Additional Salary Information:Salary determined by market and authorization to compensate up to market.
Applicant Pool:If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.
If you are innovative and thrive on challenging employment opportunities, consider joining the dedicated treatment team at Montana State Hospital, located at Warm Spring – Montana. Help share in our commitment to provide quality inpatient psychiatric services.
Warm Springs - Montana and the surrounding area is an ideal location for individuals or families seeking to locate in smaller area communities situated in classic mountainous western setting. Easy access to local airports and the interstate freeway system make travel convenient. Nearby outdoor recreation opportunities abound to help make our location the ‘Last Best Place”.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:Criminal History Background Check
Essential Functions: Responsible for treating and prescribing care to patients as referred. Provides direct patient care and collaborates as a provider and treatment team member in the provision of unit specific treatment for psychiatric patients.
Evaluates patients to identify psychiatric problems and functional deficits.
Plans and prescribes patient treatment and medication administration and management.
Evaluates patients for side effects and unintended consequences of treatment and attempts to address.
Consults with psychiatrists and other physicians regarding patient treatment and care needs.
Evaluates patients for physical health problems, and consults with and refers to primary care physicians in the Hospital's medical clinic as indicated.
Directs treatment team in development of discharge plan, assesses discharge readiness and aftercare needs.
Completes documentation, writes reports, develops treatment plans, conducts evaluations as required by Hospital policies and state and federal regulations and standards.
Provides group and individual therapy, and psycho-educational programs to patients.
Assesses response to treatment and makes appropriate adjustments.
Required for the first day of work:
· Extensive and advanced knowledge of psychiatric advanced practice nursing.
· Understading of individual and team approaches to treatment and therapy for mental health disorders.
· Knowledge of professional standards of practice for healthcare professionals in different disciplines and for operation of a healthcare facility.
· Effectively utilize knowledge and skills, and apply them to practical assessment and treatment modalities for patients.
· Ability to compose and provide information in the form of reports and complete clinical documentation.
· Effecitve Interviewing and information gathering techniques.
· Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, ability to analyze, assemble, and organize information.
· Functionality in the use communication technology
· Masters’ Degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse
· ANCC certification as Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric -Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
· Licensed as APN in the state of Montana; prescriptive authority with assignment of DEA number.
· Two years experience providing psychiatric patient care as an APN preferred.