Brookdale Senior Living

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
Category
Healthcare
ID
2020-52965
Location : Name
HH Nashville
Location : Address
618 Grassmere Park Drive
Location : Location
US-TN-Nashville

Overview

Brookdale Healthcare Services is immediately hiring nationwide: www.brookdalecareers.com

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Location: Nashville

 

Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.

Responsibilities

Provides care to home health patients who require psychiatric nursing assessment and interventions. Plans and evaluates the clinical and behavioral health management of clients. Evaluates treatment plans, medications, and other necessary care. Provides recommendations to home care staff, physicians, and other providers to address the psychiatric needs of clients.

  1. Offers home-based care to address acute or changes in a patient’s mental status, and/ or management of chronic mental health conditions
  2. Performs various patient assessments (e.g., physicals, family risk analyses, diagnostic exams, mental health assessments)
  3. Develops and oversees holistic, cross-disciplinary treatment plans
  4. Prescribes medications in compliance with state scope of practice laws
  5. Collaborates with physicians and other providers and makes appropriate patient referrals
  6. Maintains detailed patient records
  7. Analyzes effectiveness of treatments
  8. Educates patients, families, and others on challenges and management of mental health conditions
  9. Evaluates needs for immediate nursing intervention, consultation and referral to other health team members.

 

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and Experience
Master's Degree (or equivalent in work experience) and 3-5 years experience

 

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

 

Management/Decision Making
Applies professional guidelines and practice standards to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Works closely with agency interdisciplinary team, clinical, and quality leadership to provide the highest achievable outcome for the patient.

 

Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has a working knowledge of a functional discipline.  Displays expertise in assessing and providing symptom management for behavioral health patients.  Possesses excellent communication skills, and an understanding of working with patients with mental illness and their families.  Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to enhancing their medical expertise in caring for mental health patients.

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Ability to lift: up to 5 pounds
  • Vision
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • On-Call on an as needed basis
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
  • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
  • Requires Travel: Frequently
  • Driving Required: Frequently (for self)

 

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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