Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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Job Description

This provider will provide medication assisted treatment at Mary Howard Health Center. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide services to adults according to certification in community-based nurse-managed health centers to diverse and underserved populations.  Employee will report to the Clinical Director.


  • Provide medication assisted treatment for eligible patients.
  • Provide bio-psychosocial evaluations for adults at health centers and outreach sites
  • Provide medication management using specified guidelines at health centers and outreach sites
  • Organize group education programs, as appropriate, for people who are homeless
  • Refer clients to psychiatric and other emergency departments, substance abuse and mental health care providers, and other providers, as appropriate
  • Counsel mentally ill consumers and substance abusers on management of their illnesses
  • Incorporated evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy and self-management
  • Train shelter staff, as needed, on management of behavioral health problems and other health issues
  • Participate in advocacy and coordination committees addressing issues related to homelessness
  • Provide consultation on behavioral health to Health Care for the Homeless management and clinical staff
  • Train community and academic health care professionals to provide comprehensive, culturally competent, behavioral health care to people who are homeless
  • Notify Infection Control Coordinator immediately of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases, which can be transmitted through routine shelter contact
  • Provides psychiatric treatment or consultation services to assigned clients and families as indicated and clinically appropriate, including managing an assigned caseload and completing documentation in a timely manner
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management documentation shall meet all stakeholder, payer, and regulatory expectations and include clinically appropriate diagnoses and recommendations
  • Utilizes evidence-based practices as appropriate for the individual client and program philosophy
  • Ensures clients are provided psychiatric services based on need and contractual agreements, ensuring these services are fully integrated into the overall treatment plan for each client
  • Prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone / buprenorphine to patients who are enrolled in the MAT program and who are in compliance with treatment contract
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • At least one year of experience providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Holds a DATA waiver for providing Suboxone
  • Experience in behavioral health, primary and/or care, community health preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with diverse populations in an urban setting preferred
  • Preferred credentialed with insurance companies
  • Bi-lingual preferred


  • Education: MSN
  • Licenses: Pennsylvania RN, CRNP in psychiatric mental health
  • Certification by ANA or equivalent, preferred


  • Commensurate with education and experience.