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.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position performs child and adolescent psychiatric nurse practitioner care and provides consultation and education to patients/families in collaboration with a physician and his/her respective clinical team. This position also assists investigator and coordinator with a multi-site research study by performing a variety of database and clerical duties of a routine and technical nature in support of clinical research/trials to ensure all data are obtained, processed, entered, and cleaned according to research specific guidelines.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides management services for (a) an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit; and (b) a residential stabilization program, as well as associated 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 coordinator and research staff with the recruitment of families and ascertainment of data collection per the protocol.
Maintains proper documentation in accordance with guidelines/regulations governing human subject’s research.
Assists in entering data into a web-based data entry program specific to the protocol.
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).
Holds current certification in patient care field and required specialty.
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.
The hiring range for this position is $78,915 - $142,077 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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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