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Psychiatry PA or NP - Analenisgi Inpatient
Job Code:2020-03-001
Department:215 Analenisgi Inpatient
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum97,036
Salary Midpoint121,295
Position Closes:
Open until filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Job Summary
Provides treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or addiction treatment needs for adult patients on the inpatient psychiatric inpatient service. Responsible for providing the full range of care to patients by examining, diagnosing, and treating patients and their families. The purpose of the work is to treat a wide range of medical and psychiatric problems, which affect the health, and well-being of patient and families served, and to provide physician leadership for the department in providing the best possible quality, safety, service, and stewardship of resources.

Education/Experience/Minimum Qualifications
  • Successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner or physician assistant program.
  • Master’s degree in Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program from accredited college or university.
  • If Nurse Practitioner has to meet one of below: (does not apply to Physician Assistant)
    • Nurse Practitioners (NPs) certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and approved to practice as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by a Joint Committee of the North Carolina Medical Board and the North Carolina Board of Nursing.


    • Nurse Practitioners (NPs) not certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: These NPs may be eligible to provide psychiatric services to Medicaid beneficiaries if they meet all the requirements listed below, as demonstrated to the credentialing body of the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP):
      1. Documentation that they have three full-time years of psychiatric care and prescribing experience under licensed psychiatric supervision including psychiatric assessments and psychotropic medication prescribing; and
      2. A signed supervision agreement with a North Carolina Licensed Psychiatrist that covers prescribing activities; and
      3. Continuing education requirements, going forward, which include 20 hours each year focused on psychiatric physiology, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology. (21 NCAC 36.0807)
  • Current medical license in State of North Carolina or active unrestricted license in another state with NC medical license obtained within 12 months.
  • Current Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner certification.
  • Post-graduate Psychiatric training preferred.
  • Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
  • Current North Carolina Driver’s License.
  • Ongoing continuing medical education (CME) activities as required to maintain credentials and to stay current in Psychiatry.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Great interpersonal relations, communications, and demeanor.
  • Proficiency rated at 6 months.
Job Knowledge
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain medical and conditions to a non-medical audience.
• Strong observation skills to accurately evaluate patients’ demeanor and identify symptoms.
• Professional knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in the field of Psychiatry and the skill to apply this knowledge to difficult work assignments.
• Knowledge of the culture and medical health profile of the patient population.
• Professional knowledge of wide range of health principles, practices and processes including physical and mental health diagnosis, establishment of care goals, development and implementation of the care program and evaluation of the results.
• Ability to collect, organize, record and communicate in a concise method, data pertinent or primary health assessments including detailed family and medical history, physical examinations and selected laboratory tests.
• Ability to interpret special screening and diagnostic tests.
• Skills in making appropriate diagnoses, choosing, initiating and modifying current therapies.
• Ability to provide preventive service to healthy individuals including guidance in mental health and addictions and ability to teach individuals and families.
• Skills in working with groups for example guiding families in the development of general problem solving ability regarding health problems, assisting with training health workers, and health counseling.
• Skills in making diagnoses and in choosing, initiating and modifying selected therapies.
• Ability to provide emergency treatment as appropriate such as management of suicidal or homicidal behaviors.
• A great bedside manner and the ability to remain calm, empathetic and patient while interacting with patients who suffer from severe disorders.