Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Under the direction of the FCHC Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the PNP shall serve as a team member in the provision of behavioral health services in accordance with the member’s individual service plan under the State of Ohio Nursing Board guidelines. The PNP will assume medical decision-making responsibilities in the assessment and management of member’s behavioral health disorders and the medications deemed appropriate in the treatment of such disorders. Must have a current license as PNP by the Ohio Board of Nursing. License must be in good standing.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Works collaboratively with the Medical Director to assure optimal care to all behavioral health members while assuring cost effective use of all treatments including medications.
Conducts psychiatric evaluations, prescribes and monitors medications, as appropriate.
Provides consultation and education to all members, family member, and staff on medication regimes and side effects.
Works collaboratively with FCHC primary care providers to assure prescriptions are not duplicated, appropriate lab tests are ordered and screened with follow up.
Adheres to the practice standards of the local community and State of Ohio Nursing Board regulations and policies related to the treatment of persons suffering from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Participates in psychiatric team meetings, and other clinical meetings, as appropriate to maximize the recovery of all members.
Effectively meets member needs, utilizing available resources while assuring member is maintained in the least restrictive environment possible.
Provides education to members, their families, and to staff members related to medication, mental health diagnosis and medical conditions.
Adheres to guidelines related to pharmacy practices.
Obtains Prior Authorizations for restricted proprietary or non-formulary medications and approval for procedures such as ECT, neurological or psychological testing, or placement through the FCHC CMO.
Responsible for meeting encounter requirements, as specified.
Records and documents member information in a quality and timely manner.
Provides all members with appropriate referrals to other community agencies as needed or requested.
Follows professional and ethical practices when working with members, member records, families and community personnel.
Maintains confidentiality of member/family information.
Works effectively with all members and families to promote a milieu of trust while providing excellent customer service within a ‘recovery model’ of care.
Licensed as a PNP by the Ohio Board of Nursing and licensed to practice as a nurse.
Licensed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Must be a practitioner in good standing with the agency with practice and privileges consistent with clinical qualifications.
Must have knowledge of the special needs of SMI, brain injured, geriatric, and substance abuse populations.
Experience working within a managed care system preferred
Experience working in community based or rural health setting preferred.
Competent computer skills using MS Office products, Word, Excel, Access and EHR.
CPR certified. First Aide certified, if appropriate.
Fairfield Community Health Center's (FCHC) goal is high quality, better care for our patients. We have been recognized as a level 3 (the highest rating) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee on Quality Assurance for all of our family practice offices. PCMH means that we offer a team approach with the patient being the most important member of the team. FCHC offers improve...d access to care with extended hours, as well as same and next day appointments. We work with specialists and hospitals to coordinate care to be sure that the entire healthcare team is working together to assure the best possible health for our patients.