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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: North East Medical Service
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

In partnership with the Registered Psychologist, the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention, case management for members with mild to moderate behavioral health needs; and assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief treatment, and referral of members with acute or chronic psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Works collaboratively with the Registered Psychologist to provide patient assessment and diagnosis, formulate

treatment plans, prescribe medication
* Furnish psychotropic medications and short-term therapies to treat mental health conditions in accordance with

standardized procedures

  • Provides patient education regarding medications, risks, benefits and reasonable outcome expectations
  • Performs patient examinations, evaluations; obtains medical histories, and counsels within the limits of training
    and protocols. Consults with supervising physicians or other appropriate providers as necessary.
    • Performs routine screening physical exams.
    • Does follow-up evaluations of patients, especially those with stable and chronic conditions.
    • Orders lab tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic studies
    • Provides preventative care including screening and immunizations
    • Provides acute care as specified in the NP-PA protocols.
    • Provides health counseling.
    • Monitor common health problems and refer for specialized medical treatment as needed
    • Detects changes in a patient's health and change treatment plans as necessary
    • Records patient information in NEMS EHR system
    • Provides high quality medical services in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner.
    • Participates in the Agency's required Quality Improvement Program and activities.
    • Complies with and participates in all governmental and other funding agencies' requests.
    • Complies with Agency's protocols and procedures for medical services.
    • Appropriately refers patients to specialists and other ancillary services as necessary.
    • Ensures to meet departmental productivity expectations and quality metrics.
    • Participates in monthly didactic sessions.
    • Provides teaching supervision as requested.
    • Participates in medical outreach programs such as health fairs, media (TV and radio programs) etc.
    • Performs other job duties as required by manager/supervisor.
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      * Masters of Science in Nursing, with a Psychiatric/Mental Health emphasis, from an accredited college or

      university.
      • Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program.
      • Licensed Registered Nurse in California.
      • 2 years of supervised clinical experience.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively and sensitively provide care to people from diverse cultural and community
        backgrounds.
        * Knowledge of psychological assessment tools and the effective use of these tools in assessment and treatment

        planning.
        • DEA licensure required.
        • Current documentation of Basic Life Support is required.
          LANGUAGE:

          • Must be able to fluently speak, read and write English.
          • Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin), Vietnamese, Spanish and other languages may be required
            depending on location.
            * Fluency in other languages are an asset.

            STATUS:

            This is an FLSA exempt position.

            This is an OSHA high-risk position.

            NEMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming diversity in our workforce. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

            NEMS BENEFITS: Competitive benefits, including free medical, dental and vision insurance for employee, spouse and/or children; and company contribution to 401(k).

Keywords: North East Medical Service, San Francisco , Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , San Francisco, California

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