Psych NP - APRN

The Nord Center - Lorain, OH

The Nord Center's Behavioral Health Urgent Care center will provide immediate supportive services to community members so that consumer needs are addressed before they become a crisis situation.  The Behavioral Health Urgent Care model addresses community gaps in care by creating an entry point for ongoing behavioral health services and provides an avenue for crisis management by triaging patient needs by qualified behavioral health professionals.   Aligned with the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model, the Behavioral Health Urgent Care center will offer improved access to care by ensuring community members struggling with mental health needs are seen expeditiously in a location meant to immediately address the urgent behavioral health needs of any person.  Operating hours are 8:30am-4:00pm daily Monday through Friday.  Location is in Sheffield Village. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Performs psychiatric evaluations on new patients who have received a clinical diagnostic assessment or as clinically appropriate
  • Incorporates the new or revised medical treatment plan into the existing Electronic Health Record (EHR).Maintains necessary and required concurrent documentation within the EHR.
  • Conducts Peer Review activities as required.
  • Attends Psychiatric, Clinical and other Agency meetings as required.
  • Must work collaboratively with staff to coordinate care to patients
  • Must complete documentation required to assist clients if clinically indicated 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 

In order to perform the essential functions of this job, after an orientation period, the employee must possess the following:

  • A working knowledge of Nord Center Policy and Procedures, including sensitivity and adherence to clients’ rights, confidentiality, and health and safety issues. 
  • Must exhibit sensitivity to different cultures. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • All time is spent in an office environment and involves substantial client contact.
  • The individual must be able to speak and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • The employee may be required to sit for extended periods and will spend a portion of their time on the telephone.
  • A considerable amount of time will be spent on a computer. 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must hold a valid, unrestricted Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License in the State of Ohio and DEA License. Psych NP certification is preferred.
  • Must meet all requirements as set forth by licensing and accrediting bodies as well as ODMH, CARF, and the Lorain County Mental Health Addiction and Recovery Services Board.
  • Must have basic computer skills and excellent documentation skills.
  • Eligible to be paneled by private insurers, Medicaid, and Medicare.
  • Should be able to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Experience in community or emergency psychiatry.

Send resume to: 

The Nord Center
6140 S Broadway Ave
Lorain, OH 44053