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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry

Company: Public Health Management Corporation
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. We will offer the vaccination at no cost via our Health Centers.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide services to adults according to certification, in community-based nurse-managed health centers to diverse and underserved populations. This position will report to the Medical 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 consumers with mental illness and substance abuse disorders on the management of their illnesses.
* Incorporate evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy and self-management.
* Train shelter staff, as needed, on the 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 the Infection Control Coordinator immediately of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases that can be transmitted through routine shelter contact.
* Provide 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.
* Ensure that psychiatric evaluations and medication management documentation meet all stakeholder, payor, and regulatory expectations and include clinically appropriate diagnoses and recommendations.
* Utilize evidence-based practices as appropriate for the individual client and program philosophy.
* Ensure clients are provided with psychiatric services based on need and contractual agreements. Ensure that 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 the treatment contract.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

* Experience in behavioral health, primary care, and/or community health preferred
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Experience with homeless people, racial minorities preferred
* Preferred credentialed with insurance companies
* Bilingual preferred

EDUCATION:

* Education: MSN
* Licenses: Pennsylvania RN, CRNP in psychiatric mental health
* Certification by ANA or equivalent, preferred

COMPENSATION:

* Salary Grade: 23
* Competitive salary, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package

EOE

Keywords: Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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