The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Nurse Practitioner to join the multidisciplinary team that evaluates and manages adult patients with mental health complaints who present to the Psychiatric Treatment Services Area, of the JHH Adult Emergency Department.
The Psychiatric Treatment Services area is a dedicated 12 bed unit of the adult emergency department at JHH which serves to provide specialty care and crisis services for patients with emergency behavioral health complaints. The mission of the Psychiatric Treatment Services area is to provide the highest quality care in an emergency setting with the goal of keeping patients safe during a mental health crisis until they can be fully evaluated and provided acute psychiatric management and an appropriate disposition plan. The unique work setting allows the psychiatric provider to focus on psychiatric evaluation and management while having the support of a clinical emergency medicine attending and resident who are the providers of record for the patient and responsible for medical evaluation and management.
The Nurse Practitioner will add to the expanding treatment team of dedicated staff working in this dynamic setting the team is comprised of a psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric nursing staff, a physician leader of the service, clinical social workers, psychiatry administration support staff who complete insurance authorizations, psychiatry resident physicians, and the medical providers of the adult emergency department of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Supervision of the clinical operations is provided by both the physician leader, who is an attending in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the current psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform comprehensive assessments of new patients triaged to the Psychiatric Emergency Services area of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which includes a psychiatric consultation, mental status examinations, risk assessment, and contact with collateral informants.
Coordinate communication between the treatment providers including nursing staff, psychiatry providers, clinical social work and emergency medicine physicians.
After assessment is completed, determine the appropriate disposition level for the patient.
Manage patients awaiting inpatient admission who are still in the emergency department. Management includes ongoing patient assessment and coordination of treatment as appropriate.
Coordinate hand offs between providers at change of shift and prior to changes in level of care.
Develop a working knowledge of community-based outpatient services and programs that can be used for referral.
Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing. Additional experience may substitute for master's degree. Must be licensed and certified as a Nurse Practitioner in State of Maryland. 3 to 5 years of direct patient care experience, and experience in psychiatry or emergency 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:
History of strong organizational skills, analytical skills, customer service skills, clinical sensitivity, medical terminology, excellent computer skills and the ability to multi-task.
High level of interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are also essential.
Excellent communication, mathematical computation, spelling, and grammar skills.
Knowledge and compliance of HIPAA rules and regulations in the dissemination of patient Protected Health Information (PHI).
Experience in the Johns Hopkins system strongly preferred.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. 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.
Classified Title:Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Varying Week day hours; 37.5 Hours Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Psychiatry Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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