General Statement of Duties:
Provides Psychiatric Services to adult behavioral health population. Provides diagnosis and treatment of mental health/substance use & co-occurring disorders. Refers clients to appropriate medical and/ or clinical services. Orders and interprets laboratory tests for screening and diagnosing. Prescribes medication to clients. Provides information, instruction, and counseling on health maintenance, health promotion, social problems, illness prevention, illness management, and medication use. Participates in consultation and training activities with nursing staff and other clinical and administrative staff.
Specific Duties with qualitative and quantitative measures of performance:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities required for the position
Requires a Masters Degree in a nursing related field and a minimum of three (3) years experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing.
Possession of a valid license as a registered professional nurse, a nurse practitioner and a nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority issued by the State of Virginia; certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and possessing a DEA number.
Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina drivers license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV drivers license eligibility requirements.
All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
DMV Transcript: Required
CDL: Not Required
DOT History: Not Required
CPS Check: Required
Physical: Not Required
Respirator: Not Required
Polygraph Review: Not Required
Psychological Screening: Not Required
Attachments Required: resume
Two to five years experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing.
Experience in psychotropic medication management and client care.
Experience with adults in an outpatient setting.
At least one year of supervisory experience.
This position is currently open until filled. Applications will be screened periodically and interviews conducted based on qualifications and preferences for the position. Once a candidate is selected, the recruitment will be filled and closed at that time. It is advisable not to wait until the posted deadline to apply for this position as applications are being reviewed as they come in.
VRS Contribution: All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.