Nurse Practitioner Psych
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
 Millersville, MD

Requisition Number: NURSE02707

Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization with a diverse workforce of over 2000 employees of all faiths, ages and ethnicities who help to improve the lives of those we serve. We are the largest private provider of human services in Maryland operating over 80 programs throughout Maryland, serving children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants, and seniors. Here, you can build a career where you make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach and work for justice.

Provides psychiatric assessment and treatment of individuals in Villa Maria programs. Provides consultation to treatment

teams in the development of treatment plans and provides instruction, education, and guidance in understanding and applying

treatment procedures and approaches.

JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides direct psychiatric assessment and care to individuals and families in Villa Maria treatment programs, including

psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, psycho-pharmacotherapy, and other psychiatric interventions as applicable for the

populations assigned. Interviews clients, implements appropriate assessment tools and techniques, reviews charts, and

consults with staff to develop accurate assessments. Based on assessments writes orders for medications required and

develops plans for non-medical interventions.

Serves as a consultant to treatment teams to provide clinical direction and education in the development of individual

treatment plans and the implementation of the interventions outlined in the treatment plans.

Facilitates the instruction, education, and guidance of staff in understanding and applying treatment procedures and

approaches by providing informal and formal consultation, including developing and presenting lectures/in-service

training as requested.

Communicates with team members regarding diagnoses and treatments. Educates clients and families regarding

diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, as appropriate to age and cultural background. Ensures that clients and families are

appropriately informed and obtains necessary consents for treatment.

Supports and gives expert guidance to treatment teams in the accurate understanding of underlying causes of threatening

behaviors in children. Provides guidance to treatment teams in the use of de-escalation techniques, focusing on nonphysical interventions based on the behavior management assessment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in nursing and a certificate as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in a

specialty of Psychiatry based on RN licensure and state authority for advance practice.

Required 3 to 5 years of experience in the field with the experience in a clinical setting working in a

Psychiatric environment.

Current, active non-restricted status as a registered nurse in Maryland.

Current adult and pediatric CPR Health Care Provider required.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

May be exposed to resistant or aggressive client behavior requiring ability to implement crisis intervention and

therapeutic holds.

Must be able to tolerate periods of significant job-related stress.

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:

Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of staff and families/clients from a variety of socioeconomic

backgrounds. Effective communication and interpersonal skills with children staff, families, and outside agencies as

necessary to maintain professional and therapeutic relationships. Ability to communicate medical information in both

oral and written form.

Ability to conduct accurate and thorough medical and psychiatric assessments. Must possess a thorough and up-to-date

knowledge of psychiatric theories, practices, and medications, as well as normal growth and development among

children. Knowledge of Md. State guidelines/mandates related to psychiatric care.

Ability to use ability to utilize computer systems and software necessary to perform position functions.

We offer a wide range of benefits to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees including but not limited to:

Health/Dental/Vision

Vacation/sick/holiday pay

403(b) Retirement Plan with a discretionary employer contribution

Join Catholic Charities of Baltimore where you will be an important member of an trauma-informed care organization that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, healing and self-care, and that believes that every person has infinite worth and promise.

Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer

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