General Statement of Duties:

The CSU Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides psychiatric care for residents of Arbor House, a crisis stabilization program that operates as a short-term, 7-bed intensive residential program staffed 24 hours a day and serving individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. The incumbent in this position provides a range of specialized medical diagnostic and treatment services, within his/her prescriptive authority, to Arbor House residents. Assures compliance with agency policy, client rights, HIPAA and confidentiality, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensure regulations, and Medicaid regulations as applicable. Hourly prescribers at Arbor House work under the administrative supervision of the Adult Behavioral Health Services Director and the clinical supervision of the Chief Psychiatrist (or other CSB psychiatrist).

Persons in this position are classified hourly under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

Performs psychiatric evaluations and assessments, diagnoses resident illnesses and carries out the necessary psychiatric treatment program;

Provides medical orders, treatment directions, and clinical supervision to Arbor House nursing staff;

May provide on-call coverage, for additional compensation, outside of CSB office hours:

Promptly documents services as required by State and Federal laws and Agency regulations and/or requirements;

Provides prescription and management of psychotropic medications in parameters of prescriptive authority;

Collaborates with staff psychiatrist(s) and Medical Director as consistent with applicable laws, regulations and medical supervision requirements, and as needed;

Provides consultation to clinical staff on psychiatric and medical issues;

Works in collaboration with other Arbor House staff, CSB case managers and other clinical staff               to coordinate services;

May assist in planning, developing, and implementing CSU programs and services;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with established policy and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of community mental health, intellectual development, and substance abuse concepts; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders in adults; ability to diagnose, treat, and give advice about the treatment of mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or substance use disorders; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated good judgment.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Incumbent must have a Masters of Science in Nursing, and have graduated from a school for nurse practitioners. He/she must show certification and/or licensure as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner and/or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and in Nursing. He/she must maintain current licensure and prescriptive authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia. At least two years of experience in a mental health, intellectual disability or substance use disorder treatment setting is preferred. Staff  member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office.