Job scope:  Serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing diagnostic and medication services to adult patients in MH Outpatient.

Education/licensure: Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Licensed to practice medicine in Texas issued by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners; Certificate for Texas Controlled Substances Registration issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety; Certificate for Controlled Substances Registration issued by the U. S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington; and current valid driver's license in state of residence.

Experience/Knowledge: Familiar with current psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.  Competence in prescribing medications with knowledge of New Generation medications, side effects, and drug interactions.  Ability to enhance a positive team working relationships.

Physical requirements that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of the job:

Ability and strength to sit, bend, and reach during an 8 to 10 hour day.  Able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds.  Sensory acuity sufficient to evaluate, treats, and monitors patient needs and maintains accurate records.  Fine motor skills sufficient to legibly document and communicate.  Routine 8 to 10 hour shifts with weekends off.