Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatry at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/15/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Physician Services
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Texas

Job Description


Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatric and Mental Health AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time – Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Central Texas’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork

Assessment of patient health status through physical exam reviews patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures, and review labs and other critical data.

Determines patient and family needs during initial assessment, provides services in accordance with hospital and clinic health services policies.

Consults with supervising physician when needed regarding treatment plan

Recognizes and identifies life threatening situations, responding with immediate action according to protocol

Reviews all lab tests and consults with supervising physician on abnormalities

Assures that adequate patient records are maintained and reviewed by supervising physician

When applicable, follows hospital/clinic protocol and physician orders regarding use of restraints

Utilizes referral services when needed

Identifies the need of the patient and discusses plan of care with patient and/or family


What You Will Need:

Nurse Practitioner - the PMHNP is certified in Psychiatric Mental Health nursing practice by post-basic education, training, and experience in accordance with Texas statutes.  The PMHNP practices with signed protocols submitted to the State Board of Nursing.

American Heart Association certifications: BLS

Successfully completed undergraduate and Master’s level-nursing programs from an accredited school of nursing and passed state boards.

Current, valid State of Texas Board of Nursing Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license.

National Nurse Practitioner certification by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the National Certification Corporation (NCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or become certified within five (5) years of completion of master’s degree.

Minimum 1 years of clinically relevant Psychiatric medicine experience.

Job Summary:

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner role will engage in direct psychiatric services to provide screening, evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications. Appropriate credentialing will be necessary prior to independent procedure practice on patients as governed by the credentialing office, as well as the confidence of the supervising physician.  Delivery of patient care will be conducted in collaboration with the supervising physician and referring physicians including, but not limited to, physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health, write prescriptions, and assist the supervising physician.

Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  Under administrative guidance and physician supervision, will provide comprehensive services for patients and their families.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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