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Professional Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry) - Psychiatry

Company: UT Health San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Professional Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry)Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in child and adolescent psychiatry providing telemedicine services and/or in-person services in collaboration with physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Is responsible for providing high quality, efficient, team-based medical care and treatments for patients in TCHATT (Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine). TCHATT is an initiative of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address child and adolescent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in the state of Texas.

Job Summary:

Serves as an advanced practice nurse practitioner providing psychiatric care in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team to school-aged students in the outpatient setting.

Job Duties:

* Provides specialty medical care in a clinical setting under the supervision of licensed physicians working through physician approved protocols.
* Secures and evaluates medical and behavioral health and developmental history of the patient and provides health maintenance and anticipatory guidance.
* Evaluates patients in a clinic.
* Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care; documents all patient/provider communication and interventions.
* Performs basic physical assessment using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, and percussion.
* Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings obtained by history, physical screening, behavioral assessments, and in collaboration with the designated physician, implements an appropriate management plan.
* Executes physician's orders such treatments, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as prescribed in accordance with legal, ethical, and institutional standards.
* Assures quality assurance standards are met by following all guidelines of physicians, and clinic.
* Performs administrative tasks as assigned.
* Performs other duties as assigned.


Master of Science in Nursing and Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is required.


No experience is required.

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

State licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and national certification to practice as nurse practitioner from agency approved by Texas Board of Nursing is required.

Additional Information

Keywords: UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio , Professional Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry) - Psychiatry, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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