Child/Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Health Solutions Pueblo , CO 81001

Posted 2 months ago

Health Solutions is a premier wellness center focused on whole person care. With almost 400 employees in Southern Colorado, you would be joining a mighty team of support and administrative staff, clinicians, physicians, nurses, and others in our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

Were looking for a full-time Child/Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to work with Youth and Family Program at 1012 West Abriendo Ave. and Adult Outpatient Program at 1304 Chinook Ln, both in Pueblo, Colorado.

What Youll Be Doing

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with the Youth and Family/Adult Outpatient, you would be providing medical services to clients of varying ages in a fast-paced mental healthcare and addiction recovery practice. Creating and sustaining positive, compassionate interactions with clients and providing high quality care will be central to the work you do. You would conduct assessments and provide medication management with utmost kindness. Your attention to detail and problem-solving skills will be important to your responsibilities related to evaluating and managing medications. Furthermore, youd have the distinct opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary team of Health Solutions professionals to serve our community.

Specifically, the Nurse Practitioners responsibilities include the following areas:

Clinical duties

Performs psychiatric face-to-face assessments for children and adults using format(s) established by Health Solutions. All assessments will include, at a minimum, psychiatric history, medication history, mental status examination, psychiatric formulation, diagnosis in current DSM format and a written plan of treatment;

  • Manages acute and chronic psychiatric conditions for children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting;

  • Manages face-to-face medication follow-up for a full caseload of clients;

  • Provides as-needed emergency assessment, consultation, and medication prescribing based on availability of other providers;

  • Consults with other health care providers about relevant psychiatric/medical services and issues, and assists in coordination of community-based services for attended clients;

  • Collaborates with professional colleagues, including physicians, nurses and clinicians as required by Colorado Statutes related to professional collaborative relationships;

  • Provides active involvement in and completion of required quality assessment activities as required of all equivalent providers;

  • Attends scheduled medical staff, clinical, and administrative meetings, and accepts assignment to applicable committees as require of all active medical staff;

  • Practices as defined in applicable Colorado statue, the scope of prescriptive authority for prescription drugs and controlled substances shall be limited to those patients within the incumbents area of practice, training, and expertise; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Services Officer

  • Care integration and collaboration

  • Participates in and effectively collaborates with our multidisciplinary teams of professionals to promote the best quality care;

  • Participates as a valuable team member in meetings and consultations with other members of the team.

Health Solutions expects all staff to

  • Adapt to change in the workplace and use change as an opportunity for innovation and creativity;

  • Take ownership of problems, brainstorm problem resolutions, use sound judgment in selecting solutions to problems, and then demonstrate consistent follow through;

  • Possess the job knowledge and skills to perform the fundamental job functions, and willingly assume greater responsibility over time regarding the scope of work;

  • Inspire and model collaborative teamwork; and

  • Demonstrate accommodation, politeness, helpfulness, trust building, appropriate boundaries, and flexibility in customer service.

What Were Looking ForThe Must-Haves

  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited academic institution

  • Current license as a PMHNP or CNS in Colorado, in good standing

  • Prescriptive authority as defined by applicable state statute

  • Two years of supervised experience with the use of drugs within the normal scope of psychiatric practice

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of psychiatric nursing

  • Advanced knowledge of medication/medication and medication/food interactions

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in psychiatric assessment and ongoing psychopharmacological treatment

  • Current Colorado drivers license

  • Access to reliable transportation during work hours

  • Computer proficiency

What Wed Like to See in YouThe Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience caring for adults and children with addictions, and severe and persistent mental illness

  • Track record of working successfully as a part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience in managed care environments

  • Spanish language skills

What Youll Like About Us

  • Competitive pay. $5497 bi-weekly or $142,927.98 annually

  • Signing bonus

  • Potential for 4-day work weeks with 10-hour days

  • Generous benefits package. Paid holidays, PTO, EAP, tuition reimbursement, retirement, insurances, FSA, and employee wellness offerings

  • Employee recognition and celebrations

  • Warm and friendly work environment in which staff respect and learn from one another

  • Meaningful work with opportunities to serve our neighbors in Pueblo

Closing date: Open until filled EOE M/F


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