NURSE PRACTITIONER / PSYCHIATRIC MH

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $115,340.88 - $168,030.00 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
b5121E

JOB TYPE :
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY


FILING START DATE:
1/31/2020
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met
and is subject to closure without prior notice.


DEFINITION:
Works in collaboration with physicians and within written guidelines to provide complete physical examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of both chronic and episodic disorders.

Essential Job Functions
Under established Department of Mental Health protocols, reviews and analyzes patient records in order to evaluate the usage of psychotropic drugs and the quality and appropriateness of the care of mental health patients.

Assumes ongoing responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery and discharge.

Performs psychiatric and physical assessments, including interviewing patients to obtain complete medical histories as well as ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations.

Establishes and documents the mental health service plan and prognosis, maintains records of each case that are detailed and complete.

Under established Department of Mental Health protocols, initiates drug therapy, assumes responsibility for appropriate dosage, indications, contraindications, side effects and other reactions as well as for therapy when performed prior to consultation with a physician.

Participates in policy, procedure and protocol formulation and updates for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner role in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health Chief of Nursing and Chief of Psychiatry or designee.

Assumes preceptor roles and other supervision responsibilities for Nurse Practitioner students, Mental Health Counselor, RNs and Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing students as requested.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of an approved Master's level Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner's Program issued by an accredited* college or university.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED :
APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS ALL OF THE LICENSES BELOW AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION.
  • An active and current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • An active and current Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • An active and current Nurse Practitioner medication furnishing number issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • An active and current Controlled Substance Registration certificate issued by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)**
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

The required licenses and certificates MUST be current and unrestricted: a provisional, conditional, probationary, temporary, expired, or restricted license and certificate will NOT be accepted.

** Applicant may still be hired even if applicant does not have DEA certificate at time of submission. In such situations, DEA certificate must be obtained within 60 days of employment. Failure to obtain the DEA certificate within the 60 days of employment will result in termination.

*In order to receive credit for any college or university course, or any type of college or university degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma or official transcripts from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcripts from the school's website is NOT considered official and; therefore, will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete or rejected.

The legible copy of official Master's level certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner's Program. Candidates whose educational certificate does not show the specialty must provide a written statement from their educational institution indicating the educational specialty on the university/college letterhead signed by an authorized university/school official.

*ACCREDITATION: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • An active and current certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Experience working as a licensed Nurse Practitioner providing mental health care services to patients in a psychiatric setting.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Past and present mental health clients and their family members who meet the selection requirements are encouraged to apply.

SHIFT: DAY
Appointees may also be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, or holidays.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on information listed on the online application and the Supplemental Questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%. Each candidate's background will be evaluated on the basis of information provided on his/her County of Los Angeles Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire that pertain to the areas of Selection Requirements and Desirable Qualifications.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on this examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve months.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION: All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application online only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the applications.

We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting.

Applicants must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. License, Resume, Official Transcripts, etc.) as attachment(s) during application submission, or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date. Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned. Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week. List separately each job experience to be evaluated.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • All information is subject to verification. Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from class specifications and Selection Requirement serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Department Contact Name: Irene San, Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: 213-972-7037 or 213-972-7034
Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: 213-972-7034
Teletype Phone: 800-735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: 800-735-2922


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