NOTE:

THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OPPORTUNITY.  THE SELECTED INDIVIDUAL WILL CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH DODGE COUNTY FOR THE DELIVERY OF THE FOLLOWING SERVICES.

THOUGH THIS POSITION WILL PROVIDE SERVICES TO SOME OF THE PROGRAMMING DEPLOYED BY JUSTICEPOINT IN DODGE COUNTY, the person contracted to provide these services will noT BE AFFILIATED WITH, supervised BY, OR guided BY JUSTICEPOINT.

 

Staff Prescriber - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 OVERALL PURPOSE/SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Division Manager and the direct supervision of the Medical Director, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a prescriber actively involved as a provider of patient care and in the coordination of patient care in order to ensure the smooth progression of the patient’s medical evaluation and treatment. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides psychiatric evaluations and assessments, including assessment of symptoms, side effects of medications, compliance with medications, vital signs, and other conditions or health needs.
  2. Prescribes, administers and/or dispenses medications; plans and implements individual client medication schedules; and provides counseling surrounding use of medications or other health issues.
  3. Performs or oversees the review of laboratory reports, imaging studies, consultations, etc. to make certain appropriate action is taken when needed.
  4. Provides crisis intervention services as needed.
  5. Provides interventions for family members and significant supports of persons receiving/needing treatment.
  6. Refers clients to appropriate agency staff or other agencies for evaluation and additional services, if indicated.
  7. Monitors client's progress on an ongoing basis, including symptoms or side effects of prescribed medications.
  8. Reviews, evaluates and formulates treatment plans for clients’ mental health and/or substance use issues based on evaluations, diagnoses, and agency guidelines.
  9. Frequently works as part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other MH/AODA professionals to provide a comprehensive array of MH/AODA services to clients.
  10. Advocates on behalf of clients to assure client needs are met appropriately and in a timely fashion, through meeting with service providers/administration to explain client needs and to facilitate service delivery.
  11. Provides consultative and supervisory services to other agency staff on a regular or as-needed basis.
  12. Provides medication groups as determined by program needs and treatment planning.
  13. Integrates general health concerns into treatment plan and coordinates care with medical physicians as needed.
  14. Gathers/provides information for program evaluation and planning.
  15. Regular attendance and punctuality required.
  16. Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains current, working knowledge of treatment approaches, medications, and other relevant issues that pertain to the provision of psychiatric and medical care in this setting.
  • Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements.
  • Courteous, honest, and professional at all times.
  • Efficient, organized, and accurate.
  • Able to work with multi-problem clients and their families.
  • Able to interact effectively and cooperatively with various disciplines, community agencies, and service providers.
  • Meets requirements of the Dodge County Driver Qualification Program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in nursing or a related health field from a college or university that obtained accreditation by a regional accreditation agency approved by the Board of Education in the state where the institution is located, or from a program that has received programmatic accreditation by the nationally recognized advanced nursing practice accrediting agencies. Nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner.  Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry in the State of Wisconsin, and warrants and represents that he/she is sufficiently experienced and competent to perform all principal duties and responsibilities listed above. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Moderate potential for work in adverse interpersonal situations, such as with aggressive or violent patients. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.