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Nurse Practitioner – Ambulatory – Psychiatry – Ochsner St. Bernard Parish Hospital

Ochsner Health System

This is a Contract position in Chalmette, LA posted July 15, 2021.

We’ve made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed – our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! This job works in a collaborative model that includes psychiatrists, residents, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and staff who care for outpatient psychiatry clinic patients. This job falls under the supervision of the Medical Director, additionally, there are collaborating physicians and approved supervising staff physicians. Together, the team works with a multidisciplinary group to provide high quality treatment for our patients. Ensures responsibility for the management of mental health and substance use conditions by obtaining patient history and performing assessments using interview, observation, and examination, formulating a diagnosis, developing and implementing treatment plans including prescribing medication, and coordinating with additional healthcare providers to provide outstanding care that promotes positive patient outcomes. This job may include telemedicine and/or in person psych consults in the Emergency Department and hospital units, and/or inpatient rotation coverage at River Place Behavioral Health Hospital. It may also include direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits when appropriate. This job participates in psychiatry staff meetings regularly and training and collaborates closely with a multidisciplinary team in maintaining a consistently high standard of care. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company’s discretion. Education Required – Graduate of an accredited masters or doctorate program specializing in psychiatric nurse practitioner Work Experience Required – Experience with ongoing clinical management of psychopharmacology Preferred – 3 years’ related working experience Certifications Required – Current License as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state of practice Current board certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) / Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification from the American Heart Association Current or eligible for Prescriptive Authority in the state of practice as outlined by the State Board of Nursing Current or eligible for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Registration/Licensure Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) * Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of required job information. * Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally. * Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) specific to role. * Strong interpersonal skills. * Working knowledge of Advanced Practice Provider policies and protocols at a department and campus/system level. * Reliable transportation including the ability to travel throughout and between facilities. * Competency documenting services using an electronic medical records system. * Ability and willingness to work flexible hours (weekends/holidays/nights/call). Job Duties * Utilizes the approved medical practices process in the delivery of all patient care. * Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned areas. * Completes initial consultations, formulates an initial diagnosis and treatment plan for individuals with mental health disorders; and provide psychopharmacology evaluations and treatments. * Provides clinical services including medication management in accordance with evidence-based practices. * Monitors changes of patients with persistent mental illness. * Initiates and completes all relevant documentation within organizational time frames. * Completes telemedicine psych consults for patients in the Emergency Department and hospital units. * Provides clinical services via direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits when appropriate. * Maintains an attitude of inquiry towards medical practices and patient care outcomes and may develop research methodology. * Provides education experiences to patient families, staff, and other health professionals. * Develops working relationship with physician and primary care providers. * Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style. * Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards. This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns. The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Medium Work – Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible. Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur. The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role. Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today! Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. EEO is the Law links in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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