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Company: Sevita
Location: Austin, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Texas MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network provides services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs.

OUR MISSION AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS  

The MENTOR Network is a mission-based organization dedicated to providing high quality services to those we serve. Therefore, to deliver on our mission, The MENTOR Network expects every employee to perform his or her job first and foremost in accordance with the Company's mission.


The MENTOR Network's mission is to offer adults, children, and their family innovative, quality care, services and supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges they face. We are a mission-based organization, and we expect every employee to perform his or her job first and foremost in accordance with the Company's mission.
 

SUMMARY


The MENTOR Network is a leading specialized healthcare provider founded in 1980 and is a diversified national company offering an array of quality care services in 37 states and employing approximately 30,000 people. The MENTOR Network is launching a Whole Health Care model (physical + behavioral + cultural + social + spiritual) to meet the needs of the individuals served in on-site clinics, virtual and mobile methodologies integrated with social, community, rehabilitative services and long term supports. The Whole Health Care model paving the way for the future of health care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).


The Whole Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides psychiatric care to patients under the direction of a physician per State of Texas regulations. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Observes and evaluates individuals served, and records condition and reaction to medications, treatments, and significant incidents incorporating a whole person model (medical, behavioral, social, cultural and spiritual) in collaboration and coordination with other whole health team members.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below:

  • Evaluates individual health care status of individuals served (including eliciting patient history of the whole person including medical, behavioral, social, cultural and spiritual aspects), performance of physical examination, ordering of screening and diagnostic tests, and risk assessment.
  • Interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and interpret individual served clinical problems and health care needs to establish a diagnosis. Records findings, and formulates plan in collaboration with other whole health team members and prognosis, based on individual's condition.
  • Discusses case with physician and other whole health team members to prepare comprehensive individual care plan. Submits health care plan and goals of individual served for periodic review and evaluation by physician.
  • Monitors the individual's response to therapy/medication and revises the plan, as indicated, with particular attention to education and counseling and empowerment of self-care and living the healthiest life. Cares for the individual served within the context of the individual's life and culture.
  • Ensures that current and complete medical records and reports are in accordance with regulatory and corporate standards, including medication administration records and physician's orders.
  • Educates individuals served and/or caregivers and families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
  • Recommends medications and/or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  • Administers prescribed medications according to established guidelines and approved nursing techniques. Provides documentation for all medications given.
  • Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve individual care and/or related systems.
  • Performs other related duties and activities as required.


Minimum Knowledge and Skills required


Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in nursing
  • Three years related experience

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • Current state RN license.
  • Successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program and current approval by the joint Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Nursing to perform medical acts.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category:

  • Job requires performance of duties that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are an expectation of employment.

Other Requirements:

  • Travel as needed

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.



AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined on a case by case basis via the interactive process.




The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services. At The MENTOR Network, our core values—Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Growth—and the behaviors that define them, guide how we interact with each other and how we approach our work. As an organization of people serving people in nearly 40 states, you'll have opportunities from coast to coast. 


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets   


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