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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Fhcsd
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

For nearly 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 1,800 employees spread throughout 40 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.Core functions include diagnosing and treating acute and chronic health/mental health care problems, performing adult care check-ups and/or follow-up as indicated per treatment plan, prescribing medication when indicated, creating and updating treatment plans, acting as the Mental Health Treatment Coordinator when appropriate, and teaching health promotion and disease prevention to patients and/or family members.Performs general evaluation for mental and medical health status, including but not limited to, completing full intake mental health evaluations, ordering of diagnostic procedures/labs/medical supplies, formulating plans of care, prescribing medication, making appropriate consults to specialty areas and ensuring that immunizations and PPD's are current as required or needed. Maintains satisfactory peer reviews: able to assess medical information including pathophysiology, patient presentation, differential diagnosis, etc, in order to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention.Completes all required documentation accurately, timely and thoroughly in accordance with department standards and to comply with electronic medical record requirements, including medication reconciliation, finalizing notes, clearing out personal pool, and participating in clinic pool.Meets clinic site and organization needs in a reliable and flexible manner; prioritizes work and makes an effort to adhere to schedule.Participates in administrative duties, including lab reports, charts, and medication refills reviewed and managed appropriately.Participate in Clinical Outcomes Program and work towards meeting organizational targets for all metrics.Maintain FHCSD behavioral standards, including (but not limited to), effective listening and communication skills and respectful interactions with colleagues and patients.Assesses and intervenes for urgent and/or emergent mental health problems. Provides nurse practitioner support and consultation to other outpatient clinics in area of expertise when available and appropriate.Seeks physician consultation during scheduled supervision meetings or as needed when managing a medical or mental health condition that is not resolving as anticipated, feels adjustments in medication/therapy have not brought about the expected improvements, or any time the nurse practitioner seeks additional expertise on providing appropriate treatment for a specific condition. Electronic progress notes will be in problem-oriented format and sufficiently detailed to obtain a clear picture of the patient's current health status. In addition, all patient contacts and visits with physician involvement must include the name of the physician in the progress notes.Performs duties relying, as needed, on standardized procedures that allow for the collaborating physician to be available to the NP by phone or in personPerforms other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Fhcsd, Oceanside , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Oceanside, California

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