State of Georgia Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Meriwether, Georgia

The Child & Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a 12 bed, short term (2-7 days), medically monitored crisis residential program. Services are offered for a limited duration to stabilize acute psychiatric or behavioral symptoms, evaluate treatment needs and develop plans to meet the needs of persons served. The program operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. TheCSUis designed to serve as a first line community based alternative to hospitalization, offering psychiatric stabilization and detoxification services on a short-term basis.

The Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician, for multiple programs within the organization.

Responsibilities for the Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner include but are not limited to the following:

  • Obtains a patient history and completes a physical and mental status examination under the clinical supervision of a physician within established timeframes

  • Instructs and counsels children and/or legal guardians/family members about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance

  • Makes tentative diagnosis and decisions about management and treatment of clients/patients

  • Prescribes therapy and/or medication with physician approval

  • Compiles and records client/patient medical data, including health history, progress notes, examinations, etc in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system

  • Administers and/or orders diagnostic and laboratory tests as needed

  • Coordinates timely referral of patients to outside/external specialty services as needed

  • Ensures that patient’s human rights are safeguarded in accordance with legal statues and established guidelines

  • Monitors patient’s responses to treatment and recommends modification of treatment plans as patient’s condition changes

  • Documents significant altercations in patient’s condition, treatment, and privileges and keeps physician informed

  • Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team in formulating timely, cost-effective individualized treatment plans

  • Actively participates in the Quality improvement program toward maintaining established standards

  • Actively participates in medical peer review

Master's degree in nursing area of assignment from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience in a related area AND a current license to practice as APRN in Georgia in the specialty area. Psychiatric specialty area requires a minimum of Two years mental health experience. Medical specialty area requires a minimum of Four years mental health experience OR Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited college or university AND Four years of general medicine experience OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND completion of a physician assistant training program of at least 24 months certified by the Accreditation Review Commission of PA, ARC-PA AND certification to practice as a Physician Assistant by the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners (or eligibility to obtain within One year) AND Two years of experience in a related area.

Job: *Healthcare

Organization: *Pathways Cntr Behav Devel Grwt

Title: Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Location: GA-Meriwether-Greenville

Requisition ID: HEA02QI