Inova Behavioral Health Services is a large and dynamic behavioral health program based in Northern Virginia and serving the greater Washington, DC metro area. Inova's fivehospital health system includes a level one trauma center and over 150 ambulatory care sites. Three of the five hospitals offer inpatient psychiatric units and one contains an inpatient detoxification center.
Fellows will rotate at Inova's flagship Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, where 41 acute adult psychiatric beds, 25 detox beds, and 15 child and adolescent beds are provided to the northern Virginia community. Fellows rotate through all services, a Psychiatric Urgent Care and emergency department, and a consult liaison service. Through the one-year program, fellows obtain knowledge and skills necessary for managing mental health disorders across the lifespan.
Rotations Six rotations are offered, each in two month increments:
Adolescent Psychiatry: Autism Clinic
Emergency Department Crisis
Partial Hospitalization Program
Administration This program is managed by Mary Fisher, Lead APP for Behavioral Health, in conjunction with Dr. Linda Lang, Chairperson and President, Inova Behavioral Health Services. Please contact APP Behavioral Health Fellowship Director Mary.Fisher@inova.org with any questions.
Eligibility for NPs:
Graduate from an accredited Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (MSN or DNP), or eligible at the time of the interview
Board Certified or eligible for Board Certification at the time of the interview
Board Certification by matriculation
The vision is to build on the existing knowledge and skills already possessed by the APP
There will be raining sites through Inova Health system Behavioral health. The Fellow will work with APP and MD preceptors and weekly didactics.
The goal will be to balance theory and experiences.
Program will be twelve month.
The didactics will be weekly and mandatory and a student a fellow and preceptor evaluates after each rotation.
The fellow will complete psychiatric evaluations and assessments
Behavioral Health Service Line
Will make treatment recommendations and treatment plans to include medications and therapy.
Navigate the EMR document assessments and orders. This includes labs imaging medications and consultations and referrals
Communicate with outpatient and other services and all forms of collateral participate in family meetings.
Participate in discharge planning with members of the team and complete discharge summaries and all records in the allotted time
Inova Medical Group is a team of talented and experienced physicians employed by Inova, providing world-class healthcare for the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, DC metro area. More than 400 physicians – experts in primary care medicine and adult specialties – are located throughout the region. Our physicians work together with Inova's extensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities.