NP, Behavioral Health Consult Team, Cecil Campus

Job Requisition #: JR57722

End Date: 8/4/2022

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is hiring for a Nurse Practitioner to work on our psychiatric consult liaison service at our Cecil Campus in Elkton, MD. The qualified candidate would be a part of the care team for patients on the acute medical units providing consultation for psychiatric and addiction needs. The hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.  The selected candidate will enhance the quality of patient care within the Behavioral Health service through the provision of consultative interventions in partnership with the treatment team. Patients are referred to the consult liaison service by the hospitalist teams when a significant behavioral health need is identified. The role of the consult liaison provider is to provider care to the patient as well as to provide support and education to the treatment team.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychiatric direct patient care as directed by the Chair of Psychiatry and supervising psychiatrist at the Cecil Campus.
  • Performs thorough and accurate psychiatric assessments on patients requiring psychiatric consultation in the general hospital. 
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patient population including the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify diagnoses and to provide the appropriate treatment.
  • Performs case management services including coordination with medical staff, nursing staff and outside providers, formulates the treatment plan along with the clinical team.
  • Documents in a timely, accurate and concise manner, using proper terminology, on department and CCHS forms, adheres to established guidelines.
  • Collaborates with the attending Psychiatrist evaluating treatment outcome.
  • Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge base to provide education to patients and their families.
  • Documents in a timely, accurate and concise manner, using proper terminology, on department and CCHS forms, adheres to established guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively with third party payors, Managed Care companies or other contracted concerns to insure that quality patient care is maintained and managed with effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities for the department, actively seeking to promote optimum patient care through participation in designated activities for improved performance, outcome measures and patient satisfaction.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing.
  • Licensure or license eligible for State of Maryland
  • Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner required
  • Minimum of (3) three years' experience working in a behavioral health setting preferred. 

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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