Job ID: 289502795  |  Last Updated: 8/31/2017

Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric)

Crownpoint Service Unit
Crownpoint, NM
Applicant Contact
Helen Laughing-Hoskie
HR Specialist
(505) 726-5896
(505) 726-1386

Job Description

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The primary purpose/role of the position is to provide full range comprehensive and continuing health and medical care services to child, adolescent and adult psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients and families at the Crownpoint Health care Facility, satellite health centers. The purpose of the position is to function as the primary psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide specialized psychiatric service including clinical assessment and diagnosis to individuals with mental illness and prescribing psychiatric medications and treatment. This position is located at the Crownpoint Health care Facility, Crownpoint, New Mexico. This position will report to the Clinical Director.

Responsible for child, adolescent and adult psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a quality expected from an expert, experienced, nationally certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and keeping in good standing
with New Mexico medical community standards of care.

Performs and documents a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes evaluation of mental status, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self-harm behavior, substance use, and level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, and sexual behaviors, social and developmental history.

Manages psychiatric emergencies by determining level of risk and initialing and coordination of treatment, intervention and follow up.

Provides consultative psychiatric evaluations and recommendations to requesting healthcare personnel. Such consultations may occur in outpatient clinic, inpatient ward and satellite clinics.

Collaborates as a leader of the interdisciplinary mental health and other health care teams and provide psychiatric/mental health consultations to other team members, including primary care team.

Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency in mental health and psychiatry through continuing education, staffing meetings, workshops and contributes to the mission of facility through written or oral presentations.

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