The team at Project Chesapeake brings years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health to provide communities throughout the State of Maryland with the compassion and expertise to navigate the steps needed to get lives back on track.
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) assumes total clinical care of specific patients, including diagnosis, treatment, and consultations in accordance with established nursing standards, procedures, and practices. The NP will work in an outpatient situation and can perform independently or as part of a treatment team.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Maintain timely, complete, accurate, and medical records for all patients evaluated and treated
· Initial History and Initial Assessments including complete Psychiatric and Medical History, intermittent medical assessments as warranted.
- The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for diagnosing and treating patients in collaboration with clinical colleagues
- Provide services to clients in the forms of psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric consultations, treatment planning, medication administration/adjustments, medication assisted treatment (MAT), mental status assessments, supportive therapy, and/or crisis intervention.
- Prescribe and/or direct psychotherapeutic treatments or medication to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
- Monitor effects of psychotropic medications on clients.
- Revises/updates plan of care based on patient progress or lack thereof.
- Buprenorphine waiver with minimum 30 patient limit (100 limit preferred)
- Decision Making.
- Communication Proficiency.
- Problem Solving/Analysis.
- Diversity and Inclusion.
- Presentation Skills.
- Project Management.
- Time Management.
- Stress Management/Composure.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Required Education and Experience
-Maryland or compact state licensure as a RN
-Nurse Practitioner License (Psychiatric NP required)
- Must hold XDEA (Buprenorphine waiver) privileges
-Basic Life Support/ CPR
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Possesses experience with clinical elements of mental health and substance abuse treatment.
- Possesses knowledge of trauma, attachment, and relational models.
- Possesses knowledge of methods for appropriate clinical documentation in a treatment setting.
- Possesses knowledge of techniques for effective assessments and case management.
- Ability to write clear and concise reports and to interpret statistical data.
- Ability to analyze therapeutic processes and determine means of maintaining and/or increasing efficiencies.
- Ability to explain technical terminology to non experts.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.