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Advanced Practice Nurse - Crisis Stabilization Unit
Title:Advanced Practice Nurse - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Since 1970, Ozark Guidance has helped tens of thousands of children, adults, and families in Washington, Benton, Madison, and Carroll Counties live better lives by providing high quality, affordable mental healthcare services. Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the United States. With the beautiful Beaver Lake and the majestic Ozark Mountains that define the Natural state, our Northwest Arkansas region, inspired by its surroundings, is the up-and-coming leader in business, education, sports, tourism and arts and culture. Home to Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt, and the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and drives the growth of the region. Our Northwest Arkansas region has also inspired the visions of E. Fay Jones and world leaders such as J. William Fulbright and William Jefferson Clinton who have also called the region home. Today, the area's unique and historic downtowns are thriving and recognized as top destinations for the arts. With Eureka Springs' incredible living arts culture, Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, Springdale's Arts Center of the Ozarks, and Bentonville's awe-inspiring Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Northwest Arkansas provides endless enjoyable cultural experiences. Ozark Guidance is a strong community mental health provider focused on our mission of Saving and Changing Lives by Providing Compassionate Quality Behavioral Health Services. That mission happens every day in the stories of all the lives touched by the caring staff members of Ozark Guidance. 

We are seeking a Master's level Advanced Practice Nurse. An Arkansas license and prescriptive privileges are required. The candidate must have completed training and licensure requirements in the state of Arkansas to practice under the specialties of an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Child Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

The crisis stabilization nurse practitioner is a role that includes the lead clinician for a multidisciplinary team on a 16-bed crisis stabilization unit offering short-term residential stabilization services for individuals with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders. Activities include daily rounding, psychiatric and some medical management and establishment of treatment plans. This is largely a position that is designed for a clinician who is self-motivated, able to work independently.  Work hours:  Full time, flexible hours.

The program operates 24 hours a day with staff that includes a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, nurses, clinicians, technicians and operational support staff.

•Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills necessary to independently provide care to patients within the specialty of psychiatry.

•Provides direct care to patients and families with complex psychiatric needs and stable medical conditions in according to established protocols and procedures of the crisis stabilization unit. This will include rounding on patients on a daily basis.

•Recommends appropriate internal/external referrals and effectively utilize available community resources; assists patients, families, and staff to do the same.

•Demonstrates concise interviewing skills and an ability to formulate psychiatric differential diagnosis.

•Communicates and collaborates effectively with and across disciplines which includes meeting with team on a daily basis.

•Utilizes quality improvement data to enhance patient care.

Ozark Guidance is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ozark Guidance via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ozark Guidance. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ozark Guidance as a result of the referral or through other means.

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