HOW HIRING! Physician Assistant - Psychiatry / Mental Health in Kansas City, KS
08th July, 2020
Job Type: Direct
We are seeking a full-time Psychiatric & Mental Health Mid-Level Practitioner. This position works out of the Kansas City, KS area as part of the Medical Service team.. May be within a specialized area of focus such as serving specific populations, including children, adults, and patients with dual diagnosis of mental illness and intellectual or developmental disabilities. Job duties include the following:
Provides ongoing review, assessment, and medical management of patients; performs regular and emergent follow-up assessments; supervises assessments and medication reviews by nursing staff; educates the patient and /or parent/guardian about the identified illness, potential benefits/risks of recommended and alternative treatment modalities, and prognosis; monitors outcomes, needs for revision of diagnosis and/or medication regime and works with other staff to coordinate services.
Completes documentation for direct services provided; prepares other documentation and reviews, approves, revises, and provides signatory responsibility for various client related documents prepared by other staff; provides consultation to non-medical and interdisciplinary professional staff concerning patients for whom the practitioner carries responsibility; provides consultation regarding patients with complex or unique needs; provides professional education and training to other staff.
Develops treatment plans; participates in case conferences and consults with physicians, clinicians, other professional staff, clients, and families and coordinates with other service providers in developing, monitoring, and adjusting a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
Prescribes medication under protocol; administers approved treatment and medication as directed; orders and/or performs laboratory and screening tests in accordance with approved protocols; provides and evaluates patient care according to protocols and quality assurance criteria; reviews and prepares protocols for approval by physician staff.
Conducts evaluations of clients by performing individual histories, assessments, and diagnostic evaluations determining the need for medication(s) and other diagnostic investigations; determines the most appropriate intervention, treatment, or procedure.
Performs crisis intervention; assists clinical staff in mitigating crisis situations; recommends and administers medication to patients in crisis situations; evaluates patients for voluntary and involuntary commitment; signs commitment for clients requiring hospitalization.
Excellent benefits available day 1; 40 hour week; (first and last half hour is always paperwork; no holidays; no weekends 12 to 14 clients a day
Master’s degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant or relevant medical field of study; two years’ experience in Psychiatric Specialty, in a Community Mental Health Center or relevant setting;
licenses in the State of Kansas as a Mid-level Practitioner such as an APRN or PA-C.; Certification in a Psychiatric Specialty is preferred.