Job Requisition Number: 22868. Take your career to the preeminent public university in the country! As a national collegiate leader, UC BerkeleyÃs University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Learn more at https://uhs.berkeley.edu/
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) supports the emotional, psychological, educational, social and cultural development of all UC Berkeley students through a wide range of multiculturally based counseling, psychiatric, career, consultation, training and educational services. The Psychiatry Service at UHS provides valuable consultative expertise and ongoing care for patients referred by clinical services providers and counseling staff to assure high quality mental health care.
The Psychiatric RN / Mental Health Nurse Practitioners provide mental health care including diagnosis and treatment in the Counseling and Psychological Services and are an intergral part of both health care and administrative teams. Individuals in this position must reflect a balance and understanding of both client care needs and efficient clinic operations.
I. CLINICAL CARE Ã±Mental Health In accordance with established UHS policies and procedures, Standardized Procedures and community standards the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner provides a variety of mental health care services. 1. Assists with the initial intake evaluation of patients referred to the psychiatry practice. 2. The initial evaluation includes obtaining an appropriate history relevant to the presenting circumstances, including current medications, allergies, pertinent medical and psychiatric history and an appropriate mental status and physical examination (as needed). 3. Formulates appropriate initial mental health diagnosis for individuals with common mental health complaints. 4. Formulates an appropriate dispostion and/or treatment plan. This includes: ordering and interpreting diagnostic test(s) when appropriate, implementing therapeutic treatment modalities (including medications), providing appropriate patient instruction and or referrals. Prior medical and/or mental health records from outside providers will be requested as appropriate. 5. The initial treatment plan may include referral to a UHS staff psychiatrist, a community psychiatrist, a UHS medical provider, or follow up appointments with the Nurse Practitioner. 6. Counsels students with personal, medical or academic difficulties. 7. Discriminates between acute and chronic conditions and determines when to collaborate or refer to psychiatrist. 8. Works collaborately and cooperatively with all members of the mental health care team 9. Monitors changes in clients mental illness or medication side effects and consults with a psychiatrist or other mental health staff as appropriate. 10. Monitor patients on psychotropic medications to maximize benefits and minimize side effects. Collaborates with psychiatrist as needed. 11. Monitors and provides initial follow up on laboratory data for psychiatry patients (e.g. thyroid panels, lithium levels, etc.) Consults with psychiatrist as needed regarding changes in treatment plan. 12. Serves as a liaison to the UHS primary care and urgent care providers. This includes development of collaborative working relationships with primary care providers to coordinate referrals and medical evaluation for underlying medical conditions that may complicate mental health problems. 13. Provides assistance to the UHS psychiatry staff with patient related telephone calls. This includes answering and returning telephone calls, assessment of needs, development of an appropriate plan and consultation with the psychiatrist as needed. 14. Obtains vital signs on patients as needed for initial evaluation or ongoing care. 15. Assists psychiatrists and counseling staff with case management duties to reduce the number of psychiatric hospitalizations and support students staying in their living environments, when appropriate, including intervening with family, friends, others to enhance a supportive response. 16. Consults colleagues when appropriate and in a professional manner.
II. DOCUMENTATION OF PRACTICE Maintains professional standards of documentation. 1. Records content of client encounters within the clientÃs psychiatric record. 2. Charting notes are maintained in a succinct, legible and accurate manner. 3. Completes chart notes in a timely fashion. 4. Charting reflects the process of care, patient progress and current mental status. 5. Documents medication allergies 6. Completes appropriate forms, including but not limited to intake and clsoing summaries, referral forms etc.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates a positive, constructive attitude that facilitates the goals and mission of University Health Services. A. Adheres to principals of quality, and client oriented standards. 1. Demonstates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with clients and staff regardless of cultural, racial/ethnic background, sexual or gender orientation. 2. Refers administrative inquires, client compalints/concerns to approriate supervisors. 3. Knowledgeable of client rights and responsibilities, and established rules of confidentiality and patient privacy. 4. Maintains clientsÃ psychiatric and medical record confidentiality. 5. Maintains an understanding of the social, cultural and environmental context of health, including mental health on the college campus. B. Implements University and UHS policies and procedures. 1. Knowledgeable of UHS departments, services, and locations. 2. Knowledgeable of operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies. a) Working knowledge of CPS, Social Services and Clinical Services policies and procedures. C. Works collboratively with Health Services staff following a team approach. 1. Serves on committees as assigned. 2. Participates constructively in staff meetings
IV. LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL GROWTH A. As a nursing professional demonstrates an ability to communicate knowledge both formally and informally. 1. Collaborates with other disiplines in planning, developing, gathering, implementing, and evaluating client education materials. 2. Participates in the orientation of new employees as requested. 3. Acts as a preceptor providing instruction and guidance in a constructive manner. 4. Serves in a teaching capacity and resource person for the development of other health care workers, individual clients, volunteers, and groups. 5. Engages in self evaluation and goal-setting to maintain and/or improve quality of own performance. 6. Maintains current RN, NP, NP Furnishing, DEA and CPR licensing and certification. Provides timely documentation to UHS. B. Contributes to the professional development of nursing and Nurse Practitioner Practice. 1. Demonstrates and supports professionalism in nursing and Nurse Practitioner practice. 2. Develops and maintains area(s) of clinical concentration or specialty that are consistent with UHS needs. 3. Serves as a resource person for other nursing staff in the enhancement of basic nursing practice. 4. Takes responsibility for own educational needs and keeps current on literature pertinent to ongoing advanced practice. Shares information from research in professional literature with other staff. 5. Participates in the development of standards, policies and procedures essential to the delivery of quality medical, nursing, and preventative health care services. 6. Assists in identifying mental health related NP staff educational needs and issues in NP practice. Prepares professional literature to share with other NPs and/or appropriate staff. 7. Contributes to (and participates) in Quality Improvement activities as needed e.g. case management conferences. V. WORK STANDARDS A. Organized and able to prioritize workload. 1. Assures timely patient care. Keeps pace within appointment system and appropriate pace for drop-in patient load within the limits of available resources and within expected goals of productivity. 2. Contributes to productivity of unit by demonstrating an ability to work efficiently. 3. Maintains communications and coordinates functions with staff. 4. Maintains a professional demeanor even when under pressure or difficult situations are encountered. 5. Demonstrates respect for co-workers by keeping a reasonably clean and well-organized work area. B. Knowledgeable in emergency policies and procedures. 1. Knows emergency/disaster/infection control plan. 2. Knows use and location of emergency equipment at a level appropriate to the assigned unit. a. Initiates basic CPR as needed. C. Adheres to hours of work and payroll responsibilities. 1. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedules which may include rotation to other clinical areas as needed and may include evening and weekend shift assignment.Ã¯ Active State of California RN License and NP Certification. Ã¯ NP Furnishing Number and DEA License. Ã¯ NPI Number. Ã¯ Minimum three years experience in a high volume mental health care setting or equivalent. Ã¯ Must have completed a minimum of five to seven years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner Ã¯ Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ã¯ Excellent customer service and people skills. Position is up to 100% FTE (up to 40 hours/week). Final hours will be based on selected candidate's availability & operational needs.
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