• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Inpatient)

    Job ID
    2018-2597
    # of Openings
    1
    Hospital/Program
    Washington Hospital Center - MedStar
    Position Category
    Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants
  • Overview

    Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare is the manager of behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

     

    This position is responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients within the scope of services allowed under the District of Columbia Board of Nursing and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Psychiatric Committee and Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) Medical Staff By-Laws. This includes performing psychiatric evaluations on patients, in collaboration with a supervising psychiatrist and a treatment team, prescribing medications, providing clinical assessments and diagnosis in accordance with DC law and MWHC Medical Staff By-Laws and other duties as assigned.  

     

    Requirements/Qualifications

    Candidates must have a Master's, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from a Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).  Eligible for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

     

    Also, he/she should have a minimum of 3-4 years of nursing experience and at least 1 year as an Advanced Practice Provider, preferably in an Inpatient psychiatric setting.  Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and display proficient oral/written communication skills.  

     

    EOE

    Hospital/Program Description

    For more than a half a century, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has set the highest standard for health care—and reached and surpassed it year after year.

     

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed academic medical center in the center of the nation’s capital—and every day, hundreds of people in the region depend on us for their care. In 2013 alone, the hospital opened its door for nearly 500,000 inpatient and outpatient visits by residents from throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

     

    We are the busiest and largest hospital in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area—and serve as referral center and the central hub for the region’s most advanced acute medical care.

     

    But we are much more. Our primary and secondary health services help our community’s residents get and stay healthy, and help to improve patients’ quality of life by managing chronic illness.

     

    Our inpatient services, education and research programs, outpatient care and community outreach initiatives are all aimed at meeting today’s health care needs—and at leading the way to meet the future health needs of the nation.

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