Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, SKWC
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary: We are in an exciting time where we are undergoing Project HOME’s expansion of its mental health services to meet the needs of our community. At its core, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides continuous and comprehensive services necessary for the promotion of optimal mental health, prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders and health maintenance to adults and youth in an urban federally qualified health center. This role includes the assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders using a state-of-the-art integrated electronic health record. The CRNP works collaboratively with on-site physicians, physician assistants, nurses, behavioral health specialists, community health workers and other ancillary staff. Additionally, this role will be a key member of our community mental health team and have the opportunity, if desired, to lend their expertise in helping Project HOME revitalize our mental health strategy and services throughout the organization (housing, employment, education). This NP demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Project HOME.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Patient Care Management
- Work collaboratively with a physician and/or mental health provider of record, (if one exists), to provide comprehensive mental health services to adults, youth, and families.
- Thorough patient evaluation, determine a differential diagnosis and plan for intervention.
- Adhere to standards via identified text and/or via office practice standard protocols.
- Maintain a customer-oriented approach to meeting patient needs in an expedient manner, involving the family in the plan of care as appropriate.
- Maintain confidentiality and patient privacy.
- Document care provided in the electronic health record; meeting standards for quarterly chart reviews.
- Meet regularly with program staff to address clinical issues.
Consultation and Referral
- Seek consultations as appropriate, act as a consultant as requested.
- Facilitate the process of ethical decision making as appropriate.
- Perform comprehensive assessments and refer patients for further care and services within the Wellness Center, Project HOME, and/or the larger community.
- Utilize teaching learning theory with patients and their families to influence patient outcomes.
- Identify learning needs of various populations and contribute to the development of educational programs to meet those needs.
- Provide a site for student education as requested.
- Provide on-going training to Wellness Center staff.
- Identify system specific problems, which require evaluation and/or change; work with appropriate staff to resolve these issues by participating in performance improvement processes.
- Takes an active role to contribute to the improvement of office functioning.
- Participate in Quality and Risk Management Committee as designated.
- Develop and maintain activities to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
- Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
- Ability to function independently with regards to most clinical decision making.
- Masters prepared Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry
- Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a primary care setting.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians.
- Current CPR Certification.
- Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and/or underserved communities preferred.
- Experience in primary care setting preferred
- Formal background and training in various modalities of psychotherapy seen as an asset
- Prior experience delivering services to patients who have experienced homelessness, historically marginalized, and/or substance dependence, often complicated by histories of trauma.
- De-escalation Training
- Commitment to social justice and racial equity
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.