Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Philadelphia, PA)

Project HOME | Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Job Summary

Provide continuous and comprehensive services necessary for the promotion of optimal mental health, prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders and health maintenance to adults and youth in an urban federally qualified health center. This includes the assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders using a state-of-the-art integrated electronic health record. The CRNP works collaboratively with on-site physicians, physician assistants, nurses, behavioral health providers, community health workers and other ancillary staff. The NP demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Project HOME.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Patient Care Management

  • Work collaboratively with a physician and/or mental health provider of record, (if one exists), to provide comprehensive mental health services to adults, youth, and families.
  • Through patient evaluation, determine a differential diagnosis and plan for intervention, which could include prescribing appropriate medications.
  • Adhere to standards via identified text and/or via office practice standard protocols.
  • Maintain a customer-oriented approach to meeting patient needs in an expedient manner, involving the family in the plan of care as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality and patient privacy.
  • Document care provided in the electronic health record; meeting standards for quarterly chart reviews.
  • Meet regularly with program staff to address clinical issues.
  • Work at main location at 2144 Cecil B. Moore Avenue for majority of time, as well as the Hub in Suburban Station, providing psychiatric evaluations and medication management, as needed

·         Consultation and Referral

  • Seek consultations as appropriate, act as a consultant as requested.
  • Facilitate the process of ethical decision making as appropriate.
  • Perform comprehensive assessments and refer patients for further care and services within the Wellness Center, Project HOME, and/or the larger community.

·         Education

  • Utilize teaching learning theory with patients and their families to influence patient outcomes.
  • Identify learning needs of various populations and contribute to the development of educational programs to meet those needs.
  • Provide a site for student education as requested.
  • Provide on-going training to Wellness Center staff.

·         Collaboration/Process Improvement

  • Clinical supervision with onsite physicians and off site psychiatrist will be provided
  • Identify system specific problems, which require evaluation and/or change; work with appropriate staff to resolve these issues by participating in performance improvement processes.
  • Takes an active role to contribute to the improvement of office functioning.
  • Participate in Quality and Risk Management Committee as designated.
  • Develop and maintain activities to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home as required.

·         Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Masters prepared Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry with at least two years’ experience, preferably in a primary care setting, or board certified psychiatrist

·         Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.

·         Ability to function independently with regards to most clinical decision making.

·         Ability to handle after-hours on-call as scheduled.

·         Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions, including psychiatric evaluations and medication management to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a primary care setting.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians.

·         Current CPR Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience working with homeless individuals and/or underserved communities preferred.

·         Experience in primary care setting preferred

·         Ability to treat across lifespan

·         Strong social justice framework preferred

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position requires criminal background checks and drug screen.

To apply please view the listing at Project HOME.