The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing psychiatric and behavioral health care services to patients ranging in age from 18 to geriatrics. The NP will evaluate complex health histories and provide examinations, diagnose and treat from acute to chronic conditions of the patients otherwise performed by a physician. In addition, interprets laboratory results and X-rays, prescribe and manage medications and other therapies, provide health teaching and counseling to support healthy lifestyle behaviors, prevent illness and refer patients to other professionals as needed. The NP provides high-quality, cost –effective and individualized care for the patients, families and communities.
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner reports directly to the Medical Director and is responsible to act in accordance with the policies established by the Executive committees of Medical Staff, the Chief Clinical Officer, and with the Arizona State Board of Nurse Examiners and existing state laws.
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