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Nurse Practitioner - Geriatric Psychiatry

Company: Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics.
Location: Nashville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner - Geriatric Psychiatry This outpatient mental health nurse practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team in geriatric mental health in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine and The Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Clinic. This role will blend outpatient clinical management of older adults with mental health problems with research focused on the management of older adults with depressive disorders and memory disorders. Responsibilities will include working with patients in outpatient clinics and also with participants in research studies. In the clinic setting, the NP may be required to perform some coordination between inpatient care discharges and outpatient follow up. In research studies, the NP will be asked to conduct medical and psychiatric evaluations, follow-up assessments, and study evaluations. The NP may also be asked to help coordinate transitions from research back to clinical care. The outpatient mental health NP has a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and education, has a responsibility for ensuring adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and protocols, and ensures an environment of high quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. Training in research procedures and the responsible conduct of research will be provided. Department Summary: The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses. Outpatient services include the Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (VAPOC), the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (CAPOC), and several school-based programs. We provide services in the following clinical areas: View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day: Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research. Our Nursing Philosophy: We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being. Basic Qualifications: This position requires a Master's degree in Nursing and board certification as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Prior experience with or interest in working with older adults is preferred. License Required: Current Tennessee RN license and TN APN certificate with certificate of fitness to prescribe. Must be eligible for DEA license. Additional Information: This is a full-time position; primary duties are Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM, with the possibility of on-call duty in rotation with other staff. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt's adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals as among the nation's best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t ... Show more

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