This psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team in geriatric mental health in the Vanderbilt Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. The position provides an opportunity to become part of a clinical team of experienced providers and researchers working with older adults. Clinical care will be focused on older adults with mental health problems on the inpatient units and clinics of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. There will additionally be the opportunity to engage in clinical research focused on older adults with depressive disorders and memory disorders.
The geriatric mental health NP has a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and education, has a responsibility for ensuring adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and protocols, and ensures an environment of high quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
Hours : This is a full-time position; primary duties are Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM, with the possibility of on-call duty in rotation with other staff.
The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses.
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