The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital inpatient psychiatric unit works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary health care team including an attending physician, nurses, and social workers. All work is performed in a team-based approach to care.
The NP functions, in collaboration with the attending inpatient physician, Registered Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Mental Health Specialists, to evaluate and treat patients who have been admitted to the inpatient psychiatric setting. The NP is responsible for the initial evaluation, formulating the appropriate diagnosis and managing the ongoing treatment plan of the acute psychiatric patient, determining appropriateness for discharge, and discharging as needed to the appropriate level of care. The NP should have strong communication skills and be able to coordinate effectively with an interdisciplinary team throughout the hospital, including the admissions area, the inpatient unit, and other parts of the Wilson County Vanderbilt Hospital system as necessary.
The NP is responsible for collaboration with the unit attending physician in providing this care. There will be weekend rounding expectations to be determined at the time of hiring.
The NP should have a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and education, a responsibility for ensuring adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and protocols, and ensure an environment of safe quality care for a wide range of care needs. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical competence, sound judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and personal initiative to sustain professional development.
Position Shift: Hours are generally 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday with the expectation of shared overnight call responsibilities split amongst the medical staff. There will be weekend rounding expectations to be determined at the time of hiring.
The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses.
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