Psychiatric nurse practitioners provide medication assessment and management services for South Lane Mental Health’s large, rural client population from ages 12 years old through adulthood.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) work collaboratively with counseling and social work team members in a strengths-based, team approach. After counselors complete a thorough mental health assessment, PMHNPs assess medication needs in hour-long appointments with patients who believe medications may help in their treatment. To the greatest extent possible, South Lane Mental Health PMHNPs attempt to be conservative in their prescribing practices.
Compensation is competitive. On-call responsibilities are very limited, and PMHNPs work four days per week with a high degree of independence. The PMHNP works as an autonomous practitioner within the scope of their practice and within guidelines provided by Oregon State Board of Nursing practice statutes.