Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Program Management
The Nurse Practitioner will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management to adult patients in an outpatient setting and will collaborate with treatment staff regarding care and treatment of shared clients between staff and programs.
Provide direct services to clients and families through evaluations, assessments, medication monitoring, education of medication purpose/side effects, diagnosis, and treatment options
Initial evaluations of new clients
Obtain relevant health histories as needed
Order and interpret finding of relevant diagnostic and laboratory tests as needed
Diagnose psychiatric disorders and differentiate psychiatric presentations of medical conditions from psychiatric disorders
Develop differential diagnosis and work with the client, family, and multidisciplinary behavioral health team to facilitate treatment needs
Prescribe psychotropic and related medications based on clinical indicators and provide medication training to client, including effects, side effects, and contraindications.
Work with nursing staff and behavioral health team to support timely access to medications, including working with pharmacies and pharmacy benefits
Available by phone for acute care/critical needs of clients
Assist with hospitalizations as needed
Consults with attending psychiatrist when needed.
Documents comprehensive, accurate and continual data in clients’ electronic health records within the organization’s standards including psychiatric evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and critical incident reports
Assist with identifying, obtaining and maintaining community linkages to necessary services
Participate in clinical staffing and case consultations, team meetings and supervision
Ability to complete psychiatric evaluations
Ability to prescribe and monitor appropriate psychotropic medications in accordance with pharmaceutical guidelines and standards of practice
Ability to educate clients in purpose, use and compliance of prescribed medications
Master’s Degree in Nursing from recognized school of nursing
Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner/APRN in the State of Illinois required.
Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health
One year of experience as a Nurse Practioner. Psychiatric experience preferred.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience