The psychiatric consultation nurse practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team on the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Consultation Service.
The psychiatric consultation NP generally functions, in collaboration with consultation psychiatrists on staff, as a consultant to non-psychiatric inpatient services in the medical center. The psychiatric consultation NP responds to consultation requests from medical and surgical care teams and makes diagnoses and recommendations for treatment interventions and continuity care. The psychiatric consultation NP has a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and education, has a responsibility for ensuring adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and protocols, and guarantees an environment of safe quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
This position requires a master's degree in Nursing and ANCC Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Must be eligible for DEA license.
Current Tennessee RN license, Tennessee APN license with certificate of fitness to prescribe and Family PMHNP certification required.
Twelve months of psychiatric nursing experience is preferred, and consultation psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, or medical psychiatry nursing experience is desirable.
Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM, with the possibility of on-call duty in rotation with other staff.
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