Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of medicine or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner able to work with adults, adolescents, and children. This person receives referrals for evaluation from therapists with access to the chart for review of history, most recent assessment, goals, treatment plan and other pertinent information. Examines, evaluates, diagnoses and treats psychiatric disorders. Provides follow up, psycho education and support to clients and families. Reviews case histories and keeps clinical materials in accordance with Department of Mental Health requirements. Is available for periodic consultations with therapists and participates in monthly utilization review meetings. Works closely in a multidisciplinary team at times involving Child Welfare.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Possess current M.D. licensure in the State of California. Residency/Board Certification in Psychiatry or practicing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- Board certified in Child Psychiatry.
- Valid DEA License.
- Bilingual English/Spanish strongly desired.
- Maintains own professional liability insurance and acceptable child abuse and criminal clearances required.
- Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
- Prior experience in community mental health (preferred)
- Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to quality assurance and improvement.
- Demonstrate medical/clinical leadership skills, a complete working knowledge of psychopharmacology and experience in mental health service delivery to a broad-based individual and multi-cultural patient population.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience as a Psychiatrist in an outpatient setting.
- Possess good computer skills; familiarity with MS Word and Outlook; demonstrated ability to utilize electronic progress note system.
- Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions.
- Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure adherence to the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency.
- Works closely as a part of the multidisciplinary treatment team including caregivers
- Prescribes psychotropic medication as needed, provides follow up and psycho education regarding medication and possible side effects, is available 24/7 as needed in case of emergencies
- Orders laboratory and other special diagnostic data
- Coordinates treatment with hospital psychiatrist in case of hospitalization
- Keeps paperwork in accordance with DMH and Child Welfare regulations and procedures
- Participates in regular utilization reviews of clinical charts and consultation with Therapists
- Possess the ability to interact, communicate and display sensitivity to a diverse population of clients
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - GENERAL:
- Assists other program directors as required
- Performs other duties as assigned.