Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-Inpatient Psychiatry

MaineHealth | Portland, ME

Posted Date 8/20/2018
Description Portland, ME

The Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our psychiatric inpatient team in a variety of settings. We are seeking a flexible clinician that would work with our Consultation and Liaison Service, our multidisciplinary neuropsychiatry Adult-Geriatric Inpatient Service, and our Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) located adjacent to the Emergency Department. The PA/NP is responsible for ensuring that our psychiatric inpatients receive safe, effective, evidence based care for their medical problems. Some responsibilities will include:

* Performing initial and follow-up psychiatric evaluations for patients admitted to the medical/surgical hospital or in the APU.

* Helping to manage substance use disorders and withdrawal.

* Performing an admission medication reconciliation.

* Writing admission orders.

* Performing admission physical examinations.

* Reviewing laboratory and ancillary studies.

* Coordinating care with the attending psychiatrists, primary care and specialty providers.

* Evaluate and manage any new medical problems that arise for patients on the inpatient unit (with assistance from consulting medical/surgical providers).

Schedule: Sunday – Thursday; 2:00PM – 10:00PM

Benefits include:

* Relocation Assistance

* Generous Time Off

* Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

* Pet Insurance

* ID Theft Protection

* Retirement Plan

* Employee Discount Program

* Career growth opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

* Successful completion of accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.

* Current license issued by the State of Maine or eligible for licensure.

* Current BLS certification.

* Prior Psychiatric experience is desirable, but not mandatory.

Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Industry
Healthcare | Nursing

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