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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Full-time / PRN - (231382)

Universal Health Services


Location:
SHREVEPORT, LA
Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
1994
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Full-time / PRN - (231382)

Facility Name
Location
SHREVEPORT, LA 71106 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description
The Advance Practice Nurse provides direct care to patients under the direction of the patient’s attending Psychiatrist. The APN provides care specific to the age population served. These activities are limited to those in compliance with the State Nurse Practice Act and facility policies and procedures. Responsibilities include: • Under the direction of attending physician/psychiatrist, APN will assess the health and/or mental health status of individuals and families by obtaining health, psychiatric and medical histories, diagnosing health and development problems, admitting patients for inpatient and partial hospitalization level of care. • Prescribes medications as necessary. • Participates in the on-call rotation. • Completes and dictates initial psychiatric evaluations. • Orders medical follow-up care as necessary. • Completes and dictates all necessary discharge forms including discharge summary. • Provides daily psychiatric care for patients suffering from mental health or acute diseases by managing therapeutic regimens according to the relevant policies and procedures of DBHS. • APN’s written orders of discharge from inpatient or partial hospitalization must be approved and counter-signed by the attending psychiatrist. • Initial Psychiatric Assessments must be counter-signed by the attending psychiatrist. • Initiates emergency measures according to age appropriate CPR and client resuscitation protocols. • Participates in emergency crisis interventions according to age appropriate techniques. • Maintains confidentiality related to patient, family, client facility and staff in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). • Provides patient care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved. • Maintains competency by participating in continuing education programs and meets state specific requirements. • Complies with accepted ethical conduct and professional Standards of Nursing Practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association or equivalent national organization. • Participates in the Customer Service Program promoting respect and professional interaction with patients, families, and peers. • Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit’s and the hospital’s safe operation. • Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice. • Performs other duties as assigned. Join our team and discover a rewarding, fulfilling career. Brentwood Hospital is a 200-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brentwood has served Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas for more than 40 years. We provide quality services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We help individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control.
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Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion. This opportunity is avail
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