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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

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Ashleigh Caplan
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Warm Springs, Mt
Category:Medical / Health
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Seeking an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. Apply today!

Montana State Hospital provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults with serious mental illness. Services include evaluation and assessment; medication management; individual and group therapy; psycho-educational programs; rehabilitation and vocational services; chemical dependency treatment; and peer support. The hospital serves both forensic and civilly committed patients, and is comprised of five different units with approximately 35 patients in each. The admitting unit receives about 50% of all admissions and is staffed by two psychiatrists and one psychiatric APRN.

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse
Warm Springs, Montana
In this crucial role, you will not only provide direct patient care, but also collaborate as a provider and treatment team member in the provision of unit/hospital-specific treatment for psychiatric patients. In providing direct patient care, you will evaluate patients to identify psychiatric problems and functional deficits, after which, you will plan/prescribe patient treatment and medication administration and management. As a unit-treatment team member, you will assess patient needs for commitment and recommitment under Montana law, and direct the treatment team in the development of discharge plans, assess discharge readiness of patients, and aftercare needs. As part of the hospital’s treatment team, you will consult and collaborate with the nursing staff on progress or problems of individual patients, and promote professional development that meets current standards of facility licensure and accreditation.
To qualify, you should hold a Master’s degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse and possess two years of experience providing psychiatric patient care. New grads without experience will be considered, however. Candidates should also hold ANCC certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. State licensure as an APN with prescriptive authority and an assigned DEA number are required.
Working with our client, you’ll be rewarded with an excellent compensation package that includes salary and benefits, with additional compensation for on-call services. You’ll receive health insurance, a retirement plan, paid professional liability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Most of all, you’ll thrive in a collaborative environment where partners are willing to consult on difficult cases, and are available to review medication and treatment options, and accept patient transfers.
Warm Springs, Montana, offers a quality, relaxed lifestyle with its scenic beauty and an abundance of outdoor recreational sports and activities. Residents also enjoy close proximity to Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Missoula, Helena, Bozeman and Butte, where shopping and entertainment abound.
Do what you love (and love what you do)! Send your resume and letter of interest for immediate consideration. Please be sure to specify “Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse – 36534” in the subject line.
Montana State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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