Morgan Mental Health Care
What is Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (PMHNP)?
A psychiatric nurse practitioner is a type of healthcare professional with an advanced nursing degree and specialization in providing mental health care services to patients. They work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals such as physicians, therapists and social workers to diagnose, treat and manage patients with psychiatric conditions. They are able to prescribe medication, provide psychotherapy, and offer counseling services to patients suffering from mental illnesses.
Their role is multifaceted and requires a high level of knowledge and skills in managing complex psychiatric conditions. In addition to providing patient care, they may also provide education and support to patients and their families, advocate for care within the mental health system, and work to implement and evaluate mental health care policies and programs. Consequently, psychiatric nurse practitioners play an integral role in ensuring that individuals with mental health disorders receive appropriate and effective care.
What do PMHNP's do?
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP’s) can diagnose and treat all psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral disorders, including bipolar disorder, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. PMHNP’s can work autonomously and can do the same things in appointments with patients as psychiatrists, including:
- Evaluate and diagnose patients
- Conduct regular therapy appointments with patients, families, and groups
- Order diagnostic testing
- Prescribe medications
- Make referrals
- Monitor treatment outcomes
- Monitor a patient’s overall wellbeing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP’s) diagnose and treat common psychiatric disorders for patients across the lifespan. In addition to general functions performed by the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, the PMHNP may provide these specific functions:
- Diagnose and treat common acute psychiatric problems, illness, and crises
- Psychopharmacologic management in collaboration with psychiatrist
- Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy
- Care for and counsel clients with common identified chronic psychiatric conditions
- Coordinate and integrate multidisciplinary services for clients with complex psychiatric problems
- Monitor common health care problems and refer for specialized medical treatment as needed
- Provide comprehensive family psychiatric-mental health education
- Work with clients and their families in anticipation of developmental milestones, life cycle events
- Perform or recommend age-appropriate screening procedures
- Promote wellness oriented self-care
- Advocate for family psychiatric-mental health clients and their families
We have PMHNP Openings
Morgan Mental Health is a trusted healthcare service provider that prides itself on delivering exceptional care to all its patients. Our commitment to providing high-quality, comprehensive, and convenient healthcare makes us a reliable partner in the community that we serve.
Our team of caring professionals is dedicated to making healthcare accessible and compassionate. If you’re a licensed provider looking for a rewarding opportunity in the healthcare sector, we welcome you to join our team. Located in Southwestern Idaho, the Treasure Valley near Boise, Idaho, our culture celebrates diversity and inclusivity, and we are committed to fostering a supportive work environment. We are passionate about making a difference in our patients’ lives and working towards creating a healthier community.
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