Nurse Practitioner-General

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description


This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by the ARNP (Nurse Practitioner) who assists with clinical care, education and direction of the Family Counseling/Outpatient Psychiatry program. The ARNP works in collaboration with a physician and other team members to provide care to patients and their families.

Job/Position Specific Duties

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Performs and documents complete, system-focused, and/or symptom specific physical and psychosocial examination.
Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, performing, interpreting, and supervising in the assessment process.
Prescribes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions in collaboration with the supervising physician.
Assists with the management of the plan of care through the evaluation, modification, and documentation according to the patient's response to therapy, change in condition, and to therapeutic interventions to optimize patient outcomes.
Assesses the needs of families and caregivers.
Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to make clinical judgments and decisions about appropriate recommendations and treatments.
Initiates appropriate referrals and performs consultations.
Demonstrates leadership of the health care team through teaching, coaching, and supporting to advance plan of care.
Maintains current knowledge regarding state and federal regulations impacting ARNP practice.

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Completes psychiatric diagnostic interview examination in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.
Provides individual psychotherapy to patients in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, including medical evaluation and management services.
Provides pharmacological management, including prescription, use, and review of medication to patients in the outpatient setting.
Participates in formal and informal education provided to other health professionals and the general public to promote awareness of mental health issues and current best practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to apply critical analytic thought to patient care.

Ability to assist physicians and nursing staff with all procedures.

Strong leadership qualities.

Exceptional communication skills.

Strong commitment to excellence.

Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred

Proven experience in the evaluation and management of patients in specialty area required.

Education-Required vs. Preferred

Special training in a medical specialty area preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Currently licensed to practice as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of Iowa required.

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday




Frequent = 34-66% of workday





Repetitive motion


Occasional = 33% or less of workday











Physical Demand Requirements

Light: Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Employment Type

Full Time, Day/Evening, 7a to 7p - three days per week