Chicago Behavioral Hospital is a free-standing psychiatrict hospital in Des Plaines, IL seeking a Full-Time and Part-Time Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner coordinates decision making with the psychiatrist, in the assessment, diagnosis, and medication management of psychiatric patients. The hospital serves adolescents, adults, dual-diagnosis, ITU, geriatric and military veterans.
Completes follow up visits after initial assessment is completed Participates in staffings weekly and family sessions as needed
Prescribes pharmacologic interventions as necessary
Reviews all applicable laboratory and diagnostic test results Consults with attending psychiatrist when necessary
Makes referrals for further diagnostic psychological or medical testing as needed
As appropriate, communicates with patients, patients’ families and others to obtain personal and social information pertinent to the patients’ treatment
Prepares documentation in accordance with Chicago Behavioral Hospitals policies and all regulatory and accrediting bodies
Works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans. The team includes psychiatrists, registered nurses, mental health technicians, social workers, therapists and educators
Be able to establish empathy and a person-centered approach to patients
Have the ability to recognize own limitations and respond to difficult situations
Skillfully work in a self-motivated and independent manner
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with team members as well as clients
CBH offers a competitive salary and benefits, including free medical insurance and 401k with employer match.