Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Psychiatry Opportunity

ID: 3132 (23760812)
Location: MI - US
Practice Type: Hospital
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Contact: Doc Opps    Call: 7343432300
Posted: 01/23/2023


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for an experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit located in Chelsea, Michigan.

The selected candidate will provide psychiatric care to patients on the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit to whom they are assigned. They will provide inpatient consultations to patients on other hospital units, as requested. The candidate will also participate in weekend and holiday rounds rotation, as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Patient assignment includes managing medication, collaboration with nursing and therapists around patient care and discharge planning, family meetings, and communication with the patient's PCP and outpatient treatment team.
  • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participates in their resolution.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
  • Understands legal issues that affect treatment, including but not limited to: child custody, divorce laws, child/adult abuse, duty to warn, recipient rights policies and procedures, alternative treatment orders (ATO's), and the commitment process for inpatient hospitalization.
  • Maintains knowledge to perform the duties of the job. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management
  • Demonstrates self-directed learning
  • Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies
  • Identifies and assists in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation, and maintenance of the environment
  • Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)
  • Promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork
  • Demonstrates ability to give theoretical explanation for medical care
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications used with the patient population
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate the physiology of various treatment modalities
  • Demonstrates diagnostic skills
  • Formulates/revises treatment plans and goals with physician consultation
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize goals, using competent medical judgment
  • Maintains/revises patient medication plan, following established protocols, after physician consultation
  • Demonstrates ability to manage high-risk situations
  • Monitors diagnostic results and reviews with the physician
  • Maintains communication with referring physicians
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently, flexibly, and self-critically
  • Meets with patients/family members to provide detailed explanation of the treatment plan
  • Coordinates the discharge process, giving input to the treatment team
  • Practices within the scope of the Michigan PA/NP License
  • Maintains documentation in the medical record, following hospital standards
  • Dictates discharge summaries for final review by the medical director or his designee
  • Completes medication reconciliation sheet at discharge

Interested candidates will hold a current unrestricted NP or PA license in the State of Michigan as well as a current unrestricted DEA license in the State of Michigan. Recent experience as an APP in a psychiatric setting is required.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Saint Joseph Mercy Chelsea.


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea offers a highly competitive salary and generous benefits package to employed physicians including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Vacation
  • CME
  • Relocation


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC), a member of seven-hospital Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

Located in Chelsea, Michigan, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. SJMC attracts more than 300 physicians in almost all disciplines, with leading edge technology, including the largest and strongest MRI in Michigan. SJMC employs more than 1,050 full and part-time staff members. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMC reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea has been providing high-quality health care to patients for more than 35 years. We provide excellent doctors, friendly staff, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and a peaceful setting for our patients. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our communities by combining the best of small town values with national standards of health care excellence.

For more information on St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, visit COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Chelsea, Michigan - is a small city in Washtenaw County located just 11 miles west of Ann Arbor and within 30 minutes west of Detroit. Washtenaw County is situated in southeastern Michigan and is comprised of five cities: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea and Milan.

Over the years, Chelsea has evolved into a diverse community, with a mixture of housing, employment and industry, but yet has retained its small town charm and character. The Village of Chelsea was incorporated as a City in 2004 and has retained its individual identity as a unique community. Chelsea is a thriving community and offers plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment, and local activities. In addition, Chelsea is rich in history and offers an excellent place to live, work, and raise a family.

For more information on Chelsea, visit About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities - including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at (click on the Apply button to request more info about the job) or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.