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Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry Part Time

 

Job Description: 

Positive Directions – the Center for Prevention and Counseling is seeking compassionate individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians who will provide outpatient counseling and medication management. Enjoy a rewarding position working with an array of clients (clients typically include those with mental illness and/or substance misuse) in a supportive outpatient environment. You will be responsible for psychoeducation of client and family; counseling services; prescribing of medication and medication management. Maintaining appointments and being responsive to staff and clients outside of work hours is a must.

Job Functions

  • Obtains and reviews client’s medical history relevant to client care

  •  Conducts assessments and makes diagnosis

  •  Orders and reviews laboratory tests as deemed necessary

  •  Assumes responsibility for prescribing FDA approved prescription medications according to state and federal guidelines

  •  Maintains all required documentation for client care and medication management

  •  Conducts client consultations

  •  Provides training to clinical and non-clinical staff as needed

  •  Documents client progress notes in the EMR

  • Performs other clinical duties as required

  •  Conducts follow-up calls to clients to discuss the client’s progress and address any concerns.

  •  Attendance at bi-weekly clinical consultation. Collaborates with fellow clinicians.

  •  Hours will consist of mostly week day appointments, with some evenings required. No on call requirements.

Requirements

  •  Must have valid Medical and/or DEA License

  •  Must be passionate about the mission of the organization

  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset and be client-focused

  •  Must have flexibility to work some evenings, based on your clients’ schedules

  •  Strong interpersonal skills and ability work well with all staff, volunteers and clients

  •  Familiarity with EMRs or other databases

  •  Must be willing to be on a variety of insurance panels

Compensation 

  • Please include your salary requirements

To Apply Please submit a letter of interest, including a copy of your medical license and resume to Jennifer Hrbek, Executive Director at JHrbek@positivedirections.org. You are encouraged to include the following information in your cover letter: information about you – what makes you unique, your credentials, your salary requirements, your clinical philosophy, and why you want to work at Positive Directions – the Center for Prevention and Counseling. Resumes that are not accompanied by a cover letter will not be considered. Please no phone calls.