Nurse Practitioner-Contract SMHC

  • South Portland, ME
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Per Diem - Flexible (As Needed)
  • Advanced Professional Provider
  • Psychiatry
  • Req #: 135256-80279
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Summary

  • Position Summary
    • Under the direction of a physician or the Medical Director, the nurse practitioner provides primary medical care for hospitalized, partially hospitalized and outpatients. The nurse practitioner will provide face to face psychiatric evaluations, medication management and health care to patients. The nurse practitioner will co-manage their case loads with the physicians. The position all includes developing and recording a plan for effective and timely treatment for patients.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Master’s degree with an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice, and additional medical training
    • 2+ year of patient care in a community mental health center or hospital is preferred
    • Advanced skill and knowledge in conducting psychiatric evaluations and treating patients
    • Current and valid license as a Nurse Practitioner by the Maine State Board of Nursing and qualified to do psychiatric evaluations and medication management
    • Specific credentialing criteria needed if working in the hospital as defined by Medical Staff By-Laws

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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