PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
POSTING DATE May 30, 2016
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide services to adults according to certification, in community-based nurse-managed health centers to diverse and underserved populations. Employee will report to the Clinical Director.
Provide bio-psychosocial evaluations for adults at health centers and outreach sites
Provide medication management using specified guidelines at health centers and outreach sites
Organize group education programs, as appropriate, for homeless people
Refer clients to psychiatric and other emergency departments, substance abuse and mental health care providers, and other providers, as appropriate
Counsel mentally ill consumers and substance abusers on management of their illnesses
Incorporated evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy and self-management
Train shelter staff, as needed, on management of behavioral health problems and other health issues
Participate in advocacy and coordination committees addressing issues related to homelessness
Provide consultation on behavioral health to Health Care for the Homeless management and clinical staff
Train community and academic health care professionals to provide comprehensive, culturally competent, behavioral health care to homeless people
Notify Infection Control Coordinator immediately of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases which can be transmitted through routine shelter contact
Provides psychiatric treatment or consultation services to assigned clients and families as indicated and clinically appropriate; including managing an assigned caseload and completing documentation in a timely manner.
Psychiatric evaluations and medication management documentation shall meet all stakeholder, payor, and regulatory expectations and include clinically appropriate diagnoses and recommendations.
Utilizes evidence-based practices as appropriate for the individual client and program philosophy.
Ensures clients are provided psychiatric services based on need and contractual agreements; ensuring these services are fully integrated into the overall treatment plan for each individual client.
Prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone / buprenorphine to patients who are enrolled in the MAT program and who are in compliance with treatment contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience in behavioral health, primary and/or care, community health preferred
Good written and verbal communication skills
Experience with homeless people, racial minorities preferred
Preferred credentialed with insurance companies
Licenses: Pennsylvania RN, CRNP in psychiatric mental health
Certification by ANA or equivalent, preferred
SALARY: Competitive salary, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package.
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