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Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Tucson
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH) is a 84 bed private psychiatric facility providing inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric services through treatment programs tailored to our patients needs for the purpose of creating positive outcomes. PVBH will build on the excellent skills of our current Psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors to support these programs. Mission Statement: The mission of Palo Verde Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of psychiatric patient care through treatment programs focused on improving the lives of our patients and ensuring their experience during their stay supports their road to recovery. Vision Statement: Palo Verde Behavioral Health will be recognized as the premier regional provider of innovative, compassionate behavioral health services, which enhance the health of our community. We will exceed the expectations of those served, maintain the highest standards, and promote a rewarding work environment. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible to oversee the quality of care delivered to his/her patients. Assess clinical appropriateness for admission and collaborate with Intake / Admissions regarding potential admissions. Perform psychiatric assessments for individuals under his/her care. Complete documentation necessary to address patients hospitalized under civil commitment statues. Provide individual therapy, family therapy and/or medication management as needed for patients under his/her care. Appropriately request consultations when indicated and provide psychiatric consultations when requested.


  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • Board Certification Preferred (if seeing Medicare patients) Medicare requires board certification.
  • Arizona License as a Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN or Psychiatric Mental Health Certified Nurse Specialist - Board Certified (PMHCNS-BC) or ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Prior experience in a hospital based psychiatric practice and outpatient psychiatric practice preferred
  • Must maintain active status with medical staff and obey Medical Staff Rules and Regulations.
  • Maintain current professional license
  • Where applicable, maintain current liability insurance
  • Current AZ State Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in mental healthJOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Coordinate care with referral sources and other involved professionals
    • Maintain regular communication with family members as appropriate
    • Return phone calls to professionals and family in a timely manner
    • Encourage patients to participate fully in all aspects of the treatment program
    • Educate all patients, whenever possible, about ways to facilitate recovery
    • Follow safety practices as outlined in Palo Verde Behavioral Health policies and procedures
    • Follow the protocol and guidelines of the inpatient phase program and other formal treatment programs
    • Help patients benefit from their insurance by timely completion of all paperwork, returning phone calls, and actively participating in utilization management
    • Complete assessments and reports within specified time lines
    • Chart each relevant contact related to the patient on day of contact
    • Chart entries should record the patient's response to treatment, current mental status, progress in the program, and need for continued treatment if appropriateOne of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Tucson , NURSE PRACTITIONER, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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