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ARNP -Part Time

at Lifestream

Posted: 9/18/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 1139220
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

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ARNP -Part Time

Department:050 - FACT (Florida Assertive Community Treatment) Team
Location:Leesburg, FL

JOB SUMMARY: As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the ARNP in conjunction with the psychiatrist and the team leader has clinical responsibility for monitoring individual treatment and staff delivery of clinical services that are trauma-informed and co-occurring capable. The ARNP, under supervision of the physician, provides psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment; assists with clinical supervision, education and training of the team; and development, maintenance, and supervision of medication and psychiatric and medical treatment policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIESThe list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. 

Under supervision of the FACT Psychiatrist or Medical Director the Psychiatric ARNP will:

  •  Conduct psychiatric assessments including psychiatric history, course of illness, response to treatment, mental status examination, and 5 Axis DSM IV diagnoses and present assessment results at daily team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  •  Participate with the treatment team in the comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical and mental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  •  Collaborate with the Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in assessment of individual’s physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatment.
  •  Prescribe psychotropic medications and conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects and educate individuals regarding psychotropic medications.
  •  Perform individual, group, and family supportive therapy and illness education in the process of carrying out the tasks above. With other team members, provide support, education, and counseling to family members of individuals to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment process, and assist in the family member’s progress.
  •  Provide on-site crisis assessment and management of patients during regular work hours, both on-site and over the phone, during other hours, and as on-call backup to the first-line on-call staff.
  •  Be actively involved in both acute and long-term psychiatric inpatient treatment of individuals including initiation and facilitation of admission to the hospital; regular communication and consultation with the attending psychiatrist; frequent visits to individuals in the hospital; and along with other team members, collaboration with the inpatient staff in planning and implementation of treatment and discharge to the community.
  •  Submit written reports and oral testimony and presentation of opinion in commitment and other legal proceedings and in a wide range of treatment, rehabilitative, and support services matters (e.g., Social Security applications, prior authorization of medication, etc.).
  •  Regularly attend daily organizational staff meetings to assess patient status and progress, to coordinate treatment activities, and to develop treatment solutions to problems other staff is having.
  •  Participate in the development of the comprehensive treatment plan for each patient at treatment planning meetings.
  •  Assist the team leader in the administration of the clinical program and the clinical supervision of the individual team members, providing information and opinion regarding the performance of individual staff in order to assist in employee performance reviews. Train staff in the knowledge and skills basic to the treatment of persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  •  Direct and collaborate with the team nurses to develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures.
  •  The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance. 
  •  The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers. 
  •  Willingness to abide by the company’s published rules and regulations 

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.

  • Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty. 
    • Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
    • Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
      • Age Specific: Assessment, Interpretation, Intervention, Knowledge, Developmental Stages, Enhances Family Involvement 
      • Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness 
      • Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, and Thinking Skills. 
      • Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI, Commitment, Leadership, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety 
      • Performance Specific: Assessment, Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Cultural Competence, Empowerment/Advocacy, Medication Issues, Psychosocial Interventions, and Treatment/Service Planning
  • Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.  
    • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
    • Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.      
    • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice. 
    • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.

SPECIAL FACTORS: Must be able to meet deadlines. Must be able to document accurately and remain current with all documentation. It is important for a person in this position to enjoy working with difficult clients and act as a role model whenever possible. Attends clinical supervision with clinical supervisor on a monthly basis. Able and willing, to work flexible hours. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to drive as a part of their basic job duties.


  • Education: Licensed to practice as an ARNP in the State of Florida with a specialty or certification in psychiatric nursing.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience serving those with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.