Carolinas Healthcare System Nurse Practitioner - Outpatient Behavioral Health (New Hanover Medical Group Myrtle Grove Offic in Wilmington, North Carolina

Nurse Practitioner - Outpatient Behavioral Health (New Hanover Medical Group Myrtle Grove Offic

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Date: May 16, 2018

Location: Wilmington, NC, US

Company: Carolinas HealthCare System

Job Req ID: 160445

Position Number: 00163033

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: Psychiatric Services

Location: NCHA - OP Behavioral Health

Location Details:

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Job Summary

New Hanover Medical Group Myrtle Grove Office in Wilmington, NC is actively seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join their team. The Nurse Practitioner will function in a primary care setting as a member of the outpatient behavioral health collaborative care team.

Essential Functions

  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments

  • Prescribe medications following the clinic’s policy, formulary and relevant regulations of the State

  • Perform patient histories and physicals, risk factor assessment, ordering of therapeutic and diagnostic tests; and attend to consultations and appointments

  • Determines treatment plan for patient

  • Orders and interprets diagnostic testing

  • Consult with physicians on cases that are beyond the scope of qualification of PMHNP

  • Records findings of examinations, assessments and plan of care

  • Formulate, execute and review healthcare education delivered to patients and families for diseases prevention

  • Ensure smooth communication with other health professionals for effective delivering of clinic service to patients

  • Provide consultation to the clinic’s nursing and medical staff for improvement in their work performance, which enhances overall quality service delivery of the clinic

  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record

  • Acts as a patient advocate for the population served

  • Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Masters Degree or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required

  • License to practice as a Registered Nurse required

  • PMHNP-BC required

  • 3 years of experience preferred

Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state one works

  • Must have or be eligible for a DEA license

  • Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing required

  • BLS for Healthcare Provider from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice

Physical Requirements

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English fluently and in understandable terms. Must possess intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and finger dexterity. Must have the ability to react and perform in stressful situations.

At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer