Nurse Practitioner - Nursing Home Mental Health Job

Full Job Title: Nursing Home Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Needed in Central Missouri

Job Number: 17013564

Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain

Location: Mexico, MO

Schedule: Full Time, Varied



The Opportunity

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain has an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our Geriatric Behavioral Program which provides coverage in Jefferson City, Mexico and outlying communities via outreach and telehealth. The incoming Nurse Practitioner will work in various nursing homes in the area to establish care and medication management. The incoming nurse practitioner will work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. Responsible for delivery of age appropriate care for assigned adult and geriatric patients with a wide variety of behavioral health needs. On occasion, the nurse practitioner who functions primarily in the LTC home and telehealth setting, may be required to perform some coordination of inpatient care and facilitate discharges and outpatient follow up. The ideal psychiatric clinic nurse practitioner should have a strong foundation in evidenced based practice and education. Would also be responsible for ensuring adherence to clinical pathways and protocols and ensures an environment of safe quality care. The incoming nurse practitioner would demonstrate an advanced level of medical/behavioral and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, provides exceptional customer service to our referral sources and takes responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation.

The Hospital

As a member of SSM Health Care, a faith-based health care system operating in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain is a 49-bed hospital with a medical staff representing over twenty specialties. The hospital has a state of the art cancer center, heart center, sleep diagnostic center, and a network of 11 primary-care clinics.

  • Security of employment with a long-term health organization
  • $7,500 retention bonus available
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Epic EHR throughout the entire SSM Health system

The Community

Mexico, population 12,500, is called the "Main Street of the Midwest" with its perfect combination of small-town charm and style. There are an abundance of local businesses, artsy boutiques, and a variety of cultural offerings in the community. Mexico is the seat of Audrain County, Missouri. Its school system is well regarded and is also close to three respected universities including the University of Missouri, Westminster College, and William Woods University. In addition to a strong education system, Mexico is a safe and friendly community with a stable economy, diverse employer base, and low cost of living. It is located just 40 minutes from Columbia, Missouri, 1.5 hours from St. Louis and 2 hours from Kansas City.



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