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Psychaitric Nurse Practitioner in Tampa at SUNSPIRE HEALTH

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tampa
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/6/2018

Job Description

General Purpose of Position:
Provides psychiatric services to assigned patients. Provides quality patient care in a supportive and empathetic manner to ensure a safe environment. Comfortable with ages served per program needs.
Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


  • Completes a Psychiatric Evaluation on all assigned patients within 72 hours of admission (including submitting dictation / documentation).

  • Evaluate patients’ clinical and medical appropriateness for transfer and /or discharge

  • Completes psychiatric assessment and mental status assessments of patients as requested.

  • Documents all meetings with patients in process notes within 24 hours of meeting. Completes all documentation, maintaining compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures.

  • Consults with patients in support and interpretation of the treatment plan and treatment team decisions.

  • Prescribe medication appropriate to the patient within the policies and practices of the Company. Works with the treatment team to minimize the use of psychotropic medication with a focus on removing patients from controlled or addictive medication if clinically appropriate.

  • Reviews all non-psychiatric medical orders and prescriptions and consults with prescribers as required.

  • Communicate risks, benefits and side effects of psychiatric medication to patients and documents such education in the progress notes.

  • Attends treatment team meetings and provides consultation regarding medications and psychiatric issues.

  • Determines a psychiatric diagnosis per DSM-V or subsequent publication and documents the diagnosis in the patient’s medical record within 24 hours of admission. Clarifies diagnosis on an on-going basis, specifically addressing rule outs and other diagnosis in treatment team meetings.

  • Takes call Monday through Friday for psychiatric issues involving assigned patients. Takes weekend call for all patients in accordance with the current call schedule.

  • May provide emergency psychiatric consultation by telephone seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day, except during periods of scheduled time off. Responds to calls promptly and appropriately.

  • May complete insurance appeal letters in coordination with Patient Finance.

  • May conduct Doc-to-Doc reviews with insurance representatives in accordance with the insurance company’s timeline requirements.

  • Works with Medical Records on “Return to Work” forms and letters, disability forms and letters and FMLA paperwork for assigned patients



We are a Drug Free Company.  All positions are designated as “Safety Sensitive” positions and in light of our company mission the Company does not employ medical marijuana cardholders. Following an offer of employment, and prior to reporting to work, all applicants will be required to submit to and pass a substance abuse screen.

Job Requirements

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:


  • Graduation from an approved Nurse Practitioner Program.

  • Licensed with the Florida Board of Nursing

  • Must have a DEA number.

  • CPR and CPI certified.

  • Three years experience in chemical dependency or eating disorders preferred.

  • Two years experience with patient population served required.

  • Meets active staff credentialing.

  • Ability to use telephones extensively; ability to relay clear written messages; ability to use computer keyboard and calculator extensively.

  • Ability to effectively read, write and process information; ability to input/retrieve information to/from computer and files.

  • Ability to converse with others to give, take and process information in English; extensive use of telephone. Ability to hear alarms and pages.

  • Ability to converse in English with others to give, take and process information; extensive use of telephone. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, multi-task, coordinate projects and record/transcribe general and specific meeting minutes. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Communicate with other staff to relay concerns and observations involving patient safety.

  • Occasional/limited exposure to: Infection and to the risk of bloodborne diseases; hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes; unpleasant patient or departmental elements; to potentially violent/aggressive patients/staff/visitors, critical incidents, and/or sentinel events. Occasionally needed to work irregular hours or additional hours.

  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.

  • Ability to effectively listen, process received information, and express ideas both orally and in writing in English.

  • Ability to initiate action, take personal responsibility, suggest improvements, and solve problems within scope of job without being asked

  • Ability to understand and comply with government, regulatory, and company rules.

  • Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information.

  • Ability to get assigned work done in an acceptable manner, in the time allotted, with minimal prompting or reminders

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