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Advance Practitioner - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Company: RBHA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


Calling all Life Changers!
RBH is now offering sign-on bonus opportunities for qualifying professionals!
Richmond Behavioral Healthhas an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and professionial Advance Practitioner to join our CSU team!
If you want to be an instrument of change in behavioral health care, enjoy flexibility in your work schedule, know that you can make a positive impact on the overall health of those struggling with behavioral health issues and like to work as part of a team consider joining the progressive integrated treatment team at the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA). RBHA is seeking a Advance Practitioner with prescriptive authority to join our medical services team. As an RBHA team member you will lead the treatment team in our 16 bed residential crisis stabilization unit and provide outpatient management services to those in our outpatient services unit.
The selected individual will performcomplex advanced human support work in the care and treatment of patients in a public health program, performing patient assessments and evaluations, determining diagnoses, prescribing medications, ordering and interpreting lab results, providing education and counseling, making referrals, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the assigned program Director. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as needed.
Essential Functions
Provides client treatment; assesses clients; diagnoses disorders and health problems.
Establishes and modifies treatment plans including diagnosis; prescribes medication; monitors clients response to treatment including medication side effects and adverse reactions.
Orders and interprets lab results
Educates clients and other staff on health promotion, prevention and treatment recommendations.
Provides supportive counseling and non-pharmacological strategies to manage symptoms.
Reviews and documents direct and patient related services; prepares progress notes and evaluations; completes prior authorizations and paperwork as requested.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and other medical providers, families and community providers; communicates assessment information, treatment planning, interventions and crisis needs with Case Managers, clinicians, supervisors and stakeholders.
Promotes integration of care through consultation and collaboration with other health care providers
Functions as a member of select committees as assigned
Participates in administrative and clinical staff meetings as required.
Assist with medical and clinical policy development.
Initiates health promotion initiatives
Completes monthly reports as assigned
Functions as a change agent to identify and implement process improvement initiatives.
Participate in maintaining standards of care and implementation of evidence based processes in acute and non-acute settings.
Coordinates special projects as needed to support medical and psychiatric service provision.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of practical nursing techniques and the care and treatment of all types of clients; considerable knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, basic health and safety practices; skills in preparing and administering medications and general knowledge of proper dosage, effects and contradictions; skill in the operation of general and specialized equipment used in the area of assignment; ability to make astute observations of patients conditions and to report changes accurately; ability to understand, interpret, and relate oral and written instruction; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and family members, medical personnel, insurance providers, other employees and the general public.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience
Master's degree with coursework in psychiatric mental health nursing and/or the successful completion of a physician assistant program or surgical physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
Qualifying staff will be eligible for a $7,500 sign-on bonus as defined by the terms and conditions of the approved sign-on bonus policy.
Special Requirements
Board certification as a Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant, as well as, a Prescriptive Authority license, Drug Enforcement Administration registration and National Provider Identification.
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.



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About the Organization

Join the Fearless!

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond.

Our Mission:
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision:
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Our Values:
Equity / Innovation / Quality / Inclusion / Accessibility / Transparency / Compassion / Integrity

Creating Healthy Communities - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community. Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, and local and state grants.

Starting Salary Range

Salary will commensurate with experience.

EOE Statement

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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