The average salary of a(n) Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Fullerton, California is $114,279.
Provides for the mental health care needs of patients, under indirect supervision of a Psychiatrist, through advanced assessment and identification of health states including abnormal conditions, diagnosing, treatment, and evaluation. Provides direct clinical services for psychiatric patients according to established protocols, and utilizes evidence-based clinical practice standards under the supervision of the supervising Physician. Typically requires a master's degree in nursing, licensure as a Registered Nurse, and graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Post master's advanced training and certification in psychiatry is also required. Functions independently to perform individual assessments, diagnostic functions, specialized risk assessments, and make critical decisions regarding a wide variety of health situations, including high risk and crisis situations. Obtains patient health histories and completes examinations. Orders, performs, and interprets lab and diagnostic imaging studies. Diagnoses and treats acute health problems. Provides health maintenance, screenings, and referrals. Provides counseling to promote healthy lifestyles and arranges consultations and referrals. Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals as needed. Documents examination results, noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings, and ensures accuracy of notes on patient medical records. Explains the necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, patient's family, or staff. Performs approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient's clinical status. Adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Prescribes, manages, and supervises medication treatment for psychiatric conditions. Provides quality assurance review. Maintains established policies and procedures, safety, and infection control standards. May serve in a teaching capacity or may supervise clinical and support staff in patient care activities. May diagnose, manage treatment, and monitor acute or chronic conditions. Less
Provides for the mental health care needs of patients, under indirect supervision of a Psychiatrist, through advanced assessment and identification of health states including abnormal conditions, diagnosing, treatment, and evaluation. Provides direct clinical services for psychiatric patients according to established... More