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    Summary

    The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a member of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) team, which is an integral part of the Mental Health Service at the Pacific Islands Health Care system (PIHCS). This NP provides assessment and referral and evaluation of veterans, crisis management as needed, brief intensive case management and care coordination including medication management for veterans, some of whom have serious mental illness and other issues related to homelessness.


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    Responsibilities

    • Mental health initial assessment and referral of patients.
    • Utilizes advanced knowledge and skill in diagnostic assessment and treatment modalities for the spectrum of mental illness and substance abuse to develop an initial treatment plan and made appropriate referrals.
    • Provides consultation regarding veterans with psychiatric problems throughout the organization.
    • Evaluation of emergent psychiatric patients for need of hospitalization and facilitation of hospitalization if needed.
    • Brief time-limited psychotherapy, couples and family therapy for patients in crisis.
    • Case management of "difficult to engage" seriously mentally ill patients.
    • Medication administration.
    • Medication management under a Scope of Practice and providing for prescription of psychotropic medication as needed.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 AM - 4:00 PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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