Nurse Practitioner

SUN Behavioral Columbus

Columbus, OH, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 15

Position Summary:

Provides psychiatric and/or medical services to assigned patients

Position Responsibilities:

Clinical / Technical Skills (40% of performance review)

Demonstrates ability to provide quality patient care in a supportive and empathetic manner to ensure a safe environment.
Demonstrates ability to complete the psychiatric evaluation and/or History and Physicals and continued consult on medical issues and/or psychiatric needs, on all assigned patients. Psychiatric Evaluations must be completed within 24 hours of admission, and all History and Physical exams must be completed within 24 hours, as well as any other documentation.
Demonstrated ability to document all patient consultations in progress/EMR notes.
Demonstrates ability to complete documentation and maintain compliance with the policies and procedures.
Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with the patient and treatment team to determine the best course of treatment and establish that course/interventions on the treatment plan. Attends treatment team for patients as scheduled and contributes to the plan of care for assigned patients.
Demonstrates ability to oversee medication regimens, needs for patients and prescribe medication appropriate to the patient within the needs of the patient, while considering past history, co-morbidities and contraindications.
Demonstrates ability to plan care for the patient by review of all non-psychiatric medical orders and/or psychiatric orders and prescriptions and consults with the attending psychiatrist and/or medical physician as needed.
Demonstrates ability to communicate risks, benefits and side effects of psychiatric medication to patients and documents such education in progress notes/EMR.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Safety (15% of performance review)

Strives to create a safe, healing environment for patients and family members
Follows all safety rules while on the job.
Reports near misses, as well as errors and accidents promptly.
Corrects minor safety hazards.
Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
Attends all required safety programs and understands responsibilities related to general, department, and job specific safety.
Participates in quality projects, as assigned, and supports quality initiatives.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Teamwork (15% of performance review)

Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
Responds willingly to colleagues and serves as an active part of the hospital team.
Builds collaborative relationships with patients, families, staff, and physicians.
The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in writing as required
Demonstrates listening skills and the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.
Demonstrates adequate skills in all forms of communication.
Adheres to the Standards of Behavior

Integrity (15% of performance review)

Strives to always do the right thing for the patient, coworkers, and the hospital
Adheres to established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and laws.
Applies the Mission and Values of SUN Behavioral Health to personal practice and commits to service excellence.
Supports and demonstrates fiscal responsibility through supply usage, ordering of supplies, and conservation of facility resources.
Completes required trainings within defined time periods, as established by job description, policies, or hospital leadership
Exemplifies professionalism through good attendance and positive attitude, at all times.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and staff information, following HIPAA and other privacy laws.
Ensures proper documentation in all position activities, following federal and state guidelines.

Compassion (15% of performance review)

Demonstrates accountability for ensuring the highest quality patient care for patients.
Willingness to be accepting of those in need, and to extend a helping hand
Desire to go above and beyond for others
Understanding and accepting of cultural diversity and differences


Required: Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Licensed with the State Board of Nursing in state of employment. DEA number. CPR and hospital-selected de-escalation technique certification.
Maintains education and development appropriate for position.
May substitute experience for education


Preferred: One (1) year of experience in a behavioral healthcare setting for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and One (1) year of experience for Nurse Practitioners that oversee the medical status of the patient.
May substitute education for experience

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