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Public Health Management Corp., Philadelphia – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

POSTING DATE May 30, 2016

JOB OVERVIEW

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 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.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

 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
 Bi-lingual preferred

EDUCATION

 Education: MSN
 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.

• CONTACT INFORMATION: Apply online at www.phmc.org through Ultipro portal



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