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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner provides mental health care services to adult, children and adolescents consistent with acquired education, and in keeping with the Mississippi Nurse Practice Act. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner must also demonstrates knowledge and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with the staff, patients, families and visitors of all age groups, while being sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs.
Mississippi License and DEA are required.Job Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrate knowledge, expertise and confidence to seek assistance from the physician in decisions, when necessary


    • Demonstrate knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral
    • Demonstrate an awareness of patient wait times
    • Maintain accurate clinical records in a timely manner
    • Maintain patient confidentiality
    • Maintain patient privacy during exams
    • Adheres to the organizations productivity standards
    • Facilitate patient flow through the center
    • Prioritizes delivery of care according to the individual needs of the patient
    • Recognizes and accommodates patient's financial situation when ordering test or procedures
    • Demonstrate an attitude with regard to patients as one of respect, honesty, caring and professionalism at all times
    • Provide appropriate follow-up according to a patient's condition
    • Recognize cultural differences in the delivery of patient care
    • Demonstrate an ability to work as a member of the health care team
    • Interact with appropriate personnel from the hospitals and other agencies in a professional manner
    • Provide accurate and appropriate information to others when requested
    • Participate in quality assurance process
    • Adhere to the proper enforcement of CLIA and OSHA requirements
    • Rotate to provide service at other clinics as needed
    • Maintain licensure and certification as required by the job description
    • Attend continuing education and in-service training meetings
    • Demonstrate professionalism at all times when representing the organization
    • Cooperatively with administration to facilitate practice regulations and policies
    • Communicate with the clinic staff appropriately
    • Maintain prompt and regular attendance
    • Verify timecard at the end of each pay period
    • Performs related work, as assigned
      Job Requirements:

      • Minimum of 1 year of paid work experience as a PMHNP
      • Current DEA license
      • Graduate of an accredited psychiatric nurse practitioner program and licensed by the State of Mississippi with an approved protocol
      • Certified by the ANCC or AANP as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse by the Mississippi Board of Nursing
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association
      • Must be able to use sound analytical thinking in providing patient care
      • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
      • Must be able to deal effectively with patient and staff emergencies
        Physical and Other Requirements:

        • Must continuously listen, visualize and have dexterity and eye-hand coordination
        • Must have full range of body motion, frequently sit, squat, reach, use both right and left forearm rotation, walk, stand, kneel and twist.
        • Must have ability to grasp firmly, lift and carry, push and pull in excess of 10 lbs

Keywords: Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Hattiesburg , Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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