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Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-PRN/As Needed

Company: Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Position in Knoxville - PMHNP

Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine - a comprehensive inpatient behavioral health facility. Our center will provide acute behavioral health care and outpatient treatment to adults and geriatric adults who are in crisis from severe symptoms related to behavioral health and/or substance use disorder.

The Behavioral Medicine Advanced Practice Registered Nurse position is responsible for providing medical evaluation and treatment of patients at the facility under the supervision of a physician. They work collaboratively with the medical/clinical staff under the guidelines of state licensure by evaluating, diagnosing, and providing treatment to patients with mental, behavioral, addictive, emotional disorders. They function as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The APRN practices collaboratively with the supervising physician in accordance with the scope of practice as defined by the state of Tennessee. If you are someone who embraces our mission and values, we encourage you to learn more about joining our team.


Master's - Nursing; Completion of an approved accredited nurse practitioner program that teaches the expanded nursing skills and knowledge relative to adult persons in the area of psychiatric health care.
One to three years' clinical experience working with behavioral health. Some acute care experience preferred.
Able to demonstrate knowledge of concepts therapeutic boundaries, crisis management, therapeutic treatment, environment, and patient care.
Current professional license, per state regulation/requirements required.
CPR, de-escalation, and restraint certification required (training available post hire and offered by facility).

Job Details:

64-bed acute inpatient setting
IOP/PHP oversight
Adult and Geriatric client population
Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment
Acute intervention focus with short term stays
Joint venture/Professional partnerships between NHC, Tennova and University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team.
Assesses physical and psychiatric health of patient and formulate measures to meet patient's needs. Provides direct patient care.
Charts clinical observation in a timely, complete, and legible medical record. This is to include:

-Initial Admission Note
-Psychiatric Evaluation with 60 hours of admission
-Progress Note daily
-Discharge Note
-Discharge Summary within 24 hours of discharge
-All orders for treatment, in writing or a verbal order, signed within 24 hours

Documentation reflects nursing process, including individualized education and discharge planning needs of patient and family. Develops an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals that reflect understanding of treatment process. Makes recommendations, writes, and dictates orders, and prescribes appropriate treatment.
Active Participant in Treatment Team.

Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine: Mission and Vision

We are committed to improve the quality of life of our patients by delivering personalized behavioral health in a safe and supportive environment. Our vision is to bring communities, families, and healthcare providers together to improve behavioral health, one patient at a time.

The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine provides a comprehensive continuum of care for adults and geriatric patients with psychiatric, emotional, and addictive disorders We are pleased to partner with National Health Corporation (NHC), Tennova Healthcare, and The University of Tennessee Medical Center.


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