Nurse Practitioner - West Littleton NHC - Littleton, CO
May 13, 2018
Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton's charming "old town" area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engagedin protecting the health of our environment,working tirelessly to minimize the negativeenvironmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 119653
Clinic/Department:2465 CHATFIELD FAMILY MED CORP CNTR
Hospital:LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Assesses behavioral health patients and offers diagnostic and therapeutic support in conjunction with staff psychiatrist and psychiatric assessment. Provides advanced practice professional nursing care for behavioral health patients, following established standards and practices. Acts in collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary care team to coordinate and promote quality and continuity of care, from time of admission through transition of care at time of discharge. Serves as primary liaison, resource, clinical expert and educator for patients, family, physician and interdisciplinary providers.
Education Requirements (i.e., BSN, High School Diploma, GED)
BSN from accredited school of nursing
Master's Degree in Nursing or applied area of knowledge
Advanced Practice Registered; Prescriptive Authority preferred
Minimum of one year direct behavioral clinical experience in a healthcare facility or setting. Competence with DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and treatment planning. Inpatient, crisis, and emergency room experience preferred.
License/Certifications (i.e., RN, BLS, ACLS)
Current Colorado Nursing License
Clinical Nurse Specialist certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Position Duties (essential job functions, INCLUDE % OF TIME)
Follow established nurse practitioner and clinical guidelines, including those outlined in the Collaborative Practice Agreement.
Complies with established hospital, division and department policies, procedures and standards which include, but are not limited to the following: safety, infection control, use of information systems and confidentiality guidelines.
Participates in quality assurance activities as assigned related to quality patient care.
Assesses behavioral health patients and offers diagnostic and therapeutic support in conjunction with staff psychiatrist and psychiatric assessment team
Evaluates lethality and determines appropriate disposition of behavioral health patients including discharge planning and follow up care in ER, ICU, and medical/surgical floors
Provides medication support through prescription of psychotropics and consultation on behavioral health cases
Works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of ER and inpatient physicians, personnel, social workers, managed care representatives, and other disciplines as indicated
Renders professional and age appropriate care of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric behavioral health patient
Promotes the health potential of the whole person and assures the optimal implementation of behavioral health services
Serves as primary psychiatric liaison and medical floor /ER psychiatric consultant in the absence of the staff psychiatrist
Adheres to budget guidelines set forth by supervisor.
Participate in routine reviews to assess utilization of nurse practitioner role.
Establish a cooperative working relationship with inpatient managers, nurses, educators.
GROWTH -10 %
Participate in staff education, development of order sets and educational materials, program assessment and focused improvement projects on re-admissions and complications
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
☐ Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly
☐ Very Heavy Work - exert/lift over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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