. Knowledge of crisis intervention and ability to resolve critical clinical situations effectively.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:

Requires full range of body motion including manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination. Requires standing, sitting, and walking plus reaching above and below shoulder height. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 lb. Must have basic phone, computer, and keyboarding skills and have the ability to enter information into the required software systems in use at Confluence Health Behavioral Health Department. Requires hearing and vision correctable to normal range. Also requires normal speaking ability, depth perception, and sense of touch.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Standard office conditions. The clinician must be able to use a computer and a telephone. The clinician will need to be flexible with office assignments and may operate out of several offices during the course of a work week.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

Complies with Clinic Policies and Procedures

Updated 11/24/15

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health was formed in 2013 as an affiliation between the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital to create an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with 2 hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington state. Over 225 physicians and 100 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.

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