Job: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Job Description

Looking to make an impact? You’ve found the opportunity. At Lifewell, you’ll join a team passionate about providing hope, healing and health to the ones we serve. Our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach a balanced mental health lifestyle. We align our thinking on three values: person-centered, evidence-based and quality-driven. Just as much as we care for those we serve, we care for our employees. We provide career growth paths to encourage personal and professional development and flexible shifts so you can focus on what’s most important. Come alongside others to encourage self-value and hope. Come alongside us and watch lives change!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Nurse Practitioner directs, coordinates, and provides medical/clinical services to specified consumers within a specific clinic, including engagement, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, medication management, family meetings, supportive psychotherapy, patient education, risk assessment and discharge planning; participates in on-call rotation for the system; participates in utilization management and quality improvement activities.

  • Serves as the attending psychiatrist/nurse practitioner to assigned consumers.  Completes initial psychiatric assessments, progress notes, annual psychiatric updates, family interventions, develops differential diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, patient education, progress towards treatment goals including medical, psychological, social, behavioral and developmental aspects of the consumer’s situation.
  • Assesses consumers’ needs and guides the clinical team while managing treatment plan updates, in addition to initiating contact with outside Providers according to established guidelines.
  • Actively participates in the Clinical Peer Supervision process as described in the Policy and Protocol consisting of weekly hourly supervision with the Chief Psychiatrist on difficult cases or as designated by the Direct Services Medical Director.
  • Provides necessary information to clinical team regarding inpatient utilization.  Utilizes appropriate medication based on best practices, in addition to appropriately completing required documentation for pre-authorization of pharmacy services.
  • Performs specialized duties as required by special clinical situations or treatment populations consistent with license and scope of practice such as reviewing and signing all amendments and PAD petitions originated at their clinic; evaluates consumers for continuation of court ordered treatment; or prepares medical reports to the Psychiatric Security Review Board or Superior Court including treatment plan changes for those consumers on conditional release form Arizona State Hospital and receiving services at their clinic; and completes Specialized Treatment Plan (STP) and Forced medication Sheet (B form) whenever a consumer is placed on Court Ordered Treatment or needs to return to inpatient treatment on an Amended Court Order Treatment due to non-compliance.

Skills / Requirements

EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of an accredited NP program with Psychiatric Mental Health Certification.
  • A master's degree in nursing and at least three years of professional advanced practice nursing experience in a behavioral health or substance abuse setting.
  • Full prescription authority with current D.E.A. licensure.
  • Some assignments require a current Arizona Driver License and a current satisfactory 39-month Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Background Check

Important Notes

Lifewell Behavioral Wellness is a non-profit behavioral healthcare agency providing treatment, services and support for low-income clients diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), general mental health issues and substance abuse disorders. Lifewell offers residential, outpatient, community living and psychosocial rehabilitation programs which are client centered and adapted to address a broad range of needs.

Lifewell programs provide safe and supportive environments that foster recovery, healthy living and personal growth for clients as they build on existing strengths, focus on addressing deficiencies, and learn new social and vocational skills.

Locations


Valley-wide Locations
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Administration Offices
202 E Earll Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Lifewellness Center Beryl
2505 W. Beryl Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Lifewellness Center Mitchell
40 E. Mitchell
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Lifewellness Center Power
6915 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85207
Lifewellness Center University
262 E. University
Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa
East Valley
Mesa, AZ 85210
Phoenix
Central
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Valley-wide Locations
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Administration Offices
Lifewellness Center Beryl
Lifewellness Center Mitchell
Lifewellness Center Power
Lifewellness Center University
Mesa
Phoenix

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