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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.


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.


* 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.


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


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


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

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