THE JOB: Under direction, performs mental health evaluations including psycho-social assessments of individuals, establishes psychiatric diagnosis; orders and evaluates diagnostic tests; formulates treatment plans and manages follow-up care; and performs other work as required. Immediate full-time vacancies are available.
$134,347-151,112 / Annually
HE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Possession of a master’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in a clinical field related to nursing, or a graduate degree in nursing.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: Completion of a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Possession and maintenance of a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession and maintenance of a valid Nurse Practitioner Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession and maintenance of a valid Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Furnishing Certificate enables a Nurse Practitioner to administer and/or order medications). Possession and maintenance of a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate – Schedules II – V issued by Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Controlled Substance Registration Certification [DEA #]) enables a Nurse Practitioner the ability to order level II – V controlled substance medications). Possession and maintenance of a valid California C driver license or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. NOTE: Candidates licensed in another state and/or students in their final year of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner training may participate in the recruitment/examination process; however, proof of all of the above-mentioned, required certificates/licensure must be provided at the start of employment.
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