Third Way Center is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work with a multidisciplinary treatment team with high risk male and female youth ages 13-20. We are looking for a creative and dynamic person who likes to be challenged and seeks to learn and better themselves professionally and personally. Our mission is to provide a continuum of services in a home-like environment where at-risk youth can work through their traumas, learn to take responsibility for their actions and lives to become productive members of society. The position will help to enhance the existing treatment process and address the ongoing increased need for psychiatric services present in the RTC environment, both QRTP, and PRTF.
Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Perform medication evaluations and ongoing medication management.
- Consulting with and supervising staff regarding medications.
- Supervision of paperwork and specific laws associated with administering medication.
- Education related to meds, and ongoing in-services throughout the year are essential. In-services and education should be coordinated with the Medical Director and Clinical Director. and Program Director.
- Working with families and staff to understand and gather general medication information.
- Gather medical history; both medication history and medical history.
- Ordering appropriate monitoring laboratory values.
- Medical and psychological hospitalizations need to be implemented and possibly followed if appropriate. It is important to note that the individual primary therapists are responsible for the actual assessment and coordination of the hospital admittance. All medical concerns need to be coordinated through the Assistant Medical Director or the Medical Director.
- On-call is another duty of the Registered Psychiatric Nurse-to be available during regular hours and after hours on a regular basis and sharing on-call duties with the Medical Director and other senior, supervisory staff. On-call includes triaging emergency situations and making sure that patients are safe. Situations can include assessing after AWOL, suicidal/homicidal assessment and writing of MHH and familiarity with 27-10 law, assessing substance use, occasionally emergency medications. Also the
- On call doctor/nurse helps with Certifications at the PRTF level
- Conduct Health Screens for new patients that enter Third Way
- M.D. in Psychiatry or Nurse Practitioner specializing in adolescents and children. Two years’ experience and/or training in a psychiatric setting highly valued
- Candidate must have a good understanding of psychotropic medications and their side effects
- Candidate must have developed awareness of various medical conditions, medication interactions or side effects that may affect the health or psychological functioning of a client
- Bilingual preferred but not required
- Ability and willingness to work in face-to face client settings or via video telehealth
- Skills, experience, or vested interest in integrated health care approaches
- Comfort with or willingness to quickly learn various technologies
- The candidate must also possess a current valid Colorado driver’s license, have a clean driving (no DUI/DWAI in the last five years) and criminal record, and have the ability to obtain QMAP, and CPR/First Aid certification. Additionally, the candidate must pass an extensive background and DMV check as well. We follow Federal Drug Screening laws.
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
We have a generous vacation package. This position comes with full benefits including medical, health, dental, vision, 403b w/match, flex, accident, and disability options. As your employer we pay 72.5% of your premiums for health and dental for the first five years. That increases to 90% after your fifth anniversary. We also want to invest in your growth professionally as well as your health, and offer a staff gym that you can use at your leisure. Benefits will start 30 days after your hire date.
As a member of Third Way Center, we take on many roles with our clientele. Empowerment and advocacy are critical in working with youth. It is essential we understand cultural diversity within the milieu, and are willing to learn new skills and attend in-services as needed. We are committed to respecting the dignity of persons served, understanding and enhancing the opportunity for self determination, and improving our youth’s ability in exercising healthy personal choices.