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AdventHealth Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health - PMHNP in Killeen, Texas


Nurse Practitioner – Mental Health - AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity


Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time – Days


You Will Be Responsible For:

Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Central Texas’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork

Assessment of patient health status through physical exam reviews patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures, and review labs and other critical data.

Assess, diagnose, treat, perform routine physicals (athletic, WIC, etc…)

Determines patient and family needs during initial assessment, provides services in accordance with hospital and clinic health services policies.

Consults with supervising physician when needed regarding treatment plan

Recognizes and identifies life threatening situations, responding with immediate action according to protocol

Reviews all lab tests and consults with supervising physician on abnormalities

Assures that adequate patient records are maintained and reviewed by supervising physician

When applicable, follows hospital/clinic protocol and physician orders regarding use of restraints

Utilizes referral services when needed

Identifies the need of the patient and discusses plan of care with patient and/or family

Consults with supervising physician and social worker to determine sources to refer patient. Arranges for or refers patients to needed services that cannot be provided in the hospital and clinic setting.

Communicates to the patient and/or family necessary actions needed to be taken to obtain desired results

Teach and provide preventative care, including instructing patients during routine evaluations on importance of preventative health care (i.e. Individual and/or group therapy and medication management follow-up)

Involves patient and/or family in development of realistic, specific and measurable short-term and long-term goals

Participates in health lectures for community groups and various health fair functions through the year

Evaluates plan of treatments and modifies based on changes in patient’s condition as determined during follow-up appointments

Actively participates in continuous quality improvement

Documents patient’s needs, ability to manage continuing care needs, any teaching performed and referrals

Attend medical rounds and treatment team meetings if needed; coordinate treatment plan with other caregivers

Write and/or dictate progress notes, procedure notes, history, and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical staff policies.

Evaluate the processes and outcomes to enhance the delivery of excellent, cost-effective healthcare.

Oversight of regulated data reporting as assigned. Participates with the supervising physician in a periodic review of patient records.


What You Will Need:

  • Nurse Practitioner - the PMHNP is certified in Psychiatric Mental Health nursing practice by post-basic education, training, and experience in accordance with Texas statutes.  The PMHNP practices with signed protocols submitted to the State Board of Nursing.
  • American Heart Association certifications: BLS
  • Nurse Practitioner - must have successfully completed undergraduate and Master’s level-nursing programs from an accredited school of nursing and passed state boards.
    • All Individuals in this position must have state of Texas license or a license from a qualifying compact state.
  • Minimum 1 years of clinically relevant Psychiatric medicine experience
  • Nurse Practitioner: Current, valid State of Texas Board of Nursing Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license
  • National Nurse Practitioner certification by either:
  • the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or
  • the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or become certified within five (5) years of completion of master’s degree.
  • And, as applicable:
  • the National Certification Corporation (NCC)


Job Summary:

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner role will engage in direct psychiatric services to provide screening, evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications. Appropriate credentialing will be necessary prior to independent procedure practice on patients as governed by the credentialing office, as well as the confidence of the supervising physician.  Delivery of patient care will be conducted in collaboration with the supervising physician and referring physicians including, but not limited to, physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health, write prescriptions, and assist the supervising physician.

Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  Under administrative guidance and physician supervision, will provide comprehensive services for patients and their families.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.