Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric/Mental Health NP, Kirtland AFB, NM

ERP International, LLC - Albuquerque, NM


ERP International is seeking a Psychiatric/Mental Health certified Nurse Practitioner for a full-time position in support of the 377th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM. Apply online today and discover more about this outstanding employment opportunity.

Be the Best!Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense job satisfaction and pride ERP Employees have in caring for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!

* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays!

* FREE Medical/Dental/Vision and Health Savings Account available!

* Company Paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance!

* Matching 401K!

* Annual CME Stipend!

* Malpractice Insurance Provided!

About ERP International, LLC: ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide. ERP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran.

Work Schedule:

Normal schedule is Monday - Friday, 9 hours between 6:00am and 5:30pm, with a one hour lunch.

No weekends or holidays!

Job Specific Position Duties: The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide a full range of nurse practitioner services in accordance with privileges granted by the credentials committee (e.g., completes comprehensive/psychiatric mental health assessments, diagnosis, crisis intervention and safety planning, short-term individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy and medication prescription as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and monitoring for acute and chronic psychiatric illnesses).
  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric mental health care to the adult military population, retirees, and their significant others between the ages of 18 and 65.
  • Interviews patients and/or significant others to obtain and document clear, logical and concise psychiatric and health history. Performs physical assessment as indicated.
  • Formulates treatment plans both independently, and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Develops treatment plans that sets goals to meet identified mental health needs, evaluates responses to intervention, reviews treatment plans and reevaluates as necessary according to applicable regulations.
  • Prescribes medication from the approved facility formulary. Instructs patients in the proper use, side effects and efficacy of prescribed medications within the scope of practice.
  • Orders and monitors the appropriate lab studies and/or radiological studies to assist in competent and safe diagnoses and to substantiate medical intervention. Persists in close follow-up of any abnormal findings with appropriate physician referral.
  • Coordinates the inpatient/outpatient aspect of patient care when appropriate, including coordination with other health care providers, family members and duty section.
  • Provides mental health consultation to the health care facility staff and mental health services to patients and significant others.
  • Promotes population based primary mental health care and disease prevention through direct patient care management and consultation in primary care optimization settings.
  • Completes evaluations, consultations, and referrals appropriately. Requests consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
  • Communicates, collaborates, and works effectively with clients, families and healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate and coordinated multidisciplinary patient evaluation and treatment.
  • Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
  • Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
  • Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decisionmaking and process improvement.
  • Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Serve as a role model and consultant to staff in the provision of psychiatric care, education, and research.
  • Support institutional and departmental visions, goals, philosophies, and objectives.
  • Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains and evaluates data through interview techniques.
  • Recommends disposition of psychiatric cases.
  • Advises on problems related to mental health and prevention of mental disorders.
  • Serves as medical and psychiatric consultant to other mental health staff and programs. Will specifically assist the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT) in performing lab orders, reviews, and ongoing compliance checks via lab work if there is not a qualified active duty member in the flight credentialed to do so.
  • Advises on kind and quantity of psychiatric supplies and equipment.
  • Provide walk-in coverage/emergency evaluation, transfer/coordination of higher level of care as needed, and timely termination of patients from treatment.
  • Maintain documentation and administrative standards as established by the Mental Health Flight to include adherence with high interest list procedures, tracking and followup on patient admissions and discharges from higher levels of care, and completing notes

within designated timeframes (3 business days for standard encounters, 24 hours for high interest encounters, and same day for personnel reliability program members).

  • Participates in military specific training and performs specialty evaluations (e.g., training to perform Command Directed Evaluations, Medical Evaluations Board, security clearances, Military Training Instructor clearances, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress). * Provide training to other staff in the areas of expertise.
  • Consults with legal authorities, military commanders and school districts, as required.
  • In the event that a qualified active duty psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner is not present or available, will perform duties of the flight Medical Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Education: MSN

*Experience: Minimum 1 year experience practicing independently as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner within the past 2 years.

* Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted NP license from any state.

* Clinical Certification: Must be certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by ANCC.

* Life Support Certification: Maintain BLS.

* Security: Must possess ability to pass a Government background check/security clearance.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: 1 year (Required)


  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by ANCC (Preferred)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse / NP (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Nursing Degree:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Relocation Assistance Provided:

  • Yes