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Advanced Practice Professional-Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry - Sharpe Hospital -85001 at University Health Associates

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Type: Full Time
Location: Weston, West Virginia





Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE & CODE:

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONAL Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry Sharpe Hospital

Job Code: Nurse Practitioner (85001) or Physician Assistant (85101)

DEPARTMENT:

Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry/William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital

REPORTS TO:

Administrator, Faculty Supervisor, Chairman Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: The Advanced Practice Professional (APP) has coordination and clinical skills required for the comprehensive management of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry patients, (including biological, social and psychological assessments). The APP coordinates involvement of Psychiatry specialty teams necessary to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient, and reviews the plan of care with the other members of the clinical team, participates in directing that care, performs diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, peri-operative services, and coordinates discharge planning/disposition determination (as applicable). The APP participates in the education of residents and medical/nursing students.

PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SERVICES CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING OR CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY AND/OR HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES, WHERE APPLICABLE. SUCH SERVICE MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Graduate of a CCNE accredited nursing program with Master s Degree in Nursing.

2.

National Certification by one of the recognized APRN Certification Centers.

3.

Licensure or eligibility for licensure, as a professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in

West Virginia.

4.

BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.

5.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) at the discretion of the department.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Eligible and talented new graduates will be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

PMHNPs preferred, but will consider FNPs. .

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Acute care, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry experience preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelor s Degree as a Medical/Surgical (as applicable) Physician Assistant required.

2.

Graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program required.

3.

Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants required.

4.

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the WV Board of Medicine.

5.

BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.

6.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) at the discretion of the department.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Eligible and talented new graduates will be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Masters level education as Medical/Surgical (as applicable) Physician Assistant preferred.

2

Psychiatry CAQ preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Acute care, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry experience preferred.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Manages comprehensive and individualized care for Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry patients in the inpatient phase of hospitalization.

2.

Completes daily rounds; consults and/or pre-procedure/evaluations.

3.

Completes integrated assessments.

4.

With the collaboration of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry faculty or by following established clinical Guidelines and Protocols, orders additional tests or consults as deemed appropriate.

5.

Performs and communicates results of diagnostic tests following established clinical guidelines and scope of practice.

6.

Consults and communicates with hospital staff regarding abnormal findings in the evaluations of patients.

7.

Performs succinct comprehensive clinical evaluations and documents findings in medical record.

8.

Facilitates patient discharge by coordinating appropriate services and tests prior to discharge necessary for outpatient follow-up disposition (as applicable).

9.

Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry patients, which includes teaching, discharge planning and necessary referral to other members of the health care team as necessary.

10.

Demonstrates expertise in caring for patients across the age continuum of their educational experience and certification.

11.

Identifies unstable or complex Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry/Medical patient care situations and facilitates appropriate intervention in the hospital setting.

12.

Recognizes emergency situations and initiates effective emergency care.

13.

Evaluates Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry patients and serves as a coordinator for inpatient medical and psychiatric care.

14.

Assists in the collection of outcome measures (as applicable).

15.

Demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation and management of the individual needs of inpatients.

16.

Demonstrates the ability to utilize equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.

17.

Bases decisions made/actions taken on the relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings.

18.

Utilizes teaching/learning theory and appropriate teaching strategies in the provision of education to nursing staff, hospital staff, students, patients.

19.

Promotes an environment that facilitates learning by responding to appropriate patient/family preferences, priorities and readiness to learn.

20.

Updates own knowledge base throughout the year.

21.

Completes all identified clinical competencies.

22.

Serves as a resource person for staff caring for the Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry patients.

23.

Provides educational programs to professional and paraprofessional personnel in area of expertise.

24.

Participates in community programs, distribution of literature, as appropriate in area of expertise.

25.

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