Eating Disorder Psychiatric Advanced Practice Practitioner Job

Children's Health - Advanced Practice Careers

Job Number: 51450

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 3-15-2017


Children's Health is looking to add an Advanced Practice Practitioner to our Eating Disorder progam at our Plano, Texas, location. We are looking for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who is passionate about working with this population of children and adolescents.

Our APP is an integral prt of the multidisciplinary treatment team, managing their own case load of patients throughout the continuum of care and participating in the care of the rest of the patients in the milieu as needed. Care consists of providing treatment to patients in the Eating Disorders program with medical and mental health needs that require specialized treatment. Patients on this unit may include but are not limited to those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, avoidant restrictive disorder, suicidality, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders.

Applicants must be comfortable with:

  • feeding tubes and feeding regimens
  • management of IV and IV fluids
  • DSM-V diagnosis
  • psychotropic medications
  • management of bloodwork abnormailities
  • collaboration with medical subspecialists when needed.

Applicants must:

  • (Nurse Practitioner) have an active Texas RN license and Texas APN recognition
  • (Nurse Practitioner) have certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • (Physician Assistant) be recognized by the Texas Medical Board
  • (Physician Assistant) have national certification as a Physician Assistant
  • (ALL) have a DEA license
  • (ALL) have current BLS certification
  • (ALL) Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PPMAB)

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