Nurse Practitioner - NP - Behavioral Health

The Clinical Nurse Specialist/ NP will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physicians' orders, Joint Commission, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The RN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.
Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each patient's medical status upon admission and throughout the patient's course of treatment.
Assist in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned patient.
Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines described.
Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Oversee care delivered by Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.
Attend and participate in clinical team conferences regarding patient progress, problems and needs.
Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
Bachelor's degree in nursing required
Masters degree in Nursing (or within 6 months of graduation) required
Current registration with the Advance Practice Registry of the State of Colorado as a Nurse Practitioner
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
Certification or eligibility for Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Nurse Practitioner in family, adult or acute care
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
Organization: West Pines Behavioral Health, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: EWP-Drug Clinic
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17009152

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