Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Part Time
Company: Fred Finch Youth Center
Posted on: August 16, 2019
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works closely with
multidisciplinary clinic, community based,
or school-based treatment teams supporting children, youth and
young adults with mental
illness to function optimally in residential, home, community and
school settings. The Psychiatric
Nurse Practitioner provides medication support services and
diagnostic consultation, collaborates
closely with other team members, prescribes psychotropic
medication, and documents all services
provided. Along with the rest of the team, the Psychiatric Nurse
Practitioner is active in supporting
and implementing individualized, strengths-based, culturally
responsive, participant/family centered
approaches to treatment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Care and Intervention: 1) Provides psychiatric assessment
and evaluation to participants
in office, home, school, or other community settings. 2) Prescribes
and is responsible for
psychotropic medication treatment. 3) Determines need for
additional medical evaluations and
referrals. 4) Provides leadership in linking participants with
physical health resources and
providing health education. 5) Communicates effectively, both
orally and in writing, all
information to and from team members related to participant care.
5) Participates in scheduled
treatment planning meetings for each assigned participant. 6)
Consults with other members of the
participant?s treatment team regarding participant?s mental health
issues and may recommend
service components to best meet each participant?s individual
needs. 7) Responds with flexibility
to participant needs, providing crisis intervention and medication
support during work hours and
non-work hours as assigned. 8) Provides developmentally appropriate
consistent with program model and involving multiple systems
planning and coordination.
Clinical Responsibilities and Competencies: 1). Completes thorough
evaluating participant?s needs; makes recommendations for
treatment; demonstrates knowledge of
individual and family assessments, diagnosis, differential
treatment approaches and interventions
including intensive case management services. 2) Utilizes
participant/family information and
preferences, scientific evidence and clinical judgment to determine
diagnostic and therapeutic
decision. 3) Performs medication monitoring that meets the
standards and quality for this position
and competency level. 4) Provides participants a thorough
presentation of risks, benefits, and
alternatives to treatment (informed consent). 5) Provides effective
counseling and education to
participants and their families. 6) Applies knowledge to clinical
problem-solving, clinical decisionmaking,
and critical thinking. 7) Utilizes effective listening and
interpretive skills. 8) Adheres to
principles of confidentiality, informed consent, and business
practices. 9) Displays consistent
sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse participant population,
including but not limited to
diversity in gender, age culture, race, religion, disability and
sexual orientation. 10) Shows respect
for other members of the clinical team, management and support
staff. 11) Fulfills assigned
clinical responsibility (i.e. is reliable and available). 12)
Demonstrates knowledge of
child/adolescent/young adult development and emotional disorders as
relevant to program?s target
population. 13) Communicates effectively with participant, family
and external agencies as
appropriate across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural
backgrounds. 14) Collaborates
with other members of the clinical team for the coordination and
management of ongoing care.
Community Leadership: Acts as an emissary for FFYC in every
community situation. 2)
Participates in community committees and presentations as
Under the Supervision of an M.D.: 1) Provides psychiatric
and psychopharmacological assessment and treatment of routine,
urgent, and emergent mental
health problems. 2) Furnishes and dispenses medications (including
controlled substances). 3)
Orders laboratory tests and imaging studies. 4) Ensures ongoing
collaboration with primary care
providers and specialists in due course. 5) Provides referrals for
specialty care/consultation. 6)
Assesses, diagnoses, and provides treatment of general medical
conditions incident to psychiatric
Documentation/Administrative Duties:) Demonstrates knowledge of
and capacity to meet documentation expectations including
maintaining participant records in an
orderly and timely manner. 2) Ensures individual progress notes are
well-organized and concise.
3) Utilizes the Electronic Health Record system (s) effectively to
complete all clinical
documentation. 4) Comprehends and meets all charting and billing
deadlines. 5) Adheres to
administrative and productivity goals (up to 85% depending upon
program). 6) Participates in
internal and community-based quality assurance as assigned. 7)
Verifies all aspects of
documentation meet or exceed county, state and federal guidelines.
8) Meets all HIPAA standards
in safeguarding and providing PHI to others.
Professional Development: 1) Participates in weekly supervision and
group supervision meetings
as assigned. 2) Maintains current certification with American
Nurses Credentialing Center
(ANCC) as a Psychiatric /Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 3)
Maintains CPR/ Basic Life Support
Certification. 3) Participates in trainings and provides training
Professional Conduct: 1) Maintains excellent professional
boundaries and adheres to all
professional ethical standards including abuse reporting,
maintenance of participant
confidentiality, exhibiting moral and ethical behavior. 2) Adheres
to all agency and program
policies including Boundary Code of Ethics, Core Competencies, Code
of Conduct, Employee
Handbook and state and federal regulations.
1) May drive on Agency business as required. 2) Other related
duties as assigned.
1. Active, unrestricted CA RN license in good standing or an
active, unrestricted CA NP
Certificate (or Certificate Eligible) or a Master of Science or
Master of Nursing degree
from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
2. Successful completion of a graduate-level Psychiatric NP
Specialty Program Accredited
by the CA BRN (preferred); OR substantive clinical training. If
graduated from a nonPNP
program, individual will be supervised in their practice until
deemed competent to
3. Valid CA BRN issued Furnishing License (or able to obtain within
9 months of hire).
4. Valid DEA Schedule II certificate (or DEA Number eligible) (or
able to obtain within 9
months of hire).
5. National Board Certification in nursing required (or Board
Eligible with testing for
certification within 6 - 12 months of licensure or hiring,
whichever is later).
6. One or more years of experience in the specialty field of
7. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse
families and communities.
8. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of
children, youth, or young
adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services.
9. Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to
obtain within 10 days after
10. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to
use Microsoft Office Suite.
11. Access to dependable transportation available and personal car
1. Certification in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing.
2. Experience with team-based models for assisting young adults
with significant mental
illness to live in the community.
3. Knowledge in philosophies of community psychiatry,
(particularly ACT and Motivational Interviewing), recovery,
resilience, family systems,
and interdisciplinary team work, etc.
4. Knowledge of theoretical and pharmacologic issues related to
clinical treatment of
common psychiatric disorders.
5. Experience working with young adults utilizing strength-based
6. Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community.
The physical demands and work environment described here are
representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the
essential functions. The noise
level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all times,
maintained within safe California
Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA)
1. Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in
writing, with co-workers,
supervisors, and youths.
2. Prepares clearly and concisely written reports and
3. Must be able to comprehend, follow, and clearly convey
instructions to others.
4. Must be computer proficient and be able to work on a computer
for up to 20 hours per
1. Must be able to bend, lift as much as 25 lbs, and walk up to a
mile at one time.
2. Must be able to operate office equipment requiring repetitive
hand movement and fine
coordination including use of a computer keyboard.
3. Must be licensed and have the ability and skill to drive cars,
vans, or other vehicles. May
require driving up to 4 (four) hours at a time.
4. Must be able to respond quickly to emergencies, and to learn and
implement Pro-ACT (or
other agency approved training).
5. Must be able to physically monitor youths to ensure they do not
hurt themselves or others.
6. The job has potential for injury or harm, and the ability to
assess and avoid threats posed
by participants and the community is necessary to maintain
CHECK OUT WHAT OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE!
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
8 Paid holidays
21 days of Paid Time Off
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