Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

JOB TITLE:  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

LOCATION:  Victoria, Texas

JOB PURPOSE: Assist in developing Gulf Bend Center's Integrated Care Clinics. Ensures compliance with applicable state regulations of the Integrated Care Clinics. Will provide medical assessment and treatment of individuals presenting in the Integrated Care clinic within the practitioner's scope of practice. Provide primary care services to individuals served on an outpatient basis. Works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary management team in identifying and addressing the needs of the clinic. Provides education and training of ancillary staff. Works under the supervision of the Center's Chief Operations Officer. May assist with short and long-range planning of Center programs and public relations. May require after hours flexibility. Requires local and service area travel and occasional use of personal vehicle.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES: (1) Deliver primary care services to customers to meet customer and program needs. (2) Ensure all services delivered adhere to applicable standards and regulations, including the Center's compliance program. (3) Provide treatment that meets payer expectations. (4) Participate in team and committee meetings.  (5) Provide staff education and training. (6) Develop, provide, and oversee other community and/or public primary health services that expand the Center's capacity and ability to meet the broader healthcare needs of the communities Gulf Bend Center serves.  (7) Provide public education and engage in related functions, to include trainings, speaking engagements, marketing, and/or working with various collaboratives.  (8) Participate in the quality assurance and utilization review process of services to ensure compliance standards.

REPORTS TO:  Chief Operations Officer 

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED:  General

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and COMPETENCY:  Minimum two years experience in providing medical care within the scope of practice of the PA or APRN. Experience in working with individuals with mental illness preferred. Ability to meet deadlines, participate in interdisciplinary teamwork, and to coordinate services with other service provider agencies. Must be able to work assertively and flexibly as a team member per Gulf Bend Center policies and procedures. Must be knowledgeable of community agencies and mental health programs and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must have computer experience to include, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Must have good organizational skills to achieve multiple deadlines.  Bilingual Spanish-English is desirable.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school with a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies or a Master's of Science in Nursing Family/Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Preferred: N/A

DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: License in the state of Texas to practice as an Advance Practice Nurse or License in the state of Texas to practice as a Physician's Assistant.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs; Moderate carrying 15-44 lbs; Straight pulling; Reaching above shoulder; Simple grasping; Dual simultaneous grasping; Walking; Standing; Sitting; Operating office equipment; Operating motor vehicle; Ability to see; Identify colors; Depth perception needed; Hearing (with aid): Ability to write; Ability to count; Ability to read; Ability to tell time; Travel by car 10% of time; Inside; Excessive noise/intermittent; Working closely with others; Working alone.

CRED/PRIV REQUIRED?  Yes    DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes 

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS: Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. Liability insurance required.  Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.