Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Title: Nurse Practitioner
Accountability: Project Director


Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with an advanced degree for Psychiatric Nurse. Registered with the Board for Registered Nursing – certified in the state of California. Must have appropriate license to practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner including DEA license. Must have at least one year experience working with behavioral health populations including persons with SPMI. Must be experienced working with low income, diverse population including persons impacted upon by mental illness. Must be experienced with the care and management of chronic health conditions.

Skills and Abilities

Must demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between physical medical and psychiatric concerns. Must be skilled in working as a team and possess strong communication and advocacy skills. Must be a champion of healthy lifestyles and preventative care. Must be organized, dedicated, and innovative. Must demonstrate compassionate professionalism with a focus on patient centered care. Must demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and creativity

Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide quality care for population base of persons with SPMI in accordance within California state practice guidelines.
  • To work cooperatively and collaboratively with SCHARP CCBHC Team.
  • To work closely and collaboratively with SCHARP behavioral health staff in meeting the specific needs of the SPMI population particularly with regard to the care and management of chronic health conditions.
  • To be responsive to patient needs and provide care that is accessible and flexible.
  • To serve as an advocate for overall health, prevention and wellness.
  • To work collaboratively with nursing staff in conduction and/or evaluating medical screening.
  • To triage patients and use “intermittent visit” strategies -assuring patients are engaged, or reengaged, in behavioral health services as needed.
  • To order and evaluate test results, diagnose patients and provide medical input into Integrated Care Planning.
  • To serve as a consultant with staff on issues related to overall health and wellness
  • Liaison, as needed, with other on site physicians/psychiatrists, community physicians, specialty care providers, pharmacies, insurance companies and drug companies.
  • Provide services with a strong recovery orientation, cultural sensitivity, and awareness of the unique needs of the SPMI population
  • Work within a system of fully electronic record keeping and medical records assuring a comprehensive health history and up to date health and medication information is recorded in the consumer’s electronic health record
  • To attend ongoing training as appropriate.
  • To perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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