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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Part-Time)


Location:
Kennett Square, PA


Facility:
La Comunidad Hispana


URL:
http://www.lacomunidadhispana.org

Contact:
Katie Slauch-Boozer

Email:
[email protected]

Phone:
610-444-7550 x235

Job Description:

La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) offers a comprehensive scope of healthcare, social services, outreach, and education programs to low-income, underserved families living and working in Southern Chester County.  As a Federally Qualified Health Center and Patient-Centered Medical Home, LCH provides fully integrated person-centered care in a bilingual and bicultural environment that encourages compliance and fosters improved patient outcomes.  Using a holistic approach to care, LCH changes lives by serving southern Chester County as the leading provider of integrated health and community services.


The part-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will address the behavioral health needs of clients by conducting psychiatric evaluation, prescribing and managing psychotropic medications.  The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will coordinate with other behavior health and primary medical providers and support care management within the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) integrated model.  The candidate will be certified (waivered) in the treatment of drug addiction and will assess and assist with staff development related to behavioral health and addiction treatment.  The primary function of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is to diagnose, prescribe medication, monitors medications side effects and participates in the treatment process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities



  • Uses current evidence-based practice, research and clinical knowledge to improve patient outcomes and reduce complications.

  • Conducts mental health histories and assessments.

  • Formulates behavioral health treatment plan and manages acute and chronic mental health needs within Primary Care Mental Health model of care.

  • Provide treatment to clients with drug/opioid addiction.

  • Provide assessment and medication consultation for primary care and behavioral health providers at for patients with complex behavioral health, developmental, or substance disorders.

  • Orders laboratory and other diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained.

  • Support the stabilization of patients discharged from mental health hospitalization back into primary care for follow-up and ongoing management.

  • Consult with medical providers on alternative or appropriate therapeutic drug regimens and other treatment strategies.

  • Attend required clinical meeting and conducting trainings based on staff needs.

  • Document in accordance with all regulatory requirements made by licensing and third-party agencies.

  • Completes other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor that are consistent with the responsibilities of the position.


Qualifications



  • Master’s degree in Nursing.

  • Graduation from accredited Master’s level Nurse Practitioner program with a specialty in psychiatry.

  • Licensed to practice as nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania.

  • A collaborative agreement with a qualified physician.

  • Board certified or eligible as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

  • Holds current or eligible for Data 2000 waiver.

  • A minimum of 3 years work Experience in Behavioral Health preferred.

  • 2 years of experience in outpatient setting with knowledge of FQHC program preferred.

  • Computer Skills.  Experience with Excel and Word.

  • Proficiency in use of electronic medical record.

  • Community based experience.

  • Current Driver’s License (PA or DE).


 


LCH is a culturally competent, bilingual, bicultural agency. Qualified remembers of the community are encouraged to apply.



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