• Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

    Job Locations US-CT-Bridgeport
    Nurse Practitioner (NP/PA)
  • Overview

    HealthDrive Behavioral Health Services is currently seeking a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, to work Full-Time/Part-Time (3-5 Days per Week), in Bridgeport, CT.


    Competitive Base Salary with Bonus Structure - Potential Earnings of $150,000+


    HealthDrive Behavioral Health delivers on-site Behavioral Health services to residents in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and out-patient clinics. These services directly impact the quality of daily life for the deserving residents we serve. HealthDrive connects patients in need of vital healthcare to medical providers committed to dignity and excellence. 


    HealthDrive is the only integrated healthcare provider with a dedicated regulatory affairs department as well as state-of-the-art EMR for computer generated progress notes, comprehensive patient care solutions, census audit reporting and visit summaries. We provide on-site, dignified medical care for the very deserving elderly patients residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and clinics. 


    We are currently searching for a dynamic nurse practitioner/physician assistant to join our inpatient geriatric psychiatric clinical team. This person serves as an integral part of our mental health program, and will collaborate with physicians, social work, nursing, PT/OT, and support staff to provide high quality services to patients.  



    Essential Functions:

    • Assess current psychiatric status.
    • Review all current regular and prn medications, labs, x-rays and any other pertinent data.
    • Monitor psychiatric medications for effectiveness, response of patient, usage of prns and side effects. Inform patients of potential side effects of psychiatric medications.
    • Monitor the tapering of psychiatric medications according to federal regulations.
    • Recommend nursing and, when appropriate, behavioral interventions to nursing staff. Develop behavior plans as needed.
    • Oversee the treatment of a designated caseload of patients. Work with the health-care team (psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, etc.) to ensure quality patient care. Provide education and updates to families as necessary.
    • Collaborate with nursing staff if a significant change in status occurs on an ongoing basis.
    • Ensure that each psychiatric medication has an appropriate, corresponding diagnosis.


    Education and Qualifications:

    • MS/MSN from an accredited college/university
    • Current State Professional License
    • Valid Driver’s License.  


    • Prior behavioral health experience. Inpatient psychiatric experience highly desirable.
    • Excellent communication skills with patients, families, and staff.
    • Provide clinical leadership when necessary.
    • Ability to use email, the internet and to learn other healthcare related software.



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