PMHNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Montrose, CO at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 4/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volunteers of America is currently hiring a 20 hour a week part-time Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner NP PMHNP to work in our Eckert and Montrose locations.  

Our NP makes a difference in the lives of others – that’s what working at Volunteers of America is all about. Our employees have the opportunity each and every day to make a difference in the lives of older adults. From improving our senior participants quality of life, to creating peace of mind for them and their families, our team members know that as a part of our community, they are changing lives.

Wage: $41,000 to $48,500 working 20 hours a week

Insurance Benefits offered:

SUMMARY PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION: Responsible for providing direct clinical services to patients within the scope of services allowed under the State Board of Nursing and in accordance with the rules and regulations of Treatment in Place. This includes performing history and physical examinations on assigned patients, provide consultation and liaison throughout hospital facility, perform daily rounds on patients as directed from supervising physician, prescribe medications and provide clinical assessments and diagnosis in accordance with the State law and individual, group, and family therapy, and other duties as may be assigned.

REPORTS TO: Assigned Physician Supervisor for H&P, Psychiatric Evaluations, diagnosis, medication management, therapies, and other clinical duties as assigned.
Executive Director for administrative duties as assigned.


• Experience prescribing basic psychotropic medications for depression, anxiety and other psychiatric illnesses that would ordinarily be managed in a primary care setting.
• Must be able to perform initial and follow-up psychiatric assessments and provide medication management.
• Must be a participant of the Treatment Team.
• Able to work collaboratively and independently.
• Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner.
• Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another.
• Must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.
• Must be able to set and maintain therapeutic distance with clients during treatment and following discharge.

Job Requirements

• Master's, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from a Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).
• Eligible for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Respective State Nursing License
Patient De-escalation Training Program

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of educational responsibilities to staff, community and students; an understanding and appreciation of good physical and mental health. Knowledge of the nursing process, psychotropic drugs – their uses and side effects, communication skills, interest in continued professional growth, knowledge of new trends in mental health nursing or recovery process from chemical dependency; and can adapt to progressive change.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Will be located in and around Psychiatric facilities, assisted living and/or long-term care facilities. Some hazard potential per possibility of physical acting out behavior of patients and health-related communicable diseases.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips. Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with less than 40 db loss @ 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or
without correction; ability to perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound. Perform repetitive motions
with wrists, hands and fingers.

Individual must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and to be able to
lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work requires a minimum standard of
visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete
administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe patients within the facility and in
therapeutic activities. While worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes,
the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as
they work predominantly inside.