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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
ARLINGTON VA 22204
Category: Health Care Industry
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Job code: lhw-e0-86752627

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  Job posted:   Thu Mar 22, 2018
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person--and come from all fields.


We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As 'One Phoenix House' we believe in having fun along the way - embracing 'progress not perfection' as our journey continues.



RESPONSIBILITIES:



+ Are you a competent and compassionate psychiatric nurse? Do you possess a thorough knowledge of various treatment methods? Are you interested in helping your community and your career in caring for a diverse patient population in a community-based organization?




+ Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic seeks a motivated, competent, compassionate and qualified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our dynamic team of Nurse Practitioners in our Arlington, Virginia location. This is an exciting career opportunity in which the right candidate will be responsible for conducting assessments and evaluations of adolescent and adult clients, in residential and outpatient programs, and prescribing or recommending medication or other forms of treatment as clinically indicated.


REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:



+ Current Nurse Practitioner licensure (Virginia preferred)




+ Board certification as a PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)




+ ANCC certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner preferred


EXPERIENCE:



+ Minimum experience: one year providing high-quality health care to a diverse patient population, preferably within a community health center environment.




+ Experience providing psychiatric assessment/evaluations, and develop evaluation reports.




+ Previous experience facilitating group therapy/medication management to clients taking psychiatric medications.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:



+ Knowledge of theoretical and pharmacologic issues related to clinical treatment of common psychiatric disorders.




+ Occasional physical exertion --may be required to lift 20 or more pounds, walking, standing, etc. through course of the job. The work environment is that of a substance abuse treatment milieu which may include exposure to clients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases.




+ Strong computer skills, to include electronic health records.




+ Experience working in a substance abuse, psychiatric care setting or mental health/behavioral environment




+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills




+ Must be organized and able to prioritize duties and tasks


SCHEDULE



+ Full Time, Exempt;




+ Monday through Friday; 9:00am - 5:00pm




Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.



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Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.







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