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Part Time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 5/1/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 1738

Job Description


Work Location: Centro De La Familia-Maryvale







The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will conduct psychiatric evaluations; counseling assessment;


medication monitoring, adjustment, and prescriptions; consultation and collaboration with treatment


team professionals, diagnostic education, counseling, psycho education; and maintain continuing


education and credentials relevant to scope of practice. Will further coordinate and assist with other


clinic staff the processing medication refill requests and scheduling according to client and program


needs; maintain the accuracy of electronic and hard copy clinical information to meet established


monitoring standards.






Master's degree in nursing, current certification by the Arizona Board of Nursing, current Drug


Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate, current fingerprint clearance card, current CPR and First


Aid Certification. Able to utilize computer-based programs and web resources that manage large amount of data, and be competent in Excel and Word.






Able to be organized, have clear and understandable written and oral communication, demonstrate


empathy and build positive rapport with the client population served, be knowledgeable about


community resources, and adapt well to a changing and high volume environment.








1. Possess knowledge of outpatient mental health clinic operations.


2. Demonstrate above average facilitation and management of computer data.


3. Ability to develop and communicate ideas in writing.


4. Possess knowledge of intake assessment, data demographic standards, and discharge procedures;


follows CPLC monitoring authorities protocols.


5. Demonstrate skill with working with clients with diverse psychological, medical and cultural


needs; able to facilitate brief counseling interventions, psycho education, illness self management,


family/stakeholder involvement.


6. Independently conducts psychiatric evaluations for differential diagnosis, medication trails,


diagnostic education, and consults or refers when appropriate.


7. Conducts medication monitoring, facilitating prescription renewals, making adjustments and


changes to medication when appropriate.


8. Requests, interprets, and monitors laboratory test to ensure medical integrity for client wellness;


conducts doctor to doctor consultations when needed; monitors to reduce adverse effects or


identified polypharmacy situations; refer when appropriate.


9. Supports the counseling and social work treatment team by advocating psychotherapeutic


intervention in conjunction with pharmacotherapy's, recommends combination therapy when


appropriate; assists with interventions designed to increased client compliance with appropriate


medication use, treatment planning, required clinical documentation needed to maintain client


eligibility for services.


10. Supports co-occurring disorder approaches by actively engaging clients using motivational


enhancement and applying Tran theoretical stages of change; considers serious mental illness


and medication intervention, as appropriate, with persons presenting with substance abuse


history; understands the implications of addiction behavior with the prescription of certain




11. Ability to work closely with peers to implement new and ongoing ideas to ensure program


efficiency and effectiveness.


12. Knowledge of crisis planning and intervention; assists with client petitions, in-office crisis, and


after-hours crisis needs when appropriate.









Must be able to travel. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Able to utilize computer-based applications, such as office programs, spreadsheets, and electronic data environments. 






Employee will be expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and maintenance of competency skills. 






Work is performed in structured and unstructured environments. 






Reports to and is supervised directly by the Director of Centro De La Familia or designee. Employee is also accountable for understanding and complying with CPLC policies and procedures. 





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