Covenant Health

Job Title
Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name




Psychiatric Nurse Practioner, Peninsula Hospital

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Position Summary:

Provide mental health services to patients under the supervision of a physician preceptor, following established medical protocols. Provides psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and medication management to patients; under such protocols and policies set by facility or required to meet regulations.


Will be providing telepsych consults virtually as well as rounding on the Parkwest Senior Behavioral Unit with supervising physician.


  • Practices and maintains established facility and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards.
  • Provides direct patient assessment/counseling, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required, and adjusts processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Supervision will be scheduled with a physician preceptor to review case formulation, treatment recommendations, and treatment protocols
  • Obtains complete medical and psychiatric history of patient.
  • Identifies health hazards in the patient’s environment as well as patient risk factors. Identifies and considers the cultural patterns, economic status and patient resources in plan of care.
  • Initiates appropriate psychiatric treatment on the order of the attending physician.
  • Analyzes objective and subjective data for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
  • Assures treatment and/or plan of care is consistent with established protocols.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records and maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc. Documents all pertinent information accurately, legibly, and in a timely manner.
  • Refers patient to appropriate services, which exceed scope of practice of the practitioner.
  • Provide health promotion counseling and develop patient teaching information.
  • Serves as a resource person for other staff personnel.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:



Licensure Requirements:

Must have and maintain certification by American Nurses Association or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Must meet the state’s requirements as an Advanced Practice Nurse/ Nurse Practitioner (Certificate of Fitness from Board of Nursing, for writing prescriptions), and have DEA number. CPR required.


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