Provide psychiatric services including medication evaluations and individual and group medication management. Identify potential physical problems impacting the mental health of consumers, and order and monitor appropriate laboratory tests. Consult and collaborate to/with PCPs and other healthcare providers in the overall health management of consumers.
RN degree (or equivalent), Master’s Degree in Nursing, CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) certification, Prescriptive Authority licensure by the Colorado Board of Nursing, and DEA certificate. Nurse-prescriber must understand community mental health systems of care and principles of managed healthcare. Nurse-prescriber must be knowledgeable and current with regard to psychopharmacology, medical/psychiatric interface, and evidence-based neuropsychiatric/neurobehavioral diagnosis and treatment.
Nurse-prescriber must be able to provide leadership to/collaboration with multidisciplinary mental health team in the delivery of comprehensive and integrated clinically appropriate interventions. Basic computer skills such as e-mail, word processing, interface with/documentation in electronic medical record and prescription writing are required. Bilingual helpful, but not required.