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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Company: Wellpath
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Job Description:

Correctional Medicine opening in Wichita Falls, Texas. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com OverviewUnder direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA)/Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will skillfully apply expertise to evaluate and diagnose patients and prescribe psychotropic medications as needed. This includes the provision of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complicated mental health conditions in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations. QualificationsEducation:

  • Completion of a Master's program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAs Experience:
    • Three (3) years of experience as an NP or PA
    • One (1) year experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities required
    • Previous correctional/detention facility experienceLicenses/Certifications:
      • Current (and must maintain) unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in state of practice
      • Certification/Specialization in Psychiatric Treatment
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AH
      • Current DEA license and state controlled substance license
      • Current (and must maintain) security clearanceResponsibilities
      • Provide telepsychiatry or on-site psychiatric services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those committed persons referred by the medical, clinical services or security staff
      • Prescribe appropriate psychotropic medications to address mental health issues of the persons served
      • Assisting in monitoring all psychotropic medication utilization or assisting in coordination of psychotropic medication in a cost-efficient manner
      • Provision of Multidisciplinary Treatment Plans for all applicable persons served per company and facility expectations
      • Chart all findings in medical records of persons served providing written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by Company and FacilityWellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer Keyphrases: correctional medical services jobs, correctional medicine jobs, correctional health services jobs, prison health services jobs

Keywords: Wellpath, Lewisville , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Wichita Falls, Texas

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