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Psychiatry - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Job with InnovAge in San Bernardino, CA

Job ID: 1194333
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Employer Job ID: 1526

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - San Bernardino CA - M-F no nights or weekends - PACE

part of InnovAge
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Job Description

Job Description

Monday through Friday position with no weekends or on-call!

InnovAge PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is an alternative to nursing facilities. It provides customized healthcare, social engagement, and exercise to older adults to help them stay independent  and in their homes. PACE participants receive most of their healthcare and social support at an InnovAge center in their community. Each person in the program has a team of healthcare experts and a personal care plan that is focused on providing a personalized experience.

As a  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  (PMHNP)  you are an integral part of developing and delivering a personal care plan, ensuring high quality, clinically appropriate, team-based behavioral health care. Physical attendance at an InnovAge center(s) is essential to performing the job duties with the option to travel to meet participants outside of center. No on-call or weekend hours required. 

You will 

  • Confidently and swiftly navigate ambiguous situations to manage participants’ care in real time 
  • Take bold action using evidenced-based medication management to support acute needs
  • Emphasize gradual dose reduction
  • Natural ability to integrate with primary care and other Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) members
  • Adapt interpersonally to meet participant and IDT clinical needs in real time 
  • Pioneer InnovAge’s developing behavioral health integration program
  • Serve as mentor/educator to PCP’s regarding psychotropic medication management and behavioral change

Clinical Care – 70%

  • Provide in-person clinical assessments of participants, prescribe and deprescribe, identify treatment protocols, and on-going medication management in centers and via telehealth
  • Coordinate care with Behavioral Health Providers, PCPs, and IDT
  • Consult with IDT staff on behavioral interventions, nursing practice, and psychopharmacology, including writing orders for medications, as appropriate
  • Provide integrated therapeutic care 
  • Monitor psychiatric hospitalization care and follow-up disposition planning
  • Respond to urgent calls from clinics, center staff, and facilities, with a solution-focused approach
  • Monitor response to psychotropic medications

Administration – 30%

  • Educates IDT to manage and resolve behavioral complexities or placements
  • Liaisons with external psychiatric providers to ensure appropriate referrals, continuity of care, monitoring/follow up and report to IDT 
  • Provide in-service education at PACE centers; participate in staff meetings as needed
  • Contribute to case review, consultation, and utilization review
  • Research and utilize evolving psychiatric treatments, PACE service requirements, and legislation
  • Participates in IDT meetings, conferences, committees, and events as requested

REQUIRED

  • Current State issued Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/PMHNP license
  • 2+ yrs in psychiatric care and medication management
  • 5+ yrs nursing with at least 2yrs as Nurse Practitioner
  • DEA Certification with full prescriptive authority
  • Proficiency  with standard Microsoft Office applications and EMR systems
  • Current CPR certification or the ability to obtain CPR certification in first 30 days of employment
  • Requires personal transportation, valid state issued driver’s license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.

PREFERRED 

  • Experience working with geropsychiatric populations
  • Licensure or certification in substance use treatment
  • Training or experience with group and family interventions
  • Experience with conflict management, mediation, de-escalation, and crisis mitigation
  • Knowledge of the chronic disease management and psycho-social implications
  • Bilingual

InnovAge’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an alternative to nursing facilities. Seniors receive customized healthcare and social support at a nearby PACE center supported by a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare and support to help them age at home.  Our greatest assets are our  team members who make a difference in the lives of those we  serve every day.  Elevate your future with  co-workers  passionate  about  a patient-centered care model supported by comprehensive services to improve the quality of care while reducing over-utilization of high-cost care settings.


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer InnovAge is committed to and values an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, pregnancy or any other status prohibited by applicable law. 

 

Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience, and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential bonus or benefits.  Comprehensive benefits include m/d/v, short and long-term disability, life insurance and add, supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) savings, paid time off, and company paid holidays.

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