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Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry-Willoughby, Ohio

Willoughby, Ohio
Job Type
6 Mar 2023


Reporting to Chief Medical Officer, and under the direction of the site-level Associate Medical Director, and the organization’s Medical Director of Psychiatry, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Signature Health Inc. provides compassionate, supportive, patient-centered psychiatric medical care to our patients. Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works diligently to help improve the daily lives of our patients by providing evaluations/consultations, diagnosis, monitoring of progress, and pharmacologic and other appropriate psychological health treatment services.  Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with Signature Health staff, including our primary care physicians, counselors, case managers, and other outside sources to provide quality holistic care for our patients.



  • Providing ongoing consultation and management for assigned patients as requested or as necessary in accordance with accepted standards of psychiatric practice.

  • Providing psychiatric services on the days and at the times established and scheduled by Signature Health. Our expectation is that the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner’s schedule will be maximized during his/her clinical schedule in order to best serve all our clients in need and to maximize access to services for new clients. This may include providing services on a same-day basis or providing care to patients using a walk-in service model.

  • Utilizing the electronic medical records system to timely and accurately fulfill all administrative responsibilities attendant to his/her performance of direct patient care, including but not limited to, entry and completion of progress notes detailing all patient encounters, services provided and treatment plans recommended; electronic order entry of medications and diagnostic tests; and other required documentation in accordance with the policies and procedures of Signature Health and/or other relevant accrediting or regulatory bodies. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner must ensure compliance with Signature Health's note completion policy.

  • Preparing and attend to all reports, claims, and correspondence (including email) necessary or appropriate to the performance of the professional services. Email is a regular form of communication within Signature Health and therefore prompt response, generally a response within 24 hours (or sooner as medically/business appropriate) is required.

  • Referring patients to other services within the agency, other physicians, including specialists and other health care providers, when and if needed.

  • Maintaining competence in his/her area of specialty by attending professional conventions or seminars as well as participating in educational activities offered by professional societies on a reasonable basis.

  • Providing coverage when other physician employees/contractors are unavailable due to vacations, holidays, illness, other personal or professional absences, or as required by Signature Health.

  • Being available to take calls as assigned by the Agency.

  • Reporting incidents timely, including major unusual incidents, and other information required to appropriate governmental authorities and as required for Agency reporting.

  • Participating in Agency required quality assurance, peer review, compliance, and credentialing/privileging activities.

  • Attending administrative meetings, as needed.

  • Serving as a collaborating physician, as needed, and/or may provide supervision to Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, residents, interns or others.

  • Performing other duties assigned by the Agency from time to time that are commensurate with professional services normally and customarily performed by a physician.

  • Following all policies and procedures of the Agency, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws, regulations and security requirements.

  • Promoting the professional practice of the Agency.

  • Decision Making Authority: In providing physician services, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will exercise independent medical judgment consistent with approved methods and practices in his/her specialty and in the best interest of the patients. All other activities are to be conducted with the consultation and assistance of the Medical Director.  At all appropriate times, treatment activities should be performed as a team function.

  • Comply with all agency policies and procedures. 

  • Maintain all aspects of HIPAA, promoting patient confidentiality and right to privacy.

  • May be required to perform telehealth services as determined by Signature Health.

  • Adherence and completion of compliance training provided by Signature Health. 

  • Responsible for and completes all productivity/documentation requirements.

  • Participate in all assigned staff meetings and staff development programs.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Ohio Licensed Advance Practice Nurse.

  • Certificate To Prescribe

  • Current certification by a nationally accredited professional nursing organization such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

  • Graduation from an accredited university with a background in science, including a BA or BS in Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology, Public Health, Behavioral Science, or a similar degree

  • Current DEA registration

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center preferred

  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records

  • Self-disciplined, energetic, passionate, innovative

  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift


  • Requires ability to use routine office equipment such as a computer and telephone.

  • Requires ability to comprehend both oral and written communications.

  • HIPAA Classification: Unrestricted Access: A workforce member with unrestricted access will have full access to patient’s protected health information, including the patient’s entire medical record, for patient care purposes

  • Requires sufficient near-vision to be able to read documents and computer screen..

  • Requires ability to work flexible hours to meet the job requirements.

  • Ability lift up to 50 pounds

  • Requires long periods of sitting, telephone, and computer work.


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