There has been a shift in health care delivery from traditional inpatient hospital-based approaches to a range of residential and community-based delivery systems for the treatment of mental illnesses. This shift has fostered a greater emphasis on rehabilitative approaches that promote patient education and skill development designed for improved self-care. With these newer approaches to health care, patients can learn and practice self-care skills, including safe self-management of their medication, setting goals for treatment, and seeking care for any medical problems as they arise. Our conceptual framework is based on wholeness. We describe the person as body, soul, and spirit and supply diverse care that addresses all of these areas. We believe that each dimension adds a level of healing.
Manna's Psychiatric Roles/Credentialed Employees:
Medical Service Director - supplies oversight, design, and accountability to the medical services department. This includes the responsibility of delivering high-quality, CARF (Comm on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities) accredited, medical services. The director can be an APRN, MD, or another person with qualifications at the Master’s Degree level with a strong medical background.
Protocol Physician - has a current medical license, certifications, and experience in treating a wide variety of medical and mental illnesses.
Advance Practice Nurse, APRN (Nurse Protocol Agreement) is a provider who is trained to provide medical and nursing services across the life span. Must have a license to assess, prescribe, and plan treatment. The APRN enters into a protocol agreement with the State and a comparable treating medical doctor.
Manna currently does not currently employ:
Registered Nurse or Physician's Assistant
Our psychiatric professionals can provide:
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- History & Physicals
- Nursing Assessments
- Problem-oriented assessment and consultations
- Medication Reconciliation
- MSE (mental status exam)
- Medical Follow up
- Team meetings and consults
- Medication Management - The policy of this treatment setting about medication administration and wellness is a self-care management. The patients handle taking their medication as prescribed. Each client has a personal prescribing provider who using standard practice guidelines for practice of psychiatric medication management.
- Our APRN’s will supply assessments and prescribing for clients who are admitted without the support of outpatient prescriber and/or PCP (Primary Care Provider)
- First Aid (emergent situations in house)
- Vital Signs/bio information
- Infection Control
- Patient education/groups
Our psychiatric team does not provide schedule 2 medications, as a general rule.