Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week with Monday - Friday day hours. On-call one night per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. The position is located at St. Louis Childrens' Hospital and 4444 Forest Park Blvd. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position performs total nursing care and provides consultation and education to patients/families under the direction of a physician.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides management services for an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit, as well as outpatient care to youth at risk for, or immediately following, psychiatric hospitalization; monitors participating subjects, including medication administration and family/patient education.
Takes active role in interacting with multidisciplinary treatment teams in inpatient and outpatient settings, participates in leadership activities that are within the scope of collaborating physicians, triage, advising patients, assessing needs and referring to appropriate personnel.
Monitors medical condition of patients, documenting charts and reporting changes as necessary.
Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with established clinic/hospital standards.
Writes initial psychiatric histories, assess patients’ conditions and develop individual care plans for patients assigned.
Prepares patient for scheduled assessment procedures, therapeutic encounters, and care transitions, and in each context, assists in patient assessment.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Monitors/ensures accuracy of patient medical records, maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc.
Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
Assists physicians with serial examinations of inpatients, intervention planning, coordination of interdisciplinary care, oversight of therapeutic milieu, discharge planning, and any other procedures and processes related to direct patient care.
Assists with program evaluation under the direction of collaborating physician.
Current MSN with emphasis in the Nurse Practitioner program.
APN licensure or ability to successfully obtain licensure within 3 months of date of hire.
Certain/additional certifications may be necessary based on area of specialty.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Pediatric Nurse Practitoner (PNP) or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MHNP) highly preferred
The hiring range for this position is $78,146 - $109,408 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
St. Louis Children’s Hospital: inpatient unit and its affiliated outpatient clinics.
The inpatient environment is a newly renovated, state-of-the-art inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit.
The affiliated outpatient services are conducted in normal clinic environments, with exposure to patient elements.
This can require prolonged extensive or considerable standing/walking, lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment with variable work schedule.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S30.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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