Geisinger Health System Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry in Lewistown, Pennsylvania
In collaboration with the physician, provides care to new or established patients. Demonstrates autonomy through patient evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Orders testing as deemed necessary and remains proficient in interpreting results and prescribing appropriate medication and therapeutic regimen within the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner. These roles, undertaken in cooperation with nursing, staff physicians and other department staff, may include triage, telephone communication and patient education.
Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Geisinger. Delivers care in outpatient setting with secondary responsibilities in consult and inpatient service as needed. Primary reporting is to Chief of Advanced Practice, who reports up through the Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Director of Consult and Emergency and/or Director of Inpatient Unit based on assigned work area.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of a nurse practitioner program approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing or completion of CAAHEP – approved program for physician assistants.
Eligible or certified by AANP, ANCC for NP.
Eligible or certified by the National Commission on Certification of PA’s and certified by State Board of Medicine.
NPS licensed by State Board of Nursing.
Mental health certification or willing to obtain within 2 years of hire.
Experience in a professional psychiatric setting such as a psychiatric inpatient unit or psychiatric consultation or emergency service is preferred but not essential.
Master's Degree-Nurse Practitioner (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Certified Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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