The Orlando VA Medical Center is seeking an innovative, energetic Nurse Practitioner to provide direct and indirect patient care for patients being assessed in the ER or throughout the Medical Center inpatient units and admitted to the acute inpatient mental health unit of this facility.
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Position Summary: The ARNP will perform an overall assessment of the patient's condition through psychiatric evaluation, history taking, medical records review. The ARNP will have admitting privileges to the inpatient mental health unit and will determine if admission is necessary in consultation with psychiatrists on the unit and the attending in the ED. Patient care will include acute hospitalized patients on the inpatient mental health, and consultation with patients in the surgical, medical, step down or ICU wards. The position requires the ability to work skillfully and independently in the initial assessment and provision of care to this Veteran population. Duties will include performing psychiatric evaluations for patients in the ED, providing short term medication needs for patients admitted to the inpatient mental health unit, being a psychiatric consultant to the medicine service and providing other mental health services as requested within the approved privileges and competencies; working closely with the Medicine service and the inpatient mental health psychiatrist and multidisciplinary team; providing consultation and assistance for other disciplines and
administrative support as required. Duties will include basic medical cares such as physical examinations and medication reconciliation in function of the psychiatric admission. This ARNP will report directly to the Inpatient Medical Director/ Psychiatry Supervisor with professional oversight by the Chief Nurse, Mental Health. The Mental Health Unit consist of two 20 bed units that provide inpatient psychiatric acute care. Responsibilities include providing timely evaluations, telephone, and electronic consultation to all medical staff. The ARNP is expected to participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, review medications, and make recommendations. The applicant is expected to have above-average computer skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking and decision-making capacity. The ARNP should be a self-starter, able to function independently, be a team player, and must be able to prioritize and function effectively in a high-volume program.
Work Schedule: This is a night shift position. Candidates preferring to work 8.0 or 8.5 hour evening or night tours with rotation or a 12.5 hour compressed work tour can discuss their preferences and available options at interview.