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The PMHNP/PA will provide on-going psychiatric care to a full caseload of individuals with mental illness for the purpose of maintaining patients in the least restrictive environment. Services provided will include psychiatric evaluation, and pharmacological management. The PMHNP/PA will write prescription under the PMHNP/PA license prescriptive authority. This position will provide services in the Mental Health Department in the Elm Creek clinic at Center location or at other locations assigned by Center. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8 to 5. This position will work in collaboration and under the supervision of the Medical Director and the administrative supervision of the Chief of Behavioral Health Services.
Betty Hardwick Center is a Tobacco Free Campus for all employees.
Graduation from an accredited PMHNP/PA program. Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in current psychiatric practices. Requires current Texas license to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant. Requires prescriptive privileges from the Texas State Board of Nursing or if PA must have a prescriptive delegation agreement with supervising physician. Requires certification by American Nurses Association (ANCC) in a clinically appropriate specialty for a psychiatric setting. The Physician Assistant requires training and experience in psychiatric assessment and treatment. Within reasonable time must be approved to bill Medicaid and Medicare for psychiatric disorders. Must have visual and auditory skills sufficient to evaluate, treat and monitor patients; fine motor skills for legible writing, computer skills and driving a motor vehicle for business related travel.