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Advanced Practice Nurse Psychiatric-Mental Health

Psych | Cincinnati, OH | Contract

Job Description
Advanced Practice Nurse Psychiatric-Mental Health
Work Location: Cincinnati, OH

Job Summary/Description
Knowledge of skilled registered nursing procedures; advanced nursing practice in psychiatric/mental health; HIPAA regulations; state & federal regulations, policies & procedures related to nursing; human relations; employee training & development; mental health care services & program management; counseling; interviewing. Skill in use of equipment (e.g., BP cuff, EKG machine, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, reflex hammer); operation of personal computer. Ability to handle sensitive telephone & face-to-face inquiries & contacts with general public; possess strong clinical base in order to make judgments & decisions regarding mental health treatment; deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; understand & follow philosophies, policies & procedures of facility; establish & maintain positive rapport with patients, patients' families, nursing & other department &/or agency staff; maintain confidentiality of information. (*)Developed after employment.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Provides direct psychiatric/mental health care, creates & implements mental health treatment plan & performs advanced nursing duties within boundaries of licensure: a. Monitors mental health progress of patients & intervenes in the course of mental illnesses using agency policies & protocols for guidance. b. Performs routine & crisis mental health evaluations & reports of patients in need of &/or receiving psychiatric level of care to determine mental health diagnosis. c. Evaluates patients with acute & chronic mental illness & prescribes medications or administers treatment. d. Evaluates necessity for referral of consultations inside or outside the institutional, facility and/or correctional setting. e. Orders & reviews results of laboratory & other diagnostic testing.
• Maintains required mental health records: a. Documents mental health information gathered during patient interviews/histories according to agency guidelines, policies, protocols & agency-professionally accredited standards. b. Documents mental health assessments & diagnostic impressions & follow up parameters. c. Writes mental health evaluations & reports for offenders in need of &/or receiving psychiatric level of care. d. W rites summary & maintains written account of patient progress & is instrumental in the development of treatment plans for offenders on the mental health caseload.
• Provides clinical direction to registered nurses & other subordinate mental health staff; provides for medical consultation to all programs in mental health.
• Participates in professional & agency committees & meetings: a. Attends professional meetings as requested by warden, director of clinical services or equivalent. b. Participates in continuous quality improvement & Suicide Prevention Assessment & Response Team or equivalent activities; attends meetings as requested. c. Serves as resource for patients & families utilizing areas of clinical expertise & provides advice regarding mental health maintenance & promotion & identifies mental health risk factors. d. Attends in-services &/or other continuing education offerings relative to growth & development as advanced practice nurse – psychiatric - mental health. Directs preparation of technical information materials & continuing education seminars; maintains clinical competency. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Valid license as Registered Nurse; completion of advanced level practice nurse program for Clinical Nurse Specialist or Certified Nurse Practitioner in psychiatric/mental health specialty & certified by Ohio Board of Nursing for advanced practice with valid certificate of authority & certificate to prescribe in accordance with ORC 4723.
• Must obtain Drug Enforcement Agency number for scheduled drugs within 1 month of employment. Must satisfy all requirements to maintain licensure. Must maintain clinical competency & collaboration with psychiatrist in accordance 4 OF 6 with ORC 4723.
• MUST have experience in the inpatient Psychiatry field
• Must provide BLS/CPR current certification.
• Provide proof of Hep B, proof of TB, and skills checklist.

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.