APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Marietta, Georgia
Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC)
07-28-2020
Behavioral Health Crisis Center
57.69  Hourly
48.08  Hourly
Part Time (Non-Exempt)
Both 7a-7:30pm, 7p-7:30am & Every Other Weekend

JOB TITLE: Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN)

PROGRAM: Behavioral Health Crisis Center 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SHIFT:  PRN

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the BHCC Director, this position is responsible for providing medication evaluation and management. This position provides evaluation, assessment, crisis assessment, intervention, treatment planning, and discharge planning services for individuals having mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide psychiatric initial evaluation, ongoing assessments, or crisis assessments.
  • Provide on call physician services
  • Report to sight as needed in case of emergent issues.
  • Provide patient education on diagnosis, medication, monitoring response to treatment and side effects of medication, informed consent, treatment adherence, and other topics as individualized for the patient
  • Provides sufficient documentation in the medical record to reflect the diagnosis, treatment goals, interventions and standards of the agency to meet requirements of state and federal funding entities.
  • Documents and signs assessments, progress notes, and medication or lab orders within timeframes established by COBB CSB.
  • Provide on call services as needed
  • Signs needed orders for service prior to initiation of services.
  • Reviews individual service plan of clients and signs when service plan addresses the goals and treatment interventions appropriate for the client.
  • Prescribes appropriate medication and obtains baseline metabolic indices as indicated and in accordance with COBB CSB standards of care and all applicable professional, state and federal standards.
  • Prescribes, monitors, modifies, and/or discontinues medications as indicated and documents medical necessity and these processes in the medical record of client.
  • Orders medical assessments, consultations, referrals, medications and laboratory tests as indicated for patients.
  • Signs orders for service within designated timeframe established by Cobb CSB; responds to nursing and clinician inquiries.
  • Participates in the Medical Staff peer review/documentation/utilization review processes and maintains agency-established targeted outcomes
  • Participates, as indicated, in medical education for healthcare students in training programs in Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Assisting, and other healthcare professionals as determined by organization’s clinical agreements
  • Respond to phone inquiries of hospitals and pharmacies
  • Attend all required Agency meetings and trainings

KNOWLEDGE

  • Etiology of mental illness
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Medical evaluation
  • Psychiatric and medical emergency stabilization

SKILLS

  • Synthesizing complex or diverse information
  • Collecting and researching data
  • Meet productivity standards by completing work in timely manner
  • Work well in interdisciplinary team
  • Communication (Oral and written)

ABILITIES

  • Problem solving
  • Manage difficult or emotional client crisis situations
  • Treat people with respect
  • Keep commitments
  • Responds promptly to client’s needs
  • Uphold organizational values?

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs):

  • Maintain Agency performance expectations 100% of the time.  
  • Complete and provide quality, collaborative service documentation 100% of the time by end of shift/same day.
  • Physician/APRN Assessment tools used accurately based on level of care 100% of the time.
  • 99% accuracy on entering information in ECR.
  • 100% of required trainings will be completed within specified time frames.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Working in a climate controlled environment
  • Dealing with interruptions and changes in work priorities
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Occasional lifting up to 15lbs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure/Certification – Registered Nurse with current unrestricted license to practice and use the title of Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Georgia. Current DEA number with no restrictions on prescribing controlled substances.
  3. Experience – Two (2) years of experience providing direct care to individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders or a combination of licensure, education, and experience demonstrating the ability to effectively perform essential job functions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure/Certification – Registered Nurse with current unrestricted license to practice and use the title of Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Georgia. Current DEA number with no restrictions on prescribing controlled substances.
  3. Experience –  Five (5) years of experience providing direct care to individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.