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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Denver Sherrifs Department)
Facility: Denver Sheriffs - New City Jail, 490 W. Colfax Ave  
Area of Interest: Advanced Care Provider Shift Type: Day
Requisition ID: 50235 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: Not Indicated Mid-point: $
Education Required: Masters Degree Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:

Denver Health Medical Center is recruiting for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our team at the Denver Sheriffs Division.  The PMHNP will under minimal supervision, provide professional psychiatric midlevel care. Provides direct patient care in accordance with the statutory limitations for Midlevel Practitioners and may perform administrative support functions as required.  

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health Include:
•Competitive salary/benefits
•Advanced care providers at Denver Health are members of our Medical Staff Executive Committee (MSEC) and help drive innovation and decision making alongside our physician MSEC members.
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year

Denver Health provides Level I care for all, regardless of ability to pay and is a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.  As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is Colorado's leading provider of underserved care.  

Interested applicants should apply online:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provides individual and group psychotherapy to clients
2.Evaluates emotional components, the impact of health related issues and assists clients to identify and meet treatment goals.
3.Anticipates and identifies issues and initiates resolutions for the corrections mental health patient population.
4.Monitors and evaluates the psychiatric condition of the patient and in collaboration with the psychiatrist and other disciplines and standards of care or applying appropriate protocols, make decisions regarding treatment changes.
5.Analyzes the assessment data in order to formulate a unique plan of care through identified needs.
6.Demonstrates and understanding of assessment findings as they relate to disease process and continuum of care; relates findings to multidisciplinary team.
7.Integrates research behaviors into clinical practice by demonstrating awareness of research findings, identifying areas of practice that can be improved through research utilization and assisting in research
8.Collects data to promote self, unit and hospital improvement.
9.Identifies and reports any abnormalities in assessment data.
10.Performs data best practices and HIPAA compliance.
11.Prescribes appropriate medications in accordance with pharmaceutical guidelines and standards of practice.
12.Demonstrates competence in the prescribing of psychotropic medications.
13.Performs documentation audits and develops any new documentation required to meet the requirements of the regulatory agencies.
14.Documents initial admission/shift assessments per unit-specific guideline of care. Ensures daily goals and plan of care transcribed and complete.
15.Ensures documentation is complete, concise and reflects care given.
16. Documents completely complying with policy and procedures in regards to hospital policies and procedures.
17.Adheres to the Denver Health principals of Informing Clinical Practice, Interconnecting Stakeholders, Improving Population Health, and Personalizing Care.
18.Writes orders, and evaluates patient’s diagnostic and therapeutic services.
19.Refers patients to specialized services as needed.
20. Orders initial and/or routine laboratory tests and follow-up on results, orders additional tests or initiates referral appointments with specialized caregivers.
21.Initiates a unique, outcome focused plan of care based on current nursing practice with measurable outcomes and goals for the patient/family.
22.Evaluates, modifies and provides safe drug dosage as necessary and collaborates with the MD to assure safe sedation and monitoring tailored to the individual patients need.
23.Collaborates with other health care professionals in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for individuals.
24.Collaborates with Risk Management to resolve identified and potential problems (i.e. Sentinel events) and ensures proper reporting of events as dictated by policy.
25.Manages department changes in terms of communication, minimized work disruption and attention to employee morale issues.
26.Collaborates with experienced investigator on a research project or develops a research project.
27.Coordinates care with multidisciplinary team.
28.Acts as an assistant to the Physician.
29.Leads and environment that empowers staff to participate actively in setting goals, defining programs, and evaluating outcomes.
30.Participates actively in employee and patient rounding per unit expectations.
31.Practices sound safety and infection control practices according to agency policies and procedures; Identifies safety and infection control issues.
32.Evaluates quality, effectiveness and efficiency of nursing care provided.
33.Promotes quality care by redefining priorities for care based on evaluation of patient/family response or changing condition.
34.Evaluates practice in relation to professional standards, statues, regulations, hospital and departmental policies, and standards of care.
35.Assumes accountability for achieving goals set jointly with the manager and educator for the next evaluation period.
36.Performs quality control on appropriate systems and equipment.
37.Delivers care in a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory manner that preserves patients’ rights.
38.Acts as a patient advocate.
39.Assures patient privacy before, during and after procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities

1.Masters Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”

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