Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Oregon Department of Corrections 12 reviews - Wilsonville, OR

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This position vacancy exists within Behavioral Health Services and is located in Wilsonville at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility . This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates. Example of Duties This position provides medication management to mentally ill inmates, including examination, diagnosis, prescription of treatment, and performance of specialized procedures that are within the scope of practice of the licensed nurse practitioner, with referral to physician when determination is made that illness or treatment is beyond the scope of practice. Major duties: performs comprehensive mental health evaluations of inmates including review of information obtained by other mental health care provides; completes history of previous psychiatric treatment, review of laboratory and other diagnostic tests; examines the inmate for present pathology; establishes a diagnosis and acuity level for mental health problems; prescribes treatment and a follow-up plan; documents findings in the medical record; may provide in-person interview and/or interview via telemedicine; monitors pharmacotherapeutic agents; recommends admission to Special Management Unit; initiates referrals; provides medical information to health care providers as necessary to assure continuity of prescribed treatment and programmatic function of the inmate and to maintain the safety and security of the institution; documents results of examinations, diagnosis, and treatment plan in the individual inmate's medical record using the problem-oriented charting format; assures the maintenance of medical confidentiality and complies with department and other statutory requirements concerning release of medical information; obtains written informed consent according to department rule from inmate prior to administration of any diagnostic or treatment procedure which poses a material risk of substantial pain or harm to the inmate; provides information and consultation to inmates about findings and prescribed treatment; participates with other members of the mental health and health care team in the development of individualized inmate treatment plans requiring close supervision and resolution of identified problems; performs work according to guidelines and procedure for maintenance of a secure environment in the correctional setting; participates in the development of Continuous Quality Improvements (CQI) projects and makes recommendations to the appropriate program area for improvement or necessary change; and participates in on-call coverage for assigned institutions.

Qualifications Your application will be reviewed to verify that you: are licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Your license number must be listed in the "Certificates and Licenses" section of your application . In the "Work Experience " section of your electronic application, clearly describe your experience as it relates to this position. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

A resume' will not replace the "Work Experience " section of the application. Supplemental Information To apply , follow the "Application Reference Number" link below. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.

Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach required documents to your electronic application . The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice. For budgetary reasons, the State of Oregon requires employees to take up to 14 mandatory unpaid furlough days through the end of the current biennium (June 30, 2011).

Application Reference Number: OCCO1096 The successful candidate to this position will be subject to a Criminal Records Check. Veterans Preference Information Employee Benefits with the Department of Corrections Learn more about the Oregon Accountability Model Visit Recruitment Web Page Oregon Prisons Map with links to each Facility Questions may be emailed to Oregon Department of Corrections ATTN: Rhonda Crawford

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