Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the psychiatrist, the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is responsible for the psychiatric evaluation, treatment, emergency intervention and psychopharmacological treatment of consumers of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Team.

The ARNP works closely with the Leadership Team of the assigned work location. A successful ARNP is knowledgeable, empathetic, respectful, and treats consumers with dignity.

Must be able to work cooperatively with a variety of disciplines, demonstrates leadership and is able to encourage and influence others in a positive, proactive manner. Must be flexible, patient and remain calm in crisis situations.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

• Delivers psychiatric healthcare services to individuals in the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Team program to determine the most appropriate services and level of care required.
• Performs and/or assists in treatment/procedures as ordered by the psychiatrist.
• Accurately assesses client's needs and prioritizes care.
• Develops effective consumer care and treatment plans.
• Documents service provision in an accurate and timely manner.
• Functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team that develops and implements treatment plans and goals for all consumers.
• Prescribes and monitors medications under the supervision of the Medical Director or covering physician.
• Provides tentative diagnosis for acute and chronic psychiatric disorders listed in the DSM-5.
• Interacts with consumers to establish a therapeutic relationship and facilitates achievement of treatment plan goals in accordance with the medical directives contained therein.
• Any other duties as assigned
• The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers
• Willingness to abide by the company’s published rules and regulations
• Any other duties as assigned by leadership


Clinical skills in psychiatric and basic medical/surgical nursing and are fundamental to this position. Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team is vital to satisfactory job performance. Demonstrates skills that ensure safe and effective client care.

Demonstrates a cooperative attitude to problem solving and conflict resolution with all levels of staff and in all interactions with families and outside professionals. Actively collaborates with other Center service programs in implementation of the diversionary efforts to reduce admission to crisis stabilization units. Legible handwriting and good documentation skills are essential.

Good verbal and written communications skills are fundamental to satisfactory job performance. Knowledge of comprehensive or holistic approach to client care is helpful.

Must have a functional knowledge of the Baker and Marchman Acts. Excellent crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills are key to this position. Keeps supervisor advised of any problems, concerns or dissatisfaction related to the delivery of services.

Initiative, accuracy and dependability are important. Must be assertive and have a tenacious work ethic. Must be honest, dependable, well organized detail oriented, and self-directed.

Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.

• Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.
Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
• Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.
Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
• Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice.

Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.


Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.

EDUCATION &EXPERIENCE: Required Certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually.

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LifeStream Behavioral Center
2021-06-06 00:00:00
Lake County
Under the supervision of the psychiatrist, (ARNP) is responsible for the psychiatric evaluation, treatment, emergency intervention and psycho-pharmacologica treatment of consumers of the Assisted Treatment Team.
LifeStream Behavioral Center