Marin Community Clinics

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Type
Regular Part-Time
US-CA-San Rafael
Category
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 Clinic locations in San Rafael, Novato and Larkspur.

 

Please submit cover letter with brief description of your interest for the position. You may upload cover letter with your resume. If you have difficulty uploading, you may send cover letter to mverdin@marinclinic.org

 

Responsibilities

 

  • 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
  • Maintain charts in Electronic Health Record

Qualifications

 

      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 two 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.

Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills are highly preferred.

Experience with NextGen EHR a plus.

Ability to see 5-6 patients per half day shift.

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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