Nurse Practitioner Behavioral Health
Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Posted on: August 19, 2019
How You'll Make a Difference:
Provides complex care coordination and advanced care to patients
with complex, acute, critical and/or chronic health conditions,
typically with multiple disease states, in collaboration with or
under the clinical supervision of a physician. Provides diagnostic,
therapeutic, and preventive health care services for patients.
Responsible for the patient evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis,
and prescribing of appropriate medical and therapeutic measures.
This job is based in an outpatient clinic, hospital-based
outpatient department and inpatient hospital setting.
Evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages acute, critical and
chronic patients within an outpatient clinic, hospital-based
outpatient department, and inpatient hospital setting.
Obtains medical histories, conducts physical examinations and
assesses and determines differential diagnosis.
Interprets and evaluates patient data for the purpose of
determining management and treatment of patients. Consults with
physician as appropriate. Adjusts patient care plan by reviewing
and monitoring treatments and therapy plans.
Coordinates specialty care program for specific patient population
in one or more of the following areas: mental health, and/or
substance abuse/dependence, and eating disorders. Maintains patient
schedule; assesses, diagnoses, treats, orders and prescribes based
on patient needs.
Assists with complex inpatient procedures in area of clinical
Prescribes, recommends and regulates pharmacologic and
non-pharmacologic therapies across multiple care settings,
including controlled medications that are warranted by patient's
diagnosis or changing medical condition.
Provides complex care coordination, which includes managing a
variety of ancillary services, laboratory findings, discharge
planning, provider referrals and medical devices as needed.
Orders, performs, and interprets procedures and diagnostic tests or
studies, in the field of clinical specialty trained and determined
competent by a physician, to manage simple conditions such as those
produced by infection or trauma, as well as to assist in the
management of more complex illness and injury. Examples include:
injections, immunizations, suturing, wound care, screening for
medical problems with point of care testing.
Counsels, instructs and educates patients on physical and mental
health including: diet, preventive health measures, health
behaviors, self-care skills, disease, treatment options, and normal
growth and development.
Prepares, dictates and signs patient care plans and summaries of
patient care. Maintains records according to established standards
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team
member practices, and
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license issued by the state of
Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification issued by the American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), or
Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) certification issued by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and
Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)
certification issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification
issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained
within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not
Master's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 2 years of experience in providing and
coordinating care for patients with acute, critical and chronic
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Maintains practice within both an outpatient clinic and inpatient
hospital setting performing complex care coordination and advanced
care to patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health
conditions.Demonstrated high level of clinical proficiency, and
excellent decision-making skills.Demonstrated ability to work
independently and as an effective member of a health care
team.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to
effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with
others.Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize
Monday through Friday
2414 Kohler Memorial Dr
At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our
patients-we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you
work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team
that's as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you'll find
limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement,
competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more
than that, you have the opportunity to change lives-including your
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our
differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels
included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve,
when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work
every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for
everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work
environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment
drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our
locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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