| NURSE PRACTITIONER- Per Diem- Weekends in Tucson, AZ


  • Palo Verde Behavioral Health
  • 4948 N Santa Rosa Ave
  • Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Full-Time
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Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH) is a 84 bed private psychiatric facility providing inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric services through treatment programs tailored to our patients needs for the purpose of creating positive outcomes. PVBH will build on the excellent skills of our current Psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors to support these programs.

Mission Statement
The mission of Palo Verde Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of psychiatric patient care through treatment programs focused on improving the lives of our patients and ensuring their experience during their stay supports their road to recovery.

Vision Statement
Palo Verde Behavioral Health will be recognized as the premier regional provider of innovative, compassionate behavioral health services, which enhance the health of our community. We will exceed the expectations of those served, maintain the highest standards, and promote a rewarding work environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible to oversee the quality of care delivered to his/her patients. Asses clinical appropriateness for admission and collaborate with Intake / Admissions regarding potential admissions. Perform psychiatric assessments for individuals under his/her care. Complete documentation necessary to address patients hospitalized under civil commitment statues. Provide individual therapy, family therapy and/or medication management as needed for patients under his/her care. Appropriately request consultations when indicated and provide psychiatric consultations when requested.

Job Requirements



Graduate of an accredited nursing school & Board Certification Preferred ( if seeing Medicare patients) Medicare requires board certification.

Arizona License as a Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN or Psychiatric Mental Health Certified Nurse Specialist Board Certified (PMHCNS-BC) or ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center

Prior experience in a hospital based psychiatric practice and outpatient psychiatric practice preferred

Must maintain active status with medical staff and obey Medical Staff Rules and Regulations.

Maintain current professional license

Where applicable, maintain current liability insurance


Minimum of 2 years experience in mental health

Must be at least 21 years of age and have a current AZ State Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card


Adhere to established hospital and department guidelines and protocols

Demonstrate strong clinical assessment skills and knowledge of crisis intervention procedures and family and group therapy techniques

Must complete all required / mandatory in-services & trainings annually

Patient Care:

Coordinate care with referral sources and other involved professionals

Maintain regular communication with family members as appropriate and return phone calls to professionals and family in a timely manner

Encourage patients to participate fully in all aspects of the treatment program

Educate all patients, whenever possible, about ways to facilitate recovery

Medical Records:

Complete assessments and reports within specified time lines

Chart each relevant contact related to the patient on day of contact

Chart entries should record the patient s response to treatment, current mental status, progress in the program, and need for continued treatment if appropriate

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