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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

St. Johns Well Child Los Angeles, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The successful candidate must be comfortable being an egalitarian part of a treatment team, be willing to participate in case conferences, work closely with non-medical Behavior Health staff, and be knowledgeable about addiction medication. The licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP) will be responsible for diagnostic clarity and medication management of patients in need of psychiatric medication and/or addiction medication. In addition, this provider, under the consultation of an MD psychiatrist, will be responsible for 5150 assessments and triage along with other non-medical Behavioral Health staff. This Psych NP will work collaboratively with the Behavioral Health team and the referring Primary Care Provider regarding patient care. The Psych NP will assure that patient treatment is individualized, integrated, comprehensive, and ongoing. Treatment plans will be updated as needed, presented in case conferences, and will actively participate with patient discharge plans. This position requires that the Psych NP possess the skill sets to have individualized, integrated, and comprehensive assessment drive treatment and have treatment fit the patient’s needs and their readiness for change. In addition, the Practitioner must be comfortable with and knowledgeable about conducting patient treatment groups (psycho-educational, medication management, etc). Psych NP will attend provider meetings as needed, participate in all Behavioral Health meetings and consult with all team. These services will be provided at two of St. John’s Primary Care Medical Clinics in South Los Angeles.       

Note: The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job. 06/2019.   


Education: Master’s level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program   


• Bilingual in Spanish / English preferred   

• Within scope of training   

• Familiar with Electronic Health Records (EHR)   

• Familiar with Integrated Model of Care   

• Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), preferred   


• CA license that is either Board Certified or Board Eligible   


• Currently licensed by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing as a Registered Nurse; currently certified by the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner; possession of a Furnishing Number approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, with advanced pharmacology courses and training  Possession of a DEA Number   

• BLS and PALS certified   

• Employees are responsible for maintaining individual certifications as required by job function or by law and provide verification and re-certification when requested by management       

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES. We acknowledge that all employees should have goals and objectives that support the Mission of St. John’s and that each should be accountable for personal, team and organizational goals.      

Duties and Responsibilities:   

Personal - Team – Organization    

• Spanish speaking/writing   

• Is in good standing with any/all relevant California or other state Licensing/Certification Boards that has currently or historically issued a practitioner’s license to applicant   

• Has acquired knowledge about and work experience with assessing and treating multi-diagnosed individuals (i.e., HIV, Psychiatric Illness, Addiction, and Medical Illness)   

• Has acquired knowledge about and work experience with multi-diagnosed population during which provision of behavioral health services have occurred in a medical setting   

• Has work experience integrating behavior health care into primary medical care   

• Has acquired knowledge about, comfort with, and work experience with evidence-based treatments (i.e.   

motivational interviewing, harm reduction, contingency management, cognitive behavior therapy, stage of change model, addiction medication, interventions, etc.)   

• Has acquired knowledge about and work experience with individuals burdened with various forms of addiction, (i.e., alcohol and drugs - illicit and licit, food, sex, gambling, etc.)   

• Has acquired knowledge, comfort with, and work experience collaborating with non-medical Behavioral Health staff   

• Has acquired training, comfort with, and work experience with the use of addiction medications   

• Has experience and comfort with conducting staff training as it relates to psychiatric medications, differential diagnosis, and addiction medication   

Provider Competencies – Specificity   

• Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data.    

  •  Problem Solving  
  •  Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.    

Technical Skills   

  •  Assesses own strengths and weaknesses.    

• Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance.   

 Oral Communication   

  •  Responds well to questions; participates in meetings.    

 Written Communication    

  •  Writes clearly and informatively.    


  •   Treats people with respect; upholds organizational values.    


  •  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.   
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

St. Johns Well Child


Los Angeles, CA
90037 USA
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