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Company: American Health Partners
Location: Clarksville, TN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


The purpose of this position is to provide medically necessary psychiatric services and treatments to adult and geriatric psychiatric patients in both an acute care (75-90%) and outpatient/long-term setting (10-25%) Under the direct collaborating Psychiatrist in accordance with regulations, the NP provides psychiatric management of patients in coordination with attending Physicians, Nursing and Facility Staff, while also providing clinical support and communication to residents, families, the interdisciplinary team, and behavioral health center's administration

Description of Required Duties and Tasks:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Provides psychiatric evaluation, care and treatment to patients
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations and case management within prescribed guidelines and instructions of attending physicians utilizing approved protocols
  • Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and behavioral health needs
  • Responsible to ensure documentation is complete and timely for resident management/continuity of care and billing purposes. Documentation of medical necessity for purposes of billing visits
  • Responsible to ensure communication of billing information to the billing service
  • Ensures that prescriptive authority and order writing are performed in accordance with applicable laws and standards
  • Develops understanding of facility programs and policies/procedures/guidelines
  • Communicates with interdisciplinary team and Director of Nursing as well as medical staff to ensure continuity of care delivery
  • Monitors quality indicators, identifies areas of opportunity and seeks solutions to enhance care and outcomes; and
  • No outstanding barriers to being credentialed with major insurance companies for reimbursement.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Required Skills:

  • Advocates for the patient
  • Performs exams as relates to change in condition;
  • Performs exams as relates to psychotropic medication review and changes;
  • Performs exams pursuant to collaboration with resident's Psychiatrist to manage patient's psychiatric care;
  • Provides clinical monitoring during course of treatment;
  • Completes review of Psychiatrist and NP orders for medical necessity, supporting diagnosis, pharmacological contraindications, and generic vs. trade or OTC;
  • Participates in psychotropic medical management and behavior management process;
  • Maintains prescriptive authority;
  • Provides clinical monitoring;
  • Provides ongoing clinical management;
  • Ensures documentation is complete, and meets medical necessity and billing guidelines;
  • Participates in the survey process;
  • Understands facility clinical systems and processes;
  • Must maintain active licensure status and current continuing education credits as required by law;

Performs other duties as assigned including education and quality management support


Licenses & Certifications
  • PMHN Psych/Mental Health
  • APRN Advanced Practice RN

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