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STG International Advanced Practitioner - Mental Health: Hopkinsville, Kentucky in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

STGi is actively seeking a qualified Mental Health-Advanced Provider to provide services at our Hopkinsville, KY CBOC.

The APRN working in an integrated care setting functions differently than providers working in general or subspecialty mental health. In PCMHI, the APRN is part of a primary care team and functions in a consultative as well as direct treatment role. While PCMHI is primarily a population-based approach focusing on uncomplicated mental health conditions commonly encountered in primary care, the addition of a psychiatric APRN allows for co-management of more complex conditions when indicated. It is critical that the psychiatric APRN in PCMHI has a broad base of knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the wide variety of mental illnesses that may be encountered in the population. The psychiatric APRN is a key member of the overall mental health team and serves a critical role in the continuum of care. The role and responsibilities of the psychiatric/mental health advanced practice registered nurse includes mental health screening and evaluation, comprehensive mental health assessment, differential mental health diagnosis, formulation of a treatment plan, psychotherapy interventions, psychobiological interventions, case management activities, clinical supervisory activities, mental health promotion activities, and preventive interventions. Duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • Provides ongoing support to other PACT members. While primary care providers often provide routine medication initiation and management, in many instances it may be preferable for the psychiatric APRN to initiate medication and either treat to target or support PCP continuation of medication, either directly or by supervision of care management.

  • Performs direct in-person or virtual face to face assessment and treatment when indicated. This assessment includes a mental status examination and DSM diagnosis.

  • Communicates frequent with other primary care staff and attends primary care service meetings.

  • Provides chart-based consultation, including E-consults as needed/requested.

  • Maintains availability for informal and "curbside" consults as needed by PACT members. Ensures ongoing availability for urgent or emergent situations.

  • Provides diagnostic clarification when needed.

  • Routinely attends PACT huddles for informal consultation and education of the team. - Offers and provides formal education sessions as desired by other team members.

Required Skills

  • United States Citizenship

  • English Language Proficiency

  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN ( ) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE ( ). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

    Preferred Experience: A PCMHI APRN can be either a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist who has current board certification as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner or psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialist from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or another nationally recognized certifying body. The APRN must also have prescriptive authority from state of licensure.

STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission.STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.

STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Required Experience

Medical Corps - 60J, 60L, 61F, 61H, 61N, 61R,62B

Medical Specialist Corps - 65B, 65C, 65D

Nurse Corps - 66B,66H, 66P

Medical Service Corps – 67G, 67J

Medical CMF – 68A, 68B, 68E, 68F, 68G, 68J, 68Q, 68R, 68S, 68T, 68W, 68X, 68Y