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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Bilingual) in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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Job Description

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 homeless people
  • 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 homeless people
  • Notify Infection Control Coordinator immediately of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases which can be transmitted through routine shelter contact
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in behavioral health, primary and/or care, community health preferred

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with homeless people, racial minorities preferred

  • Preferred credentialed with insurance companies

  • Bi-lingual preferred

EDUCATION

  • Education: MSN

  • Licenses: Pennsylvania RN, CRNP in psychiatric mental health

  • Certification by ANA or equivalent, preferred

SALARY: Grade 23; Competitive salary, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package.