The scope of practice of the Nurse Practitioner shall be evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in the hospital program. In particular, the treatments offered consist of insight, cognitive and supportive psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, health teaching, case management, discharge planning, and the prescribing of medication.
Our Staff Psychiatrist assumes responsibility for the admission, continuing care, and discharge of patients. Provides leadership to the multi-disciplinary treatment team, and participates in performance improvement and other activities as directed by the Senior Psychiatrist.
The Psychiatrist will work in the Lawrence outpatient site. The Psychiatrist helps patients by evaluating medical conditions, developing and implementing treatment plans, and evaluating treatment results.
Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.