Status: Exempt

Salary: (start) $118,000/year

Reporting Location: Dover, Lewes or Wilmington

Responsibilities:

· Conduct psychiatric evaluations on children, adolescents, and adults and prepare written reports.

· Consult with staff members, clients, and outside agencies regarding the findings of psychiatric evaluations.

· Provide medication therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.

· Provide psychotherapy for selected clients, assigned by the Chief Clinical Officer, as time permits.

· Complete authorizations for treatment services and required documentation for clinical records within set deadlines.

· Attend supervision with assigned staff Psychiatrist, as well as monthly Psychiatry meetings.

· Consult with the Chief Clinical Officer as needed, on psychiatric and/or medical aspects of clinical services.

· Provide consultation to outside agencies.

· Develop and implement plans for personal continuing education and enhancement of clinical skills.

· Participate in activities of the local child psychiatry/nurse practitioner organization(s) and represent DGS in the medical community.

· Contributes to the in-service program of the clinical staff.

· Serve on Staff and Board Committees as needed.

· Maintain appropriate licensure.

· Maintain privacy and all HIPPA compliance r/ty Care and Tx.

· Ensure all minors are adequately represented by parents/leg. Guardians or DFS in all care/tx provided

· Provide education and teaching verbal and written as needed r/t medications, therapies and evidenced based research as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical and pharmacological resources.

· Be familiar with new and emerging trends, research, drug information as it relates to the treatment and care of children and adolescents.

· Advocate for the rights of children and adolescents and parents in their right to choose or refuse, and have appropriate competent care given.

· Perform other duties as assigned by their manager.

Qualifications:

Experience

· Minimum of two years of training and experience in child/adolescent psychiatry/mental health including training in family therapy. National Board Certification (recommended).

Education

Registered/Licensed to practice in the State of Delaware as a Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of a staff Psychiatrist.

Competencies

· Individual growth & development

· Family & community systems

· Psychiatric evaluation

· Psychiatric medication treatment

· Diagnostic & psychotherapeutic services

· Treatment services authorizations & documentation

· Community resources

· Adaptability/continuous improvement

· Computer applications

· Customer focus

· Initiative/drive, results orientation

· Interpersonal skills/relationships/teamwork

· Judgment/decision making/problem solving

· Written & oral communication

Principal Internal Working Relationships:

· Chief Clinical Officer

· Program Coordinator

· Intake, Billing, & other administrative staff

· Therapists

Principal External Working Relationships:

· Clients, families, community agencies, DFS, pharmacists, schools

Direct Reports:

· None

Reporting Relationship: Chief Clinical Officer