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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 10/18/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1738
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Job Description

 

Work Location: Centro De La Familia-Maryvale

 

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

 

 

 

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will conduct psychiatric evaluations; counseling assessment;

 

medication monitoring, adjustment, and prescriptions; consultation and collaboration with treatment

 

team professionals, diagnostic education, counseling, psycho education; and maintain continuing

 

education and credentials relevant to scope of practice. Will further coordinate and assist with other

 

clinic staff the processing medication refill requests and scheduling according to client and program

 

needs; maintain the accuracy of electronic and hard copy clinical information to meet established

 

monitoring standards.

 


 


 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Master's degree in nursing, current certification by the Arizona Board of Nursing, current Drug

 

Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate, current fingerprint clearance card, current CPR and First

 

Aid Certification. Able to utilize computer-based programs and web resources that manage large amount of data, and be competent in Excel and Word.

 


 


 

SPECIALIZATIONS:

 

Able to be organized, have clear and understandable written and oral communication, demonstrate

 

empathy and build positive rapport with the client population served, be knowledgeable about

 

community resources, and adapt well to a changing and high volume environment.

 


 


 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES

 

 

 

1. Possess knowledge of outpatient mental health clinic operations.

 

2. Demonstrate above average facilitation and management of computer data.

 

3. Ability to develop and communicate ideas in writing.

 

4. Possess knowledge of intake assessment, data demographic standards, and discharge procedures;

 

follows CPLC monitoring authorities protocols.

 

5. Demonstrate skill with working with clients with diverse psychological, medical and cultural

 

needs; able to facilitate brief counseling interventions, psycho education, illness self management,

 

family/stakeholder involvement.

 

6. Independently conducts psychiatric evaluations for differential diagnosis, medication trails,

 

diagnostic education, and consults or refers when appropriate.

 

7. Conducts medication monitoring, facilitating prescription renewals, making adjustments and

 

changes to medication when appropriate.

 

8. Requests, interprets, and monitors laboratory test to ensure medical integrity for client wellness;

 

conducts doctor to doctor consultations when needed; monitors to reduce adverse effects or

 

identified polypharmacy situations; refer when appropriate.

 

9. Supports the counseling and social work treatment team by advocating psychotherapeutic

 

intervention in conjunction with pharmacotherapy's, recommends combination therapy when

 

appropriate; assists with interventions designed to increased client compliance with appropriate

 

medication use, treatment planning, required clinical documentation needed to maintain client

 

eligibility for services.

 

10. Supports co-occurring disorder approaches by actively engaging clients using motivational

 

enhancement and applying Tran theoretical stages of change; considers serious mental illness

 

and medication intervention, as appropriate, with persons presenting with substance abuse

 

history; understands the implications of addiction behavior with the prescription of certain

 

pharmaceuticals.

 

11. Ability to work closely with peers to implement new and ongoing ideas to ensure program

 

efficiency and effectiveness.

 

12. Knowledge of crisis planning and intervention; assists with client petitions, in-office crisis, and

 

after-hours crisis needs when appropriate.

 


 


 


 

 

 

JOB DEMANDS: 

 

Must be able to travel. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Able to utilize computer-based applications, such as office programs, spreadsheets, and electronic data environments. 

 

  

 

CONTINUOUS EDUCATION: 

 

Employee will be expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and maintenance of competency skills. 

 

  

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: 

 

Work is performed in structured and unstructured environments. 

 

  

 

ACCOUNTABILITY: 

 

Reports to and is supervised directly by the Director of Centro De La Familia or designee. Employee is also accountable for understanding and complying with CPLC policies and procedures. 

 

  

 

 

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