Nurse Practitioner-Mental Health

  • DULUTH, MN
  • 01 Mental Health Services Department
  • Full-time - All Shifts - 8 hours
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • FTE: 1
  • Req #: 21815
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Summary

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with Physicians in providing mental health care services by differentiating between normal mental status examination findings and those that require treatment, consultation or referral to a Physician. The Nurse Practitioner evaluates and monitors mental health status, performs diagnostic and therapeutic services, provides age appropriate education and counseling for disease prevention, disease management education, risk reduction and health maintenance, follows established medical practices for acute and chronic mental health problems, prescribes medications within the scope of his/her practice and coordinates referrals for specialty care or social service support.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: Registered Nurse with additional training through an advanced studies program designed to prepare a Registered Nurse for advanced practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
    • Experience: In an ambulatory care/primary care setting.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed to practice within the State of Minnesota or Wisconsin, and certified through a national professional nursing organization as a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the specialty of adult, family or pediatric.  Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: N/A
    • Experience: Mental Health in-patient or out-patient experience.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Knowledge of the current practice standards for Nurse Practitioners as they apply to his/her profession. Demonstrated skills in independent decision making. Knowledge of the physiological, psychological, social and spiritual influences on the patients physical condition. Ability to provide age appropriate care to patients of all ages. Ability to collaboratively work with the patients Physician in coordinating a continuum of care for the patient. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative working relationships with other people. Ability to effectively teach health promotion and disease prevention behaviors to patients/families. Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, family members, Physicians, support staff and members of the professional community.
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      READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • WRITING - Advanced: Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
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      LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
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      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
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      WORKING CONDITIONS
      • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
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