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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond, CA


Organization: The Hume Center
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Location: Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond, CA
Date Job Posted: July 13, 2021
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PORTIA BELL HUME BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND TRAINING CENTER (aka The Hume Center) has a rewarding opportunity for a qualified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner under the leadership of The Hume Center’s Medical Director. This is an exciting opportunity to help our organization to grow by continuing to develop this department.

MISSION: The Hume Center’s mission is to provide high quality, culturally sensitive and comprehensive behavioral health care services and training. We strive to promote mental health, reduce disparities and psychological suffering, and strengthen communities and systems in collaboration with the people most involved in the lives of those we serve. We are committed to training behavioral health professionals to the highest standards of practice while working within a culture of support and mutual respect.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current Registered Nurse with the state of California.
  2. Current Certification as a Nurse Practitioner with the Board of Registered Nursing.
  3. Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  4. Four years clinical experience in behavioral health/psychiatry preferred.
  5. Knowledge of Contra Costa Health System is helpful but not required.
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic medical records.
  7. Possess a valid California Driver’s license. Must be willing to use own vehicle and valid car insurance for work related travel.
  8. At least two years of experience in training and supervision preferred.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Position may be a combination of office-based and telehealth.
  2. Provide psychiatric services to adults with moderate to severe mental illness in an outpatient setting:
    1. Perform psychiatric evaluations, follow-ups, annual assessments, and appropriate lab monitoring;
    2. Provide psychotropic medication monitoring and psychotherapeutic interventions;
    3. Perform regular treatment plan updates as necessary;
    4. Collaborate regularly with members of the psychiatry team, therapists, case managers, housing specialists, administrative staff, community partners, caregivers, and patients’ families as necessary;
  3. Provide psychiatric services to adults with moderate to severe mental illness in a partial hospitalization setting.
    1. Perform initial assessments, brief physical examination, and bi-weekly follow-ups to certify medical necessity;
    2. Provide psychotropic medication monitoring and/or be able to collaborate with outside psychiatric providers;
    3. Participate in a weekly treatment team meeting and coordinate patient care with the PHP Program Director and other treatment team members.
  4. Ability to provide emergency coverage by phone after program hours.
  5. Oversee the storage and dispensing of all prescription and non-prescription medications on site.
  6. Participate in all other assigned meetings including weekly supervision, clinical case reviews, treatment coordination, training, and collaboration with Program Heads, Clinical Supervisor(s), and/or clinical staff.
  7. Ensure that patient records are accurate and up-to-date, and complete all necessary documentation according to agency, program, Medicare, and county guidelines.
  8. Acquire and maintain CURES access and DEA certification to prescribe and monitor controlled substances.
  9. Participate in quality assurance and utilization review meetings as needed.
  10. Represent the agency in the professional community.
  11. All other duties as needed.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  1. Interest in community mental health and caring for individuals with severe mental illness.
  2. Flexible, friendly, and collaborative with clients and staff
  3. Works independently and proactively; adapts to changing priorities
  4. Uses effective communication and demonstrates high professionalism
  5. Strong organizational skills, is detail oriented
  6. Understands the nuances ethics and confidentiality
  7. Computer savvy
  8. Able to manage multiple tasks/responsibilities
  9. Works well under pressure
  10. Possesses a positive and encouraging attitude

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