Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

Psychiatry-ZSFG-Alliance Health Project

Full Time

62822BR


Job Summary

The Alliance Health Project (AHP) is a division of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). We are seeking a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) interested in serving people living with complex trauma, minority stress, dual diagnoses, primary substance use disorders and severe mental illness.  This is an opportunity that allows for hybrid work (remote and on site) along with a flexible schedule with the use of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant telehealth tools and resources provided by UCSF.  The PMHNP will join a skilled and collegial mental health team at two of AHP's clinical sites.

Primarily, the clinical work will be at AHP Services Center on 1930 Market St, San Francisco. In this role the PMHNP will serve as a clinician working within a team consisting of mission-driven case managers, therapists, peer counselors and experts in sexual health. The PMHNP will provide clinical assessment, treatment and appropriate disposition for a caseload of patients with supervision provided by AHP’s Medical Director along with guidance provided by local leaders in community mental health. 

The Alliance Health Project (AHP) is a community-based LGBTQ+ and HIV-focused clinic located at 1930 Market Street in San Francisco. We provide psychotherapy, substance use counseling, case management, support groups, psychiatry, sexual health services, clinical traineeship, and provider education and training. Our multi-disciplinary staff are a client-centered, collaborative, Harm Reduction-oriented team. We have continued to grow as a community-based clinic by anticipating and addressing the changing needs of our LGBTQ+ and HIV community members for more than 35 years. Our process of continuous improvement of service to our community includes a strong focus on cultural humility and anti-racist service provision.

The secondary clinical work site will be providing psychiatric consultation to primary care providers in HIV healthcare at Ward 86 located on the ZSFG campus.  The UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at ZSFG is an internationally recognized global leader in HIV clinical care, research and education. Ward 86 pioneered a comprehensive medical model that involves primary and specialty care, social services, and case management.

The PMHNP will be a member of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. UCSF’s DPBS is among the nation's foremost resources in the field of child, adolescent, and adult mental health. Psychiatry faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a PMHNP working within the department you will have opportunities to seek mentorship from leaders in nursing and also provide mentorship to nursing students.

ZSFG requires all Advanced Health Professionals who provide clinical services on the ZSFG campus to be credentialed through the ZSFG Medical Staff Office in order to practice and function in their clinical role. Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures must be completed prior to the first working day.


Department Description

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) is dedicated to providing culturally competent services to the diverse patient population we serve. Providing a range of clinical services informed by evidence-based practices, the Department of Psychiatry provides care to thousands of patients each year.


Required Qualifications

  • Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) license as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California; certificate of completion from a college or university-based Nurse Practitioner program; successful completion of the credentialing process; national certification in the area of specialty (NPII+)
  • Current California (CA) RN license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Current American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.  
  • Possession of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)#
  • Current NP Furnishing License and verification of experience to furnish (for NPs who will be writing prescriptions only)
  • Certified or eligible for national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or a Family Mental Health Practitioner
  • Must be able to obtain Medical Staff privileges through the ZSFG Medical Staff Office.
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience with the chronically mentally ill, preferably with patients with a dual diagnosis (substance abuse/mental illness) required.  
  • Ability to efficiently prepare written summaries of activities, set priorities and complete reports within required timeframes.  
  • Ability to work with patients and program staff from diverse culture and social class backgrounds
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately and be detail orientated.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a culturally diverse setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of a Master’s degree or higher (e.g. DNSc) in an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Prior related ZSFG experience
  • Prior UCSF or UC experience

License/Certification

  • Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) license as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California; certificate of completion from a college or university-based Nurse Practitioner program; successful completion of the credentialing process; national certification in the area of specialty (NPII+)
  • Current California (CA) RN license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Current American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.  
  • Possession of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)#
  • Current NP Furnishing License and verification of experience to furnish (for NPs who will be writing prescriptions only)
  • Certified or eligible for national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or a Family Mental Health Practitioner
  • Must be able to obtain Medical Staff privileges through the ZSFG Medical Staff Office.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.


Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Job Code and Payroll Title

009147 NURSE PRACT 2


Job Category

Allied Health, Other Nursing


Bargaining Unit

California Nurses Association (CNA) - Registered Nurses Unit (NX)


Location

Market Street (SF), Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)


Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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