Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Overview

Are you good at working with people experiencing a mental health crisis? Do you enjoy working as a part of multi-disciplinary team? Are you passionate about keeping patients with mental illness out of the emergency room and hospital?

HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a Psychiatric Provider position at our Serenity House program in San Mateo, CA! The ideal candidate has previous direct patient care experience working in an adult psychiatric setting or crisis stabilization unit. In this position you will have the opportunity to work in a setting that provides dignified, compassionate and respectful care to people with mental illness.  You will see the immediate impact of your work.  Additionally, you will have the ability to see patients independently and utilize the full scope of your license. 

Serenity House is a 13-bed adult, short-term, trauma-informed, crisis residential program which opened in 2018.  Clients come to us through PES, law enforcement, family contact, treatment providers, or other community partners. We serve those who are currently experiencing a psychiatric crisis, those whose behavior is causing problems in their daily functioning and relationships. Clients have the ability to participate in a healing community environment, attend evidence-based therapeutic and expressive arts groups, meet with therapists, mental health case managers and a family advocate, and be assessed for medication needs. Treatment plans are individualized in order to meet the direct needs of the individual.  The short-term crisis-residential stay is designed to assist clients with stabilizing the current crisis and then returning to the community. Serenity House believes in our clients and works to play a significant role in the recovery process and journey.

We are looking for an intelligent, dynamic individual to join our team.  The ideal candidate understands that offering patients a professional setting where they are treated with dignity, respect and compassion isn’t just an ideal; it is the way and reason that we run our organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of clients at Serenity House, utilizing consultation with a psychiatrist for support as needed. 
  • Provide medication management to clients: educate clients and staff regarding medications, monitor and assist clients with self-medication, administer injectable medications, coordinate changes in medication orders with client and staff, and train staff in medication management, administration, and adherence strategies.
  • Communicate and coordinate care with external providers including PES and hospital providers, external psychiatrists, residential and outpatient treatment programs, and primary care providers and specialists.
  • As appropriate, communicates with clients, their families, and other key individuals to facilitate quality patient care and treatment.
  • Provides crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization, as needed.
  • Demonstrate commitment to mission of the organization.

 

Salary/Benefits/Schedule

Salary is commensurate with experience.  HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 20-40 hours per week; some evening hours may be required.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Masters or doctorate degree from an accredited nursing or physician assistant school.
  • PMHNP Board Certification (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) or Physician Assistant Psychiatric CAQ (Certification of Added Qualification).
  • Possession of a current, valid California Registered Nurse License and Furnishing Number or Physician Assistant License
  • DEA registration
  • NPI number
  • Ongoing clearance with the California State Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, allowing for direct contact with clients in licensed programs.
  • Current BLS/ACLS certificate
  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma-informed care
  • Clinical experience with and commitment to working with diverse client populations suffering from psychiatric crisis(es) and a range of mental health disorders.
  • Experience providing psychiatric care to marginalized populations including those suffering from substance use disorders, those with a criminal justice history, and those experiencing homelessness.
  • Previous experience providing care in a psychiatric setting or crisis stabilization unit preferred.
  • Intelligent and warm with excellent listening skills and a strong fund of knowledge
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
  • Experience working with electronic health records
Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRight 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Mateo, CA
Hours/wk: 20-40

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