The Behavioral Health Services (MHU) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner shall assist and supplement the Psychiatric Staff Physician in the delivery of mental health care within the Adult and Child/Adolescent Units. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner can assess, diagnose and treat patients presenting to the Unit in accordance with predetermined protocols. The primary responsibility will be providing care to the adult seriously ill patients as deemend appropriate according to the patient and staffing needs. Patient population of psychiatric patient young adult to geriatrics.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.