Yale New Haven Health System

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    63186
    Department
    AF PSYCH OP CCC 1294 CHAPEL
    Category
    ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    40
    Work Schedule
    DAYS
    Work Days
    M-FRI
    Work Hours
    8-5
    Work Shift
    NO WEEKEND/HOLIDAY/NIGHTS REQUIRES
    Requisition ID
    2017-16586
  • Overview

     

    Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Yale New Haven Hospital Adult Outpatient Clinic - New Haven, CT

    A nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist who provides assessment, consultation, and intervention for patients and education for staff and families. The APRN works collaboratively with attending physician, PCP, and/or Hospitalists and utilizes a team approach in the care of the patient. The APRN may diagnose illness and physical condition and perform therapeutic and corrective measures. Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by interview, health history, physical exam and diagnostic tests. The APRN is a consultant to the inpatient clinical team and provides recommendations to the clinical team overseeing medical care for the patient. Participates in quality and patient satisfaction improvement initiatives. Carries out responsibilities with minimal need for supervision and guidance within the scope of practice. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Exemplifies behaviors reflecting Service Excellence and support of the Strategic Dimensions by modeling the Core Success Factors as described in the Performance Review.

     

    For more information please contact Natasha Bell at natasha.bell@ynhh.org or 203-502-6515.

     

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Demonstrates excellence in the completion of patient history and physical exams and assessments appropriate to patient population.
    • 2. Demonstrates proficiency in dictation of the history and physical and other notes on patient status.
    • 3. Coordinates and leads family meetings.
    • 4. Coordinates/collaborates with clinical team to ensure development of appropriate treatment plans.
      • 4.1 Conducts rounds/patient visits and writes progress notes.
    • 5. Educates and influence clinical staff and students to ensure appropriate identification of eligible patients and provision of care.
    • 6. Maintains regular communication with patients, families, and primary care physicians as appropriate regarding progress and treatment plans.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

     

    Educational preparation at the Master's level of nursing. Clinical privileges required when performing certain advanced practice activities Graduation from an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program required.

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    Minimum 1 to 3 years of psychiatric outpatient experience

     

    LICENSURE

     

    Certified as a APRN by the National Commission on Certification of Nurse Practitioners. Must hold a valid Connecticut medical license, Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification. PMHNP-BC (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner—Board Certified) preferred.

     

    SPECIAL SKILLS

     

    Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMAND

     

    MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.

     

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