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Nurse Practitioner

Date Posted:  Apr 26, 2022
Requisition ID:  349844

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.


Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.


Richmond State Hospital offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, chaplain services, family therapy and education, group psycho-education, rehabilitation therapies, and patient employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. RSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.


About the Job:

As the Nurse Practitioner, you will be responsible for being a member of the professional medical staff at a state operated facility. In this position, you will perform advanced practice nursing in primary health care including patient health history, physical exams, diagnostic studies and establish diagnosis for short term common acute or chronic conditions without physician direction. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Perform patient health history, physical exams and establish diagnosis. 
  • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies. 
  • Perform invasive procedures and therapeutic/corrective measures. 
  • Refer patients to appropriate health care providers. 
  • Prescribe medication and treatment within practice guidelines. 
  • Provide initial emergency care such as CPR and alerts appropriate emergency providers. 
  • Provide consultation through collaboration with a variety of health care professionals. 
  • Lead and direct nursing staff in the design, coordination, and evaluation of research to improve clinical practice and delivery of health care for patients. 
  • Direct or participate in the oversight and application of and quality research assurance projects. 
  • Develop educational programs for individual patients and patient groups appropriate to health problems, level of functioning, emotional needs, and patient characteristics. 
  • Maintain accurate records to reflect and assume accountability for clinical decisions and actions. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must hold a current Nurse Practitioner license from the State of Indiana. 
  • Must hold a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) specific to the State of Indiana. 
  • Ability to apply conceptual theory-based knowledge to manage patient’s health care status and assure optimal care of patients. 
  • Specialized knowledge of, and the ability to utilize, the full range of accepted professional nursing principles and practices within in-patient care. 
  • Working knowledge of psychology relative to handling and caring for mentally disabled patients and those with abnormal mental and behavioral patterns as provided in nursing education. 
  • Possess a high degree of skill in providing patient care and in reacting effectively in emergency situations. 
  • Ability to communicate with patients regarding medical and nursing procedures and patient conditions. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interpret, give, and follow directions. 
  • Ability to develop and apply nursing care plans and provide guidance to staff nurses. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana