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Nurse Practitioner, San Dimas, CA


McKinley Children's Center

Nurse Practitioner

San Dimas, CA

December 13, 2018


Our center has been a leader in providing top quality services to the children and families of our community since it opened over 100 years ago. Throughout the years, the Center has been blessed by the generous donations of the community, allowing us to enjoy a debt-free, fiscally strong standing.

We are currently seeking a Nurse Practitioner. This position has opportunities to telecommute.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) position is to evaluate, diagnose and treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent, determines the appropriate course of treatment and discusses these treatment plans with the child or adolescent and the responsible adult. Prescribes medication when necessary. May need to act as an advocate for the best interest of the patient.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :

  1. Candidates should hold a California License as a Nurse Practitioner.
  2. Minimum of 3 years experience in this role.
  3. The Practitioner will be responsible for caring for patients, maintaining accurate and current patient records and scheduling and administering follow-up appointments to patients as required.

COMPUTER/OFFICE SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. General Office Skills
  3. Excellent Writing Skills

PHYSICAL SKILLS REQUIRED :

  1. Ability to Commute to Various Sites
  2. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds

CLEARANCES REQUIRED :

  1. DOJ, FBI, Child Abuse Index
  2. Insurability Under Corporate Automobile Insurance

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  1. Provide direct/tele- care to clients with psychiatric needs. Primary concern must be given to the emotional and psychological needs of the client
  2. Provide medical services (prescribing medication) within scope of practice.
  3. Work directly with groups of clients to increase their understanding of nutrition, basic hygiene and the need for proper rest and exercise.
  4. Work directly with individual clients with special medical needs (e.g. diabetes) so that they are better prepared to cope with their special needs.
  5. Work with individual and groups of clients to help them understand procedures such as immunizations, blood tests and examinations.
  6. Work with clients to help them understand the effects of medications.
  7. Aid psychiatrists in obtaining court authorization for medication as required by individual counties and keep authorizations on file.
  8. Design and implement procedures to ensure that the agency is following all governmental regulations in the area of Medical Services.
  9. Ensure that the agency is following DMH guidelines.
  10. Complete all required documentation including meeting DMH and Agency Productivity Expectations
  11. Maintain confidentiality in all matters within the organization with respect to personnel, operations, medical histories and patients/clients.
  12. Participate in the agency’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plan as assigned.
  13. Other related duties as assigned.
  14. Perform initial patient screenings and patient history and physical examinations, as indicated
  15. Update patient records and check records for accuracy at each patient appointment
  16. Serve as the resource patients need for ongoing care information, counseling and provide guidance for any patients with critical conditions

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

First 90-days of consecutive full-time employment within the position. We reserve the right to extend probationary periods as we consider appropriate.

For more information, or to apply, contact Georgina Gutierrez at gutierrezg@mckinleycc.org


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