General/Family Nurse Practitioner

Priority Health HR

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH, US
Cleveland, OH
30+ days ago

A new  local behavioral health agency is seeking dynamic healthcare professionals interested in bringing psychiatric care to a new level our adult and children clients. 

Job Summary: Provides medical evaluation and services to inpatient and outpatients under the supervision of a physician in the behavioral health setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and documents physical examination and patients/clients medical history including gynecological exams.
  • Assesses and documents patients/clients and/or their families psychosocial issues.
  • Provides care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient.
  • Performs and/or orders diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/tests such as lab work, x-ray and ultrasound.
  • Performs various waived lab tests such as occult blood, wet mounts, KOH prep, urine pregnancy tests and other waived tests as may be appropriate and feasible.
  • Interprets laboratory and diagnostic test results.
  • Interprets subjective and objective date to formulate a diagnosis.
  • Formulates patient treatment plans within scope of practice.
  • Performs minor surgical procedures including minor laceration repair, removal of foreign bodies (except bullets), etc.
  • Implements therapeutic interventions when appropriate within scope of practice.
  • Provides education/counseling for patients/clients and their families on preventive healthcare.
  • Orders, prescribes, dispenses and administers drugs and medical devices within scope of practice (See individual state laws).
  • Knowledgeable of psychotropic drugs and their correct administration based on the age of the patient/client and their clinical condition.
  • Possesses theoretical knowledge of psychopathology, current psychotherapies and intervention techniques.
  • Participates in weekly treatment planning for each patient/client, works cooperatively as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Always defers to the supervising physician with difficult cases or when a case is out of the scope of practice.
  • All documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Dictates history and physicals, documents progress notes and service tickets.
  • Performs routine ambulatory care type medical treatment for patients/clients and provides same care for staff with Workman’s Compensation type injuries within approved hospital program and policies.
  • Initiates initial seclusion/restraint orders.
  • Performs all aspects of patient/client care in an environment that optimizes patient/client safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Understands community and consumer cultural, social and economic beliefs, values and service needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to supervising physician, nurses and facility staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with the healthcare staff and departments to the facility.
  • Treats patients/clients and families with respect and dignity; provides emotional support.
  • Provides a safe environment for patients/clients and staff, including being aware of and documenting unusual incidents.
  • Knowledgeable of facility and community resources.
  • Collaborates with medical staff and community-based agencies regarding evaluation, recommendation and referral disposition as needed.
  • Follows facilities policies and procedures.
  • Completes other duties as necessary and assigned by the Medical Director and/or Chief Executive Officer.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Keeps current with advances in the medical field through continuing education, seminars/conferences, professional societies and journals, etc.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • BSN, MSN; Ohio Nursing and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Licensure; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a behavioral health setting preferred.
  • Licensed in the state of Ohio.
  • Registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) if applicable.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Current liability coverage.
  • Must complete 100 hours of CME every two (2) years and take recertification exam every six (6) years.
  • Must be supervised by a physician.
  • Scope of practice is related directly to the NP’s supervising physician and individual state laws.
  • Ability to convey relevant clinical information in an accurate concise manner.
  • Aptitude for working with children and adolescents with mental illness.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift


  • Psych; general pediatrics: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Great Compensation & Advancement Opportunity!

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