Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Health. Full-time (40 hours/week) position. Monday-Friday; Flexible scheduling

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  is responsible for providing medication evaluations as needed, prescription medication checks and review as needed, and consultation with other mental health center staff as needed. She/he will evaluate and prescribe appropriate medications based on all aspects of client including age, mental health/addiction disorder, health condition and response to medication. Practitioner will complete prescriptions accurately both electronically and handwritten. Practitioner is responsible for outpatient services as needed, emergency services as needed, evaluation services as necessary, consultation and education. He/she shall consult with psychiatrists on staff on cases that may require additional review. The Practitioner is responsible for ordering laboratory and other diagnostic studies as necessary to safely prescribe and monitor medications and shall consult with the client’s family physician and other treating physicians as necessary to provide a coordinated service. She/he is responsible for undertaking individual psychotherapy, marital therapy, family and group counseling, play therapy and other therapy techniques within the scope of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner’s training. He/she is responsible for undertaking inpatient consultations as requested by physicians at Myrtue Medical Center and other hospitals within the catchment area.   

Five years experience preferred.

Hold Master of Science degree in psychiatric nursing or its equivalent, with certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the area of psychiatric nursing. Hold a current Iowa license to practice as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and to prescribe medications. Hold federal and state DEA certificates as necessary to prescribe medication. Maintain staff privileges at Myrtue Medical Center and any other hospitals necessary within the catchment area.