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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (WEEKLY PAY w/Benefits - Long Term Contract)

Newport News, VA 23601

Industry: HC - Healthcare Job Number: 1632

Job Description

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (WEEKLY PAY w/Benefits - Long Term Contract)

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Pay Rate - $75.00-$95.00 per hour

Seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to assist with locum coverage.  Candidates must have experience working with acute adult inpatient populations.  Details for the assignment are provided below:


·          Available to start immediately (pending credentialing)

·          3 -6 month assignment with the potential to extend if the position remains unfilled

·          Full-time, 40 hours a week with assigned office hours of Monday to Friday from 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm, with a 1 hour lunch break

·          No overtime required

·          Once per month participate in Lunch Coverage Calls, between 12: 00 pm -1: 00 pm

·        No weekends, no holidays, no on-call duty 



·          Experience working with  adult admission or geriatric admission and chronic geriatric  inpatient populations is required

·          Experience conducting comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and forensic evaluations for competency restoration is required

·          Comfortable working on an admissions  work up and  potential  rapid turnover

·          Ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary treatment team

·          BLS Healthcare Provider certification is required


Wiliamsburg, Virginia  Inpatient Adult Population

Position Details:

·          Acute, adult, inpatient wards (male & female)

·          Forensic, NGRI, Civil, Jail Transfer, and Geriatric populations

·          Short and Long-term length of stay

·          Caseload varies by ward Admissions unit: 10 patients per provider / Geriatric (long-term) unit: 40 patients per provider / NGRI Unit: 30-40 patients per provider

·          Admissions/Discharges

o     Admission unit: 5-10 per week

o     Geriatric (long-term) unit:   4  per month

·          PCP coverage provided

·          Full complement of interdisciplinary team members

·         Weekly Notes for New Admissions and Monthly Notes for patiens over 60 days following admissions


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·          Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations.  Ensure medical history, mental status, and physical examinations are completed according to policy, TJC and CMS standards and other regulatory agencies.

·          Follow treatment protocols for competency restoration to ensure rapid turnaround of pretrial forensic patients.

·          Attend judicial hearings on campus, appropriate to the assigned patient population.

·          Lead Treatment Planning Conferences and provide effective leadership in developing and maintaining the therapeutic process between physicians, nursing staff, psychologists, social workers, rehab staff and patients.

·          Complete required documentation in a timely manner. Failure to complete documentation in a timely manner may result in withholding time card approvals and/or cancellation of contract.


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