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Family Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric
Job Code:2020-CLINIC-042
Location:Dallas, TX
Employment Type:Exempt

Job Responsibilities:

General Description:

The nurse practitioner provides clinical services for the clinic as well as guidance to the general nursing staff.


Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Provides clinical practitioner duties in the clinic including obtaining histories, performing examinations, diagnoses, ordering tests, treating and referring patients as necessary to ensure optimal patient healthcare management consistent with the mission of patient-centered care.
  • Identifies and analyzes the design of patient flow and workflow for clinical services provided to patients. Assures the implementation of appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency that support the overall goals.
  • Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses, case management and community providers in educating patients and families. Arranges follow-up/consultations to promote positive health outcomes. Maintains positive working relationships with management, vendors, hospitals and employees to ensure effective communication and cooperative working relationships.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records of patient information to assure coordinated service delivery and continuity of care. Manages time effectively to ensure optimal use of patient and provider resources.
  • Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the nurse practitioner field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations and maintaining Texas RN/Advanced Practitioner licensure. Integrates this acquired knowledge into the position and keeps skills current on the job. Researches issues in patient management and shares findings with the professional community. Participates in clinical research.
  • Attends in-services, educates peers and staff both formally and informally and seeks information to ensure that collaborative learning processes are continuously maintained. Serves as a role model and may serve as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students.
  • Maintains and implements knowledge of all protocols, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, laws and guidelines that impact the nurse practitioner services field and ensures that activities are in compliance.
  • Participates in CQI projects. Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes and flows for the department. Suggests or implements appropriate changes to improve work effectiveness, productivity and efficiency that support the overall goals of the clinic.
  • Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring of annual goals and objectives for the department that supports the mission and objectives of the clinic.
  • Works with the research team to provide clinical supervision of patient care in accordance with clinical trial rules and with oversight by the principal investigator.
  • Serves on committees as selected and assigned. In addition, will attend regular staff meetings and provide assistance with special projects as assigned by the medical director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Job Requirements:

  • High level of initiative and ability to coordinate and provide client services within overall organizational and management activities.
  • Ability to handle multiple, ongoing tasks with little supervision.
  • Ability to provide directive and supportive supervision to medical staff.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and electronic medical records.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in creative problem solving and crisis management.


    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a Master of Science (MS) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited nurse practitioner program.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Nursing and 2 years (may run concurrently with BSN experience) of Advanced Practice Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and/or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
    • If hired as a Family Nurse Practitioner, must complete a PMHNP program within 2 years of hire
    • Must be certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse by either of the national certifying boards-American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    • Must have prescriptive authority from the Board of Medical Examiners (BME)