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Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Part Time/Flexible Hours!)
Job Code:2019-254
FT/PT Status:Regular Part Time
Summary of Responsibilities:

This position allows flexible hours, working in a dynamic environment with an established nursing department!

The part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner’s (ANP) primary responsibilities include overseeing the medical aspects of psychiatric care of youth in the behavioral health residential treatment program. This includes but not limited to meeting monthly with each youth in residential programming, providing psychopharmacologic management as needed, ordering and interpreting lab results and other diagnostic studies, coordinating and integrating multidisciplinary services for clients with complex psychiatric problems, performing or recommending age-appropriate screening procedures, advocating for psychiatric-mental health clients and their families, providing occasional family psychiatric-mental health education, participating in plan of care meetings and signing required documentation, and evaluating patient’s response to plan of care providing recommendations the team.

The part time ANP is familiar with and adheres to standards and regulations as set forth by the agency, Office of Children’s Services, Residential Licensing, Department of Behavioral Health, the Joint Commission and Medicaid. They ensure quality measures and effective up to date documentation of client encounters are maintained. The part time ANP duties are carried out in accordance with AK Child & Family policies, mission, core values, philosophy of care, and the principles of the agency’s Sanctuary treatment model certification. The part time ANP also assumes additional duties as assigned.

*All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives. “AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is a non-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community. We expect all of our employees, families and students to learn, understand and implement this model as part of their daily responsibilities and commitment to the culture of this agency.”


Supervision and Coordination of Services:

The employee collaborates with the Medical Director for nursing/medical oversight and with the Chief Clinical Officer for programmatic and administrative support. The direct supervisor of the employee is the Chief Clinical Officer.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children/youth and their families as well as collaboratively with the Treatment Team. Knowledge/familiarity of Trauma Responsive Care practices, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), and the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) model is preferred. They must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. They are required to hold a valid Alaska Driver’s license. Verification of degree and a copy of the part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner license and endorsements/certifications is required. The part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner is also required to demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse/and or special needs population.

Education and experience: 
1. Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Alaska, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner preferred.
2. Current certification by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
3. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification is required. 
4.Current and valid license endorsement issued (including a DEA registration number) by the State of Alaska Board of Nursing authorizing the part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner to prescribe legend drugs, control medications, and Behavioral Health Medication Management and Assessment skills. 
5. Experience working with SED youth in a trauma responsive environment.
6. Have certification in psychiatric care, or comparable experience.

Physical Demands:

The part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner must be able to: drive and transport students in AK Child & Family vehicles; efficiently access AK Child & Family and community buildings for meetings and agency activities in order to perform all job responsibilities; move quickly throughout living unit and outdoor area in order to monitor/supervise student activities if needed, legibly produce reports regarding students; transport self within the Anchorage Borough to meet with schools, families, and other involved parties if needed.