LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a highly motivated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, either full time or part time, to join our multidisciplinary team at our Downtown Oakland Health Center. The ideal candidate must have a commitment to providing comprehensive psychiatric care in a medical setting. They should be interested in building collaborative teams, and working with underserved populations. There is opportunity to do nursing home/hospice care if interested.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 60,000 patients in socio-economically underserved regions of the East Bay Area. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 16 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley and west Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospital, to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and respond to the social and medical needs of our times. We offer an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan and loan repayment programs. LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs (HPSA score is 19). Acceptance rate may vary year to year based on funding levels and number of applicants.
We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.
LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Conducts psychiatric assessments and administers treatment of all referred primary care patients.
- Offers diagnostic and treatment consultation to primary care providers and other clinicians.
- Develops and assists in implementing psychiatric treatment plans with the patient’s primary care provider and other clinical providers or staff.
- Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, and phone conversations to coordinate services for the clinics’ patients. All services will be provided in collaboration with other behavioral health clinicians, service coordinators, case managers, social workers, and primary care clinicians.
- Provides ongoing training and guidance to clinic team members around psychiatric issues relevant to primary care.
- Actively participates in regular meetings of all of the LifeLong psychiatrists.
- Helps conduct functional assessments of patients and makes appropriate referrals when indicated.
- Documents mental health disabilities in partnership with other clinic staff and help patients with disability program applications and appeals when necessary.
- Provides integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment services and planning for patients.
- Helps develop and conduct staff trainings regarding psychiatric care when appropriate.
- Participates in ongoing program development and improvement activities.
- Completes necessary documentation for clinical records and billing.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Participates in Utilization Review/Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement activities based on organization, site and specialty goals.
- Supports educational efforts which promote mental health in the community.
- Participates in professional development activities.
- Participates in LifeLong Clinician Association activities and agrees to abide by their Guidelines and Code of Conduct.
- Ability to communicate effectively and work compassionately with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Commitment to a community health philosophy of prevention and primary care.
- Willingness to work in non-traditional settings.
Education & Experience
- Current California MD license and completed residency program in psychiatry.
- Training and experience in public sector work, community mental health, and working with dually diagnosed clients.