Marin Community Clinics

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Regular Full-Time
    US-CA-San Rafael
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    Marin Community Clinics is a multi-clinic network with a wide array of primary care, specialty and referral services. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we provide vital health services to more than 35,000 insured and uninsured patients annually. Marin Community Clinics means a healthier Marin County for everyone. Our Mission is to improve the health of our patients and community by providing high quality, cost-effective, culturally sensitive, patient-centered health care.


    The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides quality care to patients consistent with her/his training and expertise. Position reports to Lead Psychiatrist and supports Marin Community Clinics and Ritter locations in San Rafael, Novato and Larkspur.


    Available work schedule: 24-40 hours per week


    Please submit cover letter with brief description of your interest for the position.


    • Works as member of the behavioral health and primary care team
    • Provides psychotropic medication evaluations and follow-up care for patients by request of PCP or other behavioral health providers as part of their overall treatment plan, per NP protocols
    • Provides case consultation to PCPs and BH team members regarding psychotropic medication questions (e.g., side effects, dosage adjustments, etc)
    • Provides patient education and medication advice to diverse patients
    • Provides input about treatment changes including medication changes for PCPs and therapists when patients are not improving using a population-based approach
    • Provides ongoing education and consultation to PCPs and other members of the care team
    • Flexible and able to work effectively in fast-paced, high-volume primary care clinic
    • Maintains charts in Electronic Health Record


    • The candidate must possess a CA Registered Nurse License, Nurse Practitioner Furnishing License, and have successfully completed a Nurse Practitioner program that conforms to the standards of CA.
    • Board of Registered Nursing resulting in certification through the CA Board of Registered Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner.
    • At least 2 years’ experience as a Nurse Practitioner in an outpatient psychiatric setting within the last 4 years is preferred.
    • Experience with outpatient treatment of adults, children, and adolescents with psychiatric disorders and chemical dependence issues preferred.
    • Experience with or willingness to learn about primary care psychiatric consultation.
    • Skilled in conducting mental health counseling/health education sessions both individually and in groups.
    • Experience in behavioral health triage, crisis intervention, and case management.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired.
    • Experience with NextGen EHR a plus.
    • Ability to see 5-6 patients per half day shift.
    • Ability to treat patients 18+ years of age.
    • Experience treating youth patients a plus but not required for this role.
    • Ability and willingness to provide support to Marin Community Clinic locations in San Rafael, Novato and Larkspur.
    • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of psychotropic medications and detox medications, ability to create and follow medication protocols.
    • Demonstrates basic knowledge of DSM-V diagnoses and implementation of appropriate treatment options.
    • Demonstrates working knowledge of legal aspects of psychiatric care and commitment procedures, e.g., reporting requirements for 5150's, Tarasoff, Elder & Child Abuse, etc.)
    • Cultural competence/humility; demonstrated experience & commitment to providing care in diverse patient populations;
    • Demonstrated ability in the assessment of behavioral health patients.
    • Ability to work with a supportive, dynamic, highly functional inter-disciplinary team in the Behavioral Health Department.
    • Ability to function independently and professionally within a community healthcare clinic setting.


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