Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Primary Care

Location
Salem, Oregon
Posted
Mar 09, 2024
Closes
Apr 14, 2024
Ref
56952103744
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Job Summary:

Provide high-quality health care through direct assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients with common psychiatric illnesses or symptoms (may include ordering, interpreting, and following up on diagnostic assessments; ordering medications; and assuming on-call responsibilities). Perform health maintenance services, including patient education, for well members. Refer patients for further treatment within the MH department for complex or difficult problems needing more than primary mental health support. Document in writing all care in patients permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all medical care in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician), and State licensing guidelines. Position focus is on helping primary care team provide care to patients with mental health needs. This position is a consultative role and will work in partnership to manage panel of members under the accountability of Primary Care provider.
Essential Responsibilities:


  • Provide assessment and follow up consultation for Primary Care MDs when mental health issues are present and beyond scope of practice of primary care physicians.

  • Support smooth transition or stabilization of members discharged from mental health care back into primary care for follow up and ongoing management.

  • Coordinate with the mental health department and represent point of contact resource for primary care in coordination of care for members with co-occurring mental and physical illnesses.

  • All other duties as required by licensure and the organization that will assist in the care and management of members who have psychiatric issues or illnesses.

  • On call responsibilities consist of back up for Ambulatory Psychiatrists coverage of on call duties. At all times a hospital based psychiatrist would be available for consult and coverage of issues beyond the scope of the NP.

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