Denver Health is recruiting an APP to join our Corrections team at the the city and county of Denver jails.
This provider has experience and expertise in the behavioral health care of incarcerated individuals. In this role, the provider collaborates effectively with law enforcement and other legal professionals and has knowledge of the legal and forensic aspects of psychiatry. With physician supervision performs professional psychiatric advanced practice in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric patients mainly in Denver City and County Jails and also throughout Denver Health as needed. Examines and diagnoses patients. Develops and implements treatment plans. Orders tests and medications. Prescribes medications, writes prescriptions, implements brief behavioral interventions, and monitors treatment progress.
* Provide behavioral healthcare to incarcerated individuals* Assesses, treats, and monitors psychiatric conditions, makes decisions regarding treatment changes. Refers patient to specialized services as needed.* Orders, prescribes, and monitors appropriate medications.* Orders and interprets laboratory tests and imaging studies for psychiatric assessment and treatment. * With physician supervision, may provide care to complex patients who have co-occurring psychiatric, medical and substance use disorders; chronic and severe mental illness; homelessness; poverty; and treatment-resistance* Applies treatment statutes for involuntary psychiatric and substance treatment. * Completes required documentation legibly, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Documentation is complete, concise and reflects care given. Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files and records.* Participates in the clinical education of beginner and advanced healthcare students (PA, NP, MD, residents) and new staff. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, and attending in-service meetings and workshops.* Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings. Uses the principles and practices of effective communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies. Promotes an inclusive work environment. * Collaborates with other health care professionals in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for individuals, collaborates with Risk Management to resolve identified and potential problems and ensures proper reporting of events as dictated by policy.* Promotes department and hospital priorities as conveyed by supervisor and completes other duties as assigned* Collaborates effectively and respectfully with law enforcement and other legal professionals
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledgeable and compliant with all regulatory standards, including specialty level requirements. 2. Knowledge of major concepts, principles and theories related to substance abuse and psychiatric disease processes. 3. Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of psychiatric medications which includes labs needed and side effects to look out for. 4. Skill in brief behavioral interventions such as motivational interviewing and verbal de-escalation5. Skill in using the principles and practices of effective communication to elicit pertinent history from patients and negotiate problem solving. 6. Skill in performing patient assessments and formulating treatment plans for patients. 7. Skill in preparing written reports, medical records, and other documentation. 8. Skill in communicating with primary care providers, interdisciplinary teams, other psychiatric providers, MH therapists and other staff as needed. 9. Ability to be actively involved in multidisciplinary teams relevant to quality improvement. 10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.11. Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. 12. Ability to seek and receive feedback from supervising physician13. Ability to work with diverse patient populations and demonstrate cultural sensitivity14. Ability to work efficiently and meet quality/productivity metrics as defined by supervisor 15. Ability to perform tactfully and professionally under stressful and emotionally charged situations
* Bachelor's Degree (Required) Education required. 1. For nurse practitioners, a BSN and MSN2. For physician assistants, bachelor's degree and successful completion of an accredited physician assistant programEducation preferred (if applicable). 1. Experience preferred (if applicable
* Physician Assistant (Required) Education required. 1. For nurse practitioners, a BSN and MSN2. For physician assistants, bachelor's degree and successful completion of an accredited physician assistant programEducation preferred (if applicable). 1. Experience preferred (if applicableEducation required. 1. For nurse practitioners, a BSN and MSN2. For physician assistants, bachelor's degree and successful completion of an accredited physician assistant programEducation preferred (if applicable). 1. Experience preferred (if applicable * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) * Controlled Substance Regulation Certification (Required) 5. Buprenorphine waiver or willingness to obtain one within 3 months of employment5. Buprenorphine waiver or willingness to obtain one within 3 months of employment
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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