Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry

Nurse Practitioner or Physician AssistantConsult Liaison/Inpatient Psychiatry hybrid role. Predominantly CL with call/weekend rounding expectations for Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. Possibly floating to other locations such as Muncy and Jersey Shore.In collaboration with the physician, provides care to new or established patients. Demonstrates autonomy through patient evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Orders testing as deemed necessary and remains proficient in interpreting results and prescribing appropriate medication and therapeutic regimen within the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner. These roles, undertaken in cooperation with nursing, staff physicians and other department staff, may include triage, telephone communication and patient education.Job DutiesJOB SUMMARY: Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Geisinger. Delivers care in outpatient setting with secondary responsibilities in consult and inpatient service as needed.xc2xa0xc2xa0Primary reporting is to Chiefxc2xa0of Advanced Practice, who reports up through the Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Director of Consult and Emergency and/or Director of Inpatient Unit based on assigned work area.xc2xa0 xc2xa0 xc2xa0 EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Graduate of a nurse practitioner program approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing or completion of CAAHEP xe2x80x93 approved program for physician assistants.xc2xa0 Eligible or certified by AANP, ANCC for NP.xc2xa0 Eligible or certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAxe2x80x99s and certified by State Board of Medicine. xc2xa0 NPS licensed by State Board of Nursing.xc2xa0 Mental health certification or willing to obtain within 2 years of hire.*PMHNP preferred.Experience in a professional psychiatric setting such as a psychiatric inpatient unit or psychiatric consultation or emergency service is preferred but not essential.xc2xa0 xc2xa0 EducationMaster’s Degree-Nurse Practitioner (Required)Certification(s) and License(s)Basic Life Support Certification – Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) – RN_State of Pennsylvania; Certified Nurse Practitioner – American Academy of Nurse PractitionersOur Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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