Advanced Practice - Psychiatry job in Bangor, ME
Archway Physician Recruitment
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Physician Assistant
Specialty Psychiatric-Mental Health
Location Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Updated Date : 7/15/22
**Psychiatric NP opening in Bangor, ME** * Full-time or part-time openings * ***Geriatric Psych*** * Joining an established Community Care & Geriatrics team * 3+ years of experience required - Geriatric experience preferred * Work under the supervision of the Chief Psychiatric Officer or designee **Essential Job Functions:** * Establishes therapeutic relationships in order to facilitate the patients progress with treatment goals * Provides psychiatric evaluation, determines diagnoses and prescribes appropriate treatment as indicated for a variety of psychiatric conditions, and obtains consultation from collaborating physician when appropriate * Develops and maintains psychotherapy skills to meet the needs of a diverse population * Keeps informed about current research and knowledge and applies it to patient care * Utilizes the DSM in making diagnostic formulations * Integrates bi-psychosocial information into single, shared electronic medical record * Performs and documents psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up * Enters progress notes into the medical record * Reviews laboratory tests, reporting abnormal results to the appropriate provider * Provides direct individual, family and group therapy * Provides consultation to providers * Keeps accurate time record of activities * Provides on-call services, as required * Carries out responsibilities in a highly professional manner and in accordance with professional and business ethical standards * Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal communication and conflict management skills * Ensures that all members of the staff and administration have access to all appropriate information * Facilitates a positive, open, supportive work environment * Demonstrates flexibility, creativity and adaptability in job performance * Returns patient phone calls. Based upon the assessment of the patients needs, providers recommendations for safety, support and follow-up * Maintains clinical records and procedures which are in compliance with State licensing requirements and professional standards * Is current with and follows agency, program, organization and professional standards of conduct, professionalism and quality of service * Complies with infection control, occupational and health standards and all rules, regulations and operating plans issued by the organization, the Occupational and Safety Health Act and JCAHO * Understands Continuous Quality Improvement principles and incorporates them into daily work * Accepts supervision and guidance. Is flexible when asked to perform other duties * Maintains strict confidentiality regarding all client and agency information according to policy. A professional relationship with all staff, clients and volunteers is maintained at all times * Will have up-to-date training and certification in Basic Life Support * Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork * Conforms to acceptable attendance and punctuality standards as expressed in the Employee Handbook * Complies with all safety rules and protocols. Reports all accidents, regardless of severity, immediately to supervisor and completes incident/injury report and investigation form, which will be forwarded to Human Resources within 24 hours of incident * Abides by the organizations compliance program and its requirements * Current on all required training for current year * Performs all other duties, as assigned by supervisor **Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:** * Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication * Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing * Ability to effectively manage situations of prolonged stress * Maintains licensing and certification requirements of an APRN * Knowledge of the ANCC Standards for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing * Balance independent clinical decision making with appropriate consultation from CPO and peers * Ability to work as a member of a team of individuals working toward a common goal **Typical Working Conditions:** * Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a medical practice setting * Normal office environment * Involves frequent contact with staff, patients and the public * Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset **Education and Experience:** * Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License in the State of Maine * Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner * Minimum of 3 years experience as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) preferred * Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support issued by American Heart Association. American Red Cross or American Health & Safety Institute. Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire * Valid drivers license with acceptable driving record for insurance purposes