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Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Privileges— Psychiatric and Mental Health

Assess, diagnose, monitor, promote health and protection from disease, and manage primary mental healthcare and treatment using a variety of therapeutic and interpersonal techniques for patients within age group seen by collaborating/supervising physician who are at risk for developing or presently have psychiatric disorders. The CNS [may/may not] admit patients to the hospital. He or she may provide care to patients in the intensive care setting in conformance with unit policies as well as assess, stabilize, and determine disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services. The core privileges in this specialty include the procedures on the following procedure list and such other procedures that are extensions of the same techniques and skills.

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