The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing comprehensive services necessary for the promotion of optimal mental health, prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders, and health maintenance. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will uphold the health center mission by assuring the delivery of high quality clinical services that result in better health outcomes, strong consumer satisfaction; and that help maintain the fiscal and operational capacity of the Integrative Behavioral Health Department.
Team members are expected uphold the health center mission by assuring that patients receive health care that is competent, caring, and meets with a high degree of satisfaction. In addition, staff must support FPCN’s commitment to the creation of a trauma-informed system of care that continually recognizes and responds to the impact of traumatic stress on all those who have contact with the organization, including children, adults, families, caregivers, and staff.
- Performs psychiatric evaluations within primary care setting.
- Provides psychiatric direction and ongoing psychopharmacological management.
- Collaborates/consults with Nurse Practitioners & other clinical staff regarding all patients seen by Behavioral Health Consultant.
- Works closely with Providers at the site to identify at risk patients and collaboratively develop plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
- Crisis Intervention – be immediately available to the Family Practice and Counseling Network staff during working hours in the event of any psychiatric emergency.
- Coordinates care of patients with medical/social work/outpatient and outreach staff to treat and manage patients’ chronic emotional and/or health struggles efficiently and effectively.
- Refers patients to other levels of care or additional services as needed.
- Participates in monthly clinical supervision with IBH Director.
- Participates in monthly clinical/administrative group supervision within Integrated Behavioral Health Department.
- Attends and participates in team meetings, case conferences and interdisciplinary work groups/huddles as scheduled within primary care/behavioral health departments.
- Ability and cooperation to provide Psych NP coverage at other clinic sites as needed and requested by Director.
- Maintains competencies in mental health as required by all licensing and funding entities; maintain PA license to practice.
- Charting – Utilizes electronic medical record system to document all patient interactions and complete all charting required by contracted funding sources to include assessments, progress notes and billing in a timely fashion.
- Productivity – Meet productivity standards as established by the corporation.
- Member of Family Practice and Counseling Network’s Multi-disciplinary Team – Attend and participate in meetings and quality improvement activities as required.
- Responds to patient or co-worker complaints and work toward a positive resolution of any dispute.
- Serves as a member of site committees as requested.
- Participates in evaluation of peers and support staff when requested.
- Any other duties assigned by supervisor.
- Graduate degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
- Minimum of one year of experience in psychiatric treatment of all ages with prior experience as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner
- Current Pennsylvania Licensure as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
- Current certification: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification or Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania.
- Current nationally recognized board certification and federal DEA or in progress.
- Excellent working knowledge of psychopharmacology, behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for behavioral and mental health conditions.
- Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
- Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions via brief patient contact.
- High level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style.
- Ability to complete clinical documentation with concise, clinically relevant information in a timely fashion.
- Demonstrates good time management skills and follow through.
- Ability to work effectively as a team, interfacing with patients, primary care providers, behavioral health staff, as well as with administrative and support staff.
- Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.
- Ability to effectively represent health center’s interests in the community and maintain effective working relationships among co-workers, public, private, and professional groups.
- Ability to create a safe space for staff and those we serve to feel physically and emotionally safe.
- Knowledge of trauma-informed care and the ability to support individuals on their paths to recover and healing while resisting re-traumatization of staff and patients.
- Demonstrate exemplary problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of community health centers providing comprehensive primary care, dental and behavioral health services. The Network consists of four health centers in Philadelphia – Abbottsford-Falls Family Practice & Counseling in the Northwest, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in the North, the Health Annex in the Southwest, and Annex West Health Center in West Philly housed in Action Wellness building (formerly Action AIDS). Today the Network serves more than 20,000 patients annually and is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by HRSA as a National Quality Leader for Behavioral Health.
The Network’s mission is to provide person-centered, integrated and comprehensive health services to individuals and families across their lifespan. The Network promotes resiliency and well-being among patients, staff and surrounding communities. Network services are targeted to the surrounding communities and the advisory committee that guides services primarily consists of people from the communities served.
RHD employees and programs in the City of Philadelphia are required to follow the COVID vaccine mandate. The City of Philadelphia has issued an Emergency Regulation Governing the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 Mandating Vaccines for Healthcare Workers and In Higher Education, Healthcare, and Related Settings (“Vaccine Mandate Regulation”), which mandates vaccine for healthcare workers and in higher education, healthcare, and related settings. This mandate became Effective on August 16, 2021 and requires Healthcare Workers and certain workers at Healthcare Institutions to be fully vaccinated by October 22, 2021. Fully vaccinated means it has been two weeks since the final dose of vaccine. Thus, we now require vaccination prior to start for all new hires.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.