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Psychiatric APRN - COMCARE

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $84,934.00 annually 

Work Schedule: M -F, 8a - 5p and call duties 

 

Clinical position working under established protocols to provide highly skilled care to mental health consumers by formulating diagnostic impressions, providing ongoing care of established patients and providing medication when appropriate.

 

Assessment and Treatment of patients with mental disorders to include diagnosis and medication management.

  • Conducts medication evaluations.
  • Conducts medication review follow-ups.
  • Determines and/or verifies the patients’ mental health diagnosis.
  • Prescribes psychotropic medications to patients if needed.
  • Makes referrals to other COMCARE mental health services if warranted.
  • Orders and reviews lab tests and follows up on any abnormal results.
  • Monitors pertinent vital signs.
  • Participates in an “on call” rotation.

 

Completes Documentation of pertinent activities in a timely and thorough manner.

  • Completes a medication evaluation note or a medication review follow up note for every patient seen.
  • Completes the documentation within the agency standard of forty-eight hours from the date seen.
  • Completes letters and other reports related to patient care as needed.
  • Documents any medications prescribed or dispensed to patients.
  • Documents the outcomes for patients of medications prescribed including side effects or benefits.

 

Overall Job Performance.

  • Adheres to COMCARE/Sedgwick County Organizational Policies, Code of Conduct and County Values.
  • Meets medical staff productivity standards.
  • Demonstrates dependability through appropriate use of leave time and showing up to work on time.
  • Maintains knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and treatment.
  • Maintains appropriate licensure.
  • Demonstrates good communication and collaboration with other mental health and medical providers.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Masters of Science in Nursing Degree from an accredited College or University with an emphasis in Psychiatric/Mental Health. Five years or more nursing experience. Current license to practice as a Registered nurse in the State of Kansas. Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Five years or more nursing experience with significant experience working with the SPMI/SED population in a clinical setting coordinating psychopharmacological treatment, providing direct clinical services or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies. Current license to practice as a Registered nurse in the State of Kansas. Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, CNS in Psychiatric/Mental Health by the State Board of Nursing, Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Association desired.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita