Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner needed in Lynchburg, VA #3077

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner needed in Lynchburg, VA #3077

We have a full time and a part time position available for a B/C Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Region 1 will: Provide psychiatric evaluations for children and adolescents in crisis services, meaning clients at risk for hospitalization and discharges from the hospital.

Typically there are one to three (1-3) visits over three to four (3-4) months with the Region 1 provider and then the patients transfer to a longer term provider in clinic. This provider usually spends one to two (1-2) days doing in-person crisis evaluations at Horizon; Also provides similar evaluations for other CSBs via telepsychiatry but may also provide some ongoing med management to clients. Consultation to primary care providers, not seeing clients directly but in collaboration with PCP.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner must possess among other abilities:
• Knowledge of community mental health and public health.
• Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse.
• Knowledge of philosophies, practices, policies and outcomes of models of treatment recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for dually diagnosed populations.
• Understanding of diagnostic criteria for dual conditions and ability to conceptualize modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.
• Skill to analyze situations accurately and develop appropriate responses or techniques.
• Ability to communicate effectively through all methods of communication.
• Ability to identify and measure outcomes.
• Ability to respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner.
• Ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
• Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver’s license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to client at other locations.
• Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training as needed.

We offer:
• Salaried employees a generous benefit package that includes the Virginia Retirement System
• Life, medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Vacation
• Sick leave
• Holidays
• Educational leave.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner must have:
Licensure as a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with minimum education as determined and required by the relevant licensing board. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience providing psychiatric care to children and adolescents with a mental health diagnosis; with at least three years of managerial experience planning, developing and implementing relevant services and programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Horizon Behavioral Health has been the premier behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia for more than 46 years.

Horizon has been voted Best of 2016 Reader's Choice for Best Counseling Service in Lynchburg Living Magazine! Lynchburg, VA is a historic and attractive city with many amenities available throughout the city and surrounding counties. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg has something to offer everyone.

Call Tim today at 877-499-9889 or text him at 270-793-6770 and please forward a copy of your CV to (register or log to show contact information) for review today! Don’t delay please call, text or write for more information now.

This position is specifically for a Nurse Practitioner who has proven training as a Psychiatric Mental Health or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Further, you must have ANCC certification in order for the employer to bill Medicare and Medicaid and most insurers so ANCC certification is a requirement of this position. An FNP without training as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will not be accepted as a candidate for this position.

Job Posted: 08/18/17

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