Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Olivia Harris, PMHNP is a highly experienced advanced nurse practitioner with a proven track record in providing mental health care services. With a focus on the behavioral health system in Alaska, she has dedicated her career to improving the lives of individuals suffering from mental health issues. She is highly skilled in the field of psychiatric and behavioral health care and has a wealth of experience working in various nursing roles.
In her most recent position as Chief Nursing Officer of North Star Behavioral Health, Anchorage AK, she played a key role in ensuring the implementation of standards of nursing care in accordance with state and federal guidelines. She prepared quarterly reports and made appropriate recommendations, which contributed to the overall improvement of the organization's performance. Additionally, she established and maintained effective nurse-physician relationships, which helped in providing high-quality care to patients.
Prior to her role as Chief Nursing Officer, Olivia has held several other leadership positions in the field of behavioral health care. She served as the Director of Nursing at North Star Behavioral Health, where she ensured clinical skills and knowledge to set standards in clinical areas of nursing. She also oversaw daily staffing and scheduling requirements for a multi-unit 70 bed acute care hospital. In her role as Nurse Manager, she educated, evaluated, and supervised staff and nurses, providing guidance and support. Additionally, she was responsible for directing and assisting staff in medical and behavioral crisis management.
Before moving into leadership roles, Olivia worked as a Pediatric Mental Health Nurse. In this role, she provided direct care to patients in an acute care setting, including facilitating social, emotional and medical needs, supervised medication schedules and evaluated patient progress. With her adept knowledge of adolescent growth and development, she was able to maintain a safe and therapeutic treatment environment for her patients.
Olivia holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MCPHS University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Psychology from a The University of Massachusetts, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is fully licensed and registered as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the State of Alaska.
In her current role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, she continues to provide high-quality care to patients in need of psychiatric and behavioral health services. She has the ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients with various mental health conditions, and her expertise in behavioral health care is invaluable to her patients. She is passionate about her work and is dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more productive lives.
In addition to her professional commitments, Olivia is also deeply involved in the community. She actively participates in events, workshops and training sessions that educate the community on mental health issues. She is also a strong advocate for mental health awareness and works tirelessly to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Overall, Olivia Harris, PMHNP is a dedicated and highly skilled advanced nurse practitioner with a wealth of experience working in the behavioral health system in Alaska. She has a proven track record of providing high-quality care to patients in need and is committed to improving the lives of individuals suffering from mental health issues.