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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Adult - Psychiatric 

Description

Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse to join our adult med clinic team! The Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) provides provision of direct psychiatric treatment, including, assessment and prescribing within an outpatient psychiatric clinic working with patients with varing levels of mental illness, developing treatment plans and prescribing medication within the scope of their education and certification of the collaborative agreement with their collaborating physician as assigned.

If you are looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package then this is the place for you! Comprised of nearly 400 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Wyandotte County and the surrounding areas while working with a purpose.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides psychopharmacological services, including the transmittal of prescription orders per written protocols, consistent with level of licensure and qualifications. Consults and/or refers to the physician as indicated.
  • Monitors for symptom reduction as well as side effects of medication.
  • Utilizes physiological laboratory data as needed or as indicated per protocol.
  • Provides physical assessment, history-taking, and differential diagnosis as indicated.
  • Serves as a point of referral for further medical evaluation with appropriate providers as part of the physical assessment.
  • Coordinates individual psychopharmacological services with the youth psychiatry team.
  • Provides and/or coordinates individual patient crisis services when symptoms arise as well as management of chronic problems.
  • Provides prevention-oriented patient education and care as indicated.
  • Develops and maintains current working knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Maintains documentation of clinical services in accordance with Wyandot BHN policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains close working relationship with clinic physicians and nursing staff
  • Participates in annual review of medication protocol.
  • Updates physician/nurse practitioner collaborative agreements annually.
 
Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Master of Science (MSN), Nursing required.
  • Possess license to practice as an APRN by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
  • Active DEA or ability to obtain.
  • 1 - 2 years in an APRN role within a behavioral health environment.
  • 1-year experience working in an EMR system, (Anasazi)
  • Experience in serving adults with mental illness.
  • Knowledge of mental health theory and practice.
  • Extensive familiarity with diagnostic and treatment planning approaches relevant to professional discipline.
  • Extensive familiarity with ethical considerations in the mental health field.
  • Possesses sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Possesses experience in the assessment and treatment of clients requiring psychoactive medication.
  • Ability to perform basic physical and psychosocial assessments.
  • Knowledge of psychopharmacology and psychopharmacological interactions.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 5:00 pm  
Division Wyandot Center  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.
 

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