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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: Indian Health Council, Inc.
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: ------------ ------------Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Department: ------------ Medical
Reports To: ---------------- Assistant Medical Director
FLSA Status: ---------- Exempt
Job Function:---------- Clinical
Classification:------------ Regular, Full-Time
Schedule: ---------------------- 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday (8:00am-4:30pm)
Location:-------------------------- Valley Center, CA
Pay Rate:-- -- -- -- -- -- -- $131,185 - $139,247 annually (DOE)--
Responsible for diagnosing, treating, and prescribing medications for clients having psychiatric mental health problems and those likely to have them.-- Special focus on the treatment of opioid use disorder with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine and working with the SUD counselors and staff associated with the TOR, MAT-PDOA and other grant programs.
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for providing outpatient care to clients showing change or decline in mental status, chronic or urgent psychiatric conditions
Work independently with other members of the Behavioral Health team as well as taking part in an interdisciplinary team that provides Medication Assisted Treatment to clients with Opioid Use Disorder
Perform client histories and physicals, risk factor assessment, ordering of therapeutic and diagnostic tests and attend to consultations and appointments
Prescribe medications following the policy and formulary of IHC and consistent with regulations of the State of California
Consult with psychiatrists and medical healthcare providers on cases that are beyond the scope of qualifications of a PMHNP
Put all relevant data in electronic health records and case presentations as appropriate
Formulate, execute and review healthcare education delivered to clients and families for disease prevention as well as educating staff to improve quality of customer service
Ensure smooth communication with other health professionals at IHC as well as those at outside agencies collaborating in the delivery of services to clients
Serve in role as co-director of the IHC MAT-PDOA program and work in concert with the Clinical MAT Coordinator in the Medical Department to fulfill grant commitments as per SAMHSA
Other duties as assigned.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Travel and driving are not required for this position but may be indicated for the administration of services under the ROAM grant to tribal communities off site from IHC.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.-- The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.-- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master's or Doctoral degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing
1-2 years related experience
Experience in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) with MAT

Certificates, Licenses and Regulations

Current, active and unrestricted California Nurse Practitioner's license
Maintain certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
DATA-2000 Waivered buprenorphine provider, preferably already waivered but if not, willing to get waivered within first 90 days of employment.
A valid California driver's license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test (to include marijuana). Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
Must pass background check.


------Knowledge of societies and their impact on mental health
------Knowledge of interaction of physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspect of mankind as demonstrated in the indigenous medicine wheel and patient-centered home models
------Skill in strong reasoning and thinking as well as compassionate and sensitive interpersonal interactions
------Ability to solve problems, monitor and examine clients
------Ability to work effectively with medical equipment, including blood pressure machine, EKG machine and defibrillators

Must be proficient in the following:

Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email & Calendar Management (outlook), Teams (video conferencing and meetings), and Share Point.
Electronic health records software (NextGen preferred).
Utilization of Paycom, Relias Learning, and PolicyTech systems.


Keywords: Indian Health Council, Inc., San Diego , Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Valley Center, California

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