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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMHNP-BC

Company: State of Louisiana
Location: Ruston
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Supplemental Information PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE ARE 5 POSITIONS AND THEY WILL BE FILLED AS AN UNCLASSFIED POSITION THROUGHOUT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN LINCOLN, OUACHITA, AND FRANKLIN PARISH. This is a Continuous Posting. The Registered Nurse will serve as the Integrated Care Manager for the Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (PBHCI) Pilot Program. No Civil Service test score is required for this vacancy. NEDHSA is a designated approved National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. Clinicians who work at NHSC-approved sites are eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to pay off student loans. 2-year Full-Time Clinical Practice: NHSC will pay up to $50,000 for an initial 2 years of full-time clinical practice to clinicians. (Full-time clinical practice is defined as no less than 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 45 weeks per year). NEDHSA qualifies for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. NEDHSA has had many productive years since forming as a Local Governing Entity (LGE) in 2013. Here's a small snapshot of how NEDHSA has worked diligently to provide our citizens with greater access to services, excellent customer services and quality, competent care. Chosen by the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments as one of five national finalists for its STAR award among 16 states June 2017 Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Inaugural Healthcare Competition Award. Selected as one of only four agencies nationally August 2016 Addy award for website, January 2015. Health Improvement Institute communication awards for communications plan and marketing materials November 2014. Tobacco Cessation Program Behavioral & Primary Healthcare Integration Summit Awarded Proclamation by Louisiana House of Representatives Support of Healthy Living with U-ACT (Union Parish Alliance for Transformation) Faith-Based Mental Health Summits Participant in the Caldwell Parish Annual Health Awareness Day Collaboration with NE Louisiana Behavioral Health Advisory Counsel Promotion of Healthy Living in Madison-Tallulah at Operation Stand Down healthcare and services fair NEDHSA plans to build additional, esteemed partnerships this year to deepen meaningful integrated behavioral and primary healthcare within the region. To help the citizens realize more positive outcomes and stability, NEDHSA will continue to employ a more cohesive, progressive approach among our systems and processes. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on the job application. To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings. Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully. Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail". Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position. Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral. Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview. Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position. Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position. The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at or Toll Free: during business hours for additional assistance. (Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at ). For further information about this vacancy contact: Tina Hill Conley, MPA Human Resources Supervisor Northeast Delta Human Services Authority 2513 Ferrand Street Monroe, LA 71201 (Office) Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of an active, unencumbered, unrestricted and valid Louisiana registered nurse license to practice professional nursing plus an active, valid Louisiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license; and a Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate NOTE: Certifications will be verified by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing prior to granting licensure. Job Concepts FUNCTION OF WORK: To provide psychiatric behavioral health services to consumers of Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA), providing primary behavioral health care, treating co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders, effectively determining if hospitalization is warranted, and/or assisting in developing treatment alternatives . Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is required and must be maintained. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Functional over professional, paraprofessional, and non-professional nursing personnel. LOCATION OF WORK: Region 8 Parishes in Bastrop, Columbia, Jonesboro, Ruston, Monroe, and Tallulah. Examples of Work EXAMPLES OF WORK: EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED Examine, diagnose and treat behavioral health problems of clients of NEDHSA. Clients include children adolescents, and adults with addictive, mental or emotional disorders. Participates in the evaluation and disposition of clients in psychiatric/addictive crises. Performs psychiatric evaluations on new and existing clients and prescribes treatment and/or medications. Reviews nursing assessments and evaluates/refers clients in need of medical treatment or other psychosocial services Participates in evidence-based practices. Serves as treatment team leader for assigned staff in the clinic to which the incumbent is assigned, Primarily responsible for coordination of treatment planning for clients assigned to clinicians on their treatment team. Approves necessary changes in treatment plans and signs off on revised plans. Provides direction and leadership during team staffing meeting. Identifies areas of weakness in team knowledge base and takes measures needed to assure the growth of team skills in planning and providing mental health care services, Provides consultation to team clinicians in ongoing care of clients when problem areas are identified. Provides medication management to clients when indicated. Responsible for all medication orders for clients on his/her team. Provides consultation on clients presenting for screening/access services when they are referred for care in a clinic. Provides consultation to other clinicians in absence of their treatment team physician. Orders and reviews necessary laboratory testing, EKG's, psychological testing, and other specialized testing as appropriate. provides thorough, legible documentation in the chart, either written, typed or through dictation, of all direct and indirect contacts with clients, through progress notes and psychiatirc evaluations. Responsible for documentation of all direct care services in electronic health record (ICANotes). Communicates and corresponds with relatives of clients as well as other treating professionals and consulting agencies with regard to coordinating care. May attend staffings or meetings with other agencies involved in care of clients, e.g. home health agencies, case management agencies. Participates in administrative duties as assigned, i.e Utilization Management an P&t Committee activities. Attends meetings inside and outside of the clinic for purposes of continuing medical education as well as coordination of efforts; i.e., Staff education Training, General Staff Meetings, Physicians Meeting, May attend other educational trainings held at the center or off-site. Responds to telephone calls as well as correspondence when requested by clients of the behavioral health center. Assists with efforts to provide medications for indigent clients through use of patient assistance programs, samples and vouchers. Provides documentation to pharmaceutical companies of medication orders for patient assistance. Orders referrals to home health agencies when appropriate. Responsible for ongoing review of those orders and communication with home health agency as indicated. Performs court-ordered independent psychiatric evaluation of clients in facilities and appears in court as a witness when subpoenaed . click apply for full job details

Keywords: State of Louisiana, Shreveport , Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMHNP-BC, Healthcare , Ruston, Louisiana

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