The Department of Psychiatry seeks a Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively and in accordance with established policies, evaluates patients in Psychiatry Emergency Department.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform comprehensive assessments of patients triaged to the Psychiatry Emergency Service to include a history and physical, mental status examination and contact with collateral sources.
Coordinate communication between the psychiatry physicians, nursing staff and emergency medicine physicians.
Assess patient's needs for medication and order tests and other assessments to determine appropriateness for admission versus discharge from the emergency department.
Coordinate hand offs between providers at change of shift and prior to inpatient admission.
Ensure safe patient transport to the inpatient unit for admissions and communicate with next provider of record.
Master's degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. A minimum of 3 to 5 years psychiatry and ED care experience preferred. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem solving.
Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel. Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
General computer knowledge and capability to use computer.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Requisition # 8869
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Status: Full Time, Varying hours
School/Division: School of Medicine
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus
Location State: MD
Resume Required for Application: Yes
Area of Interest: Clinical / Medical
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