Children's Bureau of Southern California

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Nurse Practitioner (Independent Contractor)

at Children's Bureau of Southern California

Posted: 11/29/2018
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 1144
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Location:
Long Beach

Department:
Mental Health Services

JOB TITLE:  Nurse Practitioner   

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Children’s Bureau is seeking qualified Nurse Practitioners with a keen sense of empathy, enthusiasm, and passion for caring for vulnerable families and children. In close collaboration with the Medical Director, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide medical psychiatric services and advise staff regarding strategies to achieve quality clinical care for Children’s Bureau patients and their families.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Functions as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in examining, managing and treating Children’s Bureau client’s psychiatric needs with minimal physician supervision.
  1. Performs physical exams, comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial and developmental assessments, takes histories, obtains objective data and assesses clinical status of clients.
  1. Directs the formulation of patient's psychiatric treatment plans; monitors patient's progress and modifies treatment plans as indicated; communicates recommendations to clinical staff as necessary.
  1. Works under written standardized protocols for NPs.
  1. Uses a comprehensive approach to clinical and diagnostic assessment and client care.
  1. Participates in case disposition and follow-up planning as available and approved.
  1. Responsible for accurate and timely documentation to include the psychiatric assessment, med/somatic progress notes and treatment plans medication consent forms, medication orders, and managed care outpatient treatment reports.
  1. Consults with Medical Director about client’s condition when appropriate.
  1. Follows up to ensure treatment is delivered as ordered and to ensure continuity of care.
  1. Interacts with clients in a therapeutic and responsible manner. Interactions with participants must be: individualized, positive, age-appropriate, reciprocal, constructive, non-authoritarian, and non-confrontive.
  1. Maintains a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, relationships, and associations with participants.
  1. Interacts appropriately with all visitors, family members, and other service providers.
  1. Conducts all services in a safe and therapeutic manner, and employs effective measures regarding risk management, emergency procedures, and non-violent crisis intervention.

JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Work Experience

  • Minimum one year of relevant professional experience in the psychiatric field working with a variety of mental health conditions with children, youth and their families, and one year of relevant experience with child and adolescent pediatric psychopharmacology.

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification

  • Master's degree in nursing and attainment of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification
  • Current DEA Registration Number
  • Possession of personal liability insurance
  • Possession of a current, valid CPR certificate is required.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Current knowledge of drug and treatment protocols common to ambulatory care.
  • Able to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, with a variety of audiences, and willing to represent the Agency within the medical/health-care community.
  • Proficient and accurate in computer use, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles preferred. Familiarity with inpatient and outpatient treatment modalities.
  • Time management skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.

Apply now! 

If you are interested in this position and feel that your background and experience aligns with the job description, please apply now! You must apply online to be considered. After applying online, you are also encouraged to email your resume directly to the HR Recruiter, Ani Melkumyan, at animelkumyan@all4kids.org. Thank you!


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:


  1. Functions as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in examining, managing and treating Children’s Bureau client’s psychiatric needs with minimal physician supervision.

  1. Performs physical exams, comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial and developmental assessments, takes histories, obtains objective data and assesses clinical status of clients.

  1. Directs the formulation of patient's psychiatric treatment plans; monitors patient's progress and modifies treatment plans as indicated; communicates recommendations to clinical staff as necessary.

  1. Works under written standardized protocols for NPs.

  1. Uses a comprehensive approach to clinical and diagnostic assessment and client care.

  1. Participates in case disposition and follow-up planning as available and approved.

  1. Responsible for accurate and timely documentation to include the psychiatric assessment, med/somatic progress notes and treatment plans medication consent forms, medication orders, and managed care outpatient treatment reports.

  1. Consults with Medical Director about client’s condition when appropriate.

  1. Follows up to ensure treatment is delivered as ordered and to ensure continuity of care.

  1. Interacts with clients in a therapeutic and responsible manner. Interactions with participants must be: individualized, positive, age-appropriate, reciprocal, constructive, non-authoritarian, and non-confrontive.

  1. Maintains a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, relationships, and associations with participants.

  1. Interacts appropriately with all visitors, family members, and other service providers.

  1. Conducts all services in a safe and therapeutic manner, and employs effective measures regarding risk management, emergency procedures, and non-violent crisis intervention.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Functions as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in examining, managing and treating Children’s Bureau client’s psychiatric needs with minimal physician supervision.
  1. Performs physical exams, comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial and developmental assessments, takes histories, obtains objective data and assesses clinical status of clients.
  1. Directs the formulation of patient's psychiatric treatment plans; monitors patient's progress and modifies treatment plans as indicated; communicates recommendations to clinical staff as necessary.
  1. Works under written standardized protocols for NPs.
  1. Uses a comprehensive approach to clinical and diagnostic assessment and client care.
  1. Participates in case disposition and follow-up planning as available and approved.
  1. Responsible for accurate and timely documentation to include the psychiatric assessment, med/somatic progress notes and treatment plans medication consent forms, medication orders, and managed care outpatient treatment reports.
  1. Consults with Medical Director about client’s condition when appropriate.
  1. Follows up to ensure treatment is delivered as ordered and to ensure continuity of care.
  1. Interacts with clients in a therapeutic and responsible manner. Interactions with participants must be: individualized, positive, age-appropriate, reciprocal, constructive, non-authoritarian, and non-confrontive.
  1. Maintains a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, relationships, and associations with participants.
  1. Interacts appropriately with all visitors, family members, and other service providers.
  1. Conducts all services in a safe and therapeutic manner, and employs effective measures regarding risk management, emergency procedures, and non-violent crisis intervention.

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