PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) REVISED (VA1279)

  • Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Jul 08, 2020
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Description:
Recruitment Details
Position Details
Recruitment Number VA1279
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 01/76/20. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Working Title PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) REVISED
Class Title NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) $5,690 - $10,979 per month / $68,280 - $131,748 annually (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range).
Department WellCat Health Center
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Regular: Permanent (after one-year probationary period)
Full-time/part-time Part-time (.50) or Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12 Month
CBU/MOU R02 - CSUEU Health Care Support
Quick Link http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6024

Work Schedule
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
Shift Day

Position Summary
Primary Duties
Student Health Services (SHS) is an outpatient primary care clinic, staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide medical care to students enrolled in the University in accordance with policies set by the Board of Trustees of California State University. An in-house licensed pharmacy, federally certified laboratory, and x-ray department complement the services available. The basic clinic schedule is 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with no evening or weekend duty and the summer work week is 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, with no evening or weekend duty.
The Physician Assistant works under general administrative direction of the Director of the Student Health Center and Medical Chief of Staff, using established standardized procedures and processes, the primary focus of this position is to provide medical care for common and uncommon psychiatric illness and medical illness with a psychiatric component. This care can include physical examinations, assessment, diagnostic, treatment and management of psychiatric illness, order tests and interpret the results, counsel patients on preventive care, and preventive and health maintenance services; and assist, and cooperate with, both on campus qualified personnel and outside Medical Providers to provide quality health care services to eligible students. Incumbent will also participate in providing health education and health promotion activities.

The Nurse Practitioner works under general administrative direction of the Director of the Student Health Center and Medical Chief of Staff, using established standardized procedures and processes, the primary focus of this position is to provide medical care for common and uncommon psychiatric illness and medical illness with a psychiatric component. This care can include physical examinations, assessment, diagnostic, treatment and management of psychiatric illness, order tests and interpret the results, counsel patients on preventive care, and preventive and health maintenance services; and assist, and cooperate with, both on campus qualified personnel and outside Medical Providers to provide quality health care services to eligible students. Incumbent will also participate in providing health education and health promotion activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE:
Incumbents must possess the knowledge to work as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant including, but not limited to:
• Comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing and primary care principles, methods and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of:
• Medical theories, practices and protocols relative to the scope of practice.
• Subject areas such as growth and development, pathophysiology, psychosocial assessment, pharmacology, nutrition, disease management, and the principles of health maintenance.
• Applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
• General knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices, if assigned lead work direction.
• Fluency in using standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones) and standard office software packages and related electronic medical records software packages.

SKILLS:
• Advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Advanced organizational skills to handle heavy workload and multiple projects with frequent interruptions.
• Active problem solving skills.

ABILITIES:
Incumbents must possess the abilities and clinical competence required to work as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant including, but not limited to, the ability to:
• Work independently in assigned areas of practice established by the supervising physician.
• Demonstrate clinical competence in eliciting patient histories, conducting examinations, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic psychiatric illnesses.
• Assess patient needs and making appropriate referrals; use clinical techniques and diagnostic tools; interpret laboratory and other test results.
• Keep current with developments in the medical field pertinent to the incumbent's scope of practice.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health center staff.
• Be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients responding appropriately to sensitive situations conflicts and/or problems.
• Protect patient rights and provide advocacy for the mentally ill.
• Provide lead work direction to specified health center support staff when needed.
• Appropriately and safely use standard medical equipment as applicable
• Analyze urgent and/or emergency situations and take prompt action, including stabilization and referral, as necessary.
• A valid and current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.
• Perform assigned duties.

Required Education and/or Experience
EDUCATION:
• Nurse Practitioners must possess an academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based Nurse Practitioner program or equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
• Physician Assistants must possess an academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based Physician Assistant medical training program or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
EXPERIENCE:
• Incumbents must be clinically competent in the medical specialty of psychiatry and must possess sufficient experience to independently perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant within that specialty.
AND
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS FOR BOTH:
• Possess (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and maintain the following:
• A valid and current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number and certificate.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS NURSE PRACTITIONER ONLY:
• A valid and current California license as a Registered Nurse and a BRN certificate evidencing that the individual is qualified to use the title of Nurse Practitioner, as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
• A valid and current BRN Furnishing certificate.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ONLY:
• A valid and current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of California. Licensing by the Medical Board of California requires passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).
Recruitment Preferences

PREFERENCES FOR BOTH:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Three or more years of professional experience with an emphasis on mental health treatment.
• Three or more years of experience in a high volume ambulatory patient triage.
• Experience working in a college and community health model, or with college age population
• Experience in a hospital or outpatient clinic.
• Possess excellent computer skills and the ability to accurately an expediently enter patient data into an electronic medical database.

PREFERENCES SPECIFIC TO NURSE PRACTITIONER:
• Applicants with a valid Certification of Additional Qualifications (NCCPA) or Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner License (BRN).

PREFERENCES SPECIFIC TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:
• Applicants with a valid Certification of Physician Assistant Certified Psychiatry.

Special Requirements
• The person holding this position is considered a "General Mandated Reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
• Adhere and comply to Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and regulations.
• A valid and current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.
• A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This is considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
• The selected candidate must pass a post-offer pre-employment physical examination.

Throughout employment in this position must possess and maintain the legal requirements to practice medicine in the State of California while employed in this position:

NURSE PRACTITIONER:
• A valid and current California license as a Registered Nurse and a BRN certificate evidencing that the individual is qualified to use the title of Nurse Practitioner, as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
• A valid and current BRN Furnishing certificate.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:
• A valid and current license to practice as a Physician Assistant Certified in Psychiatry in the State of California. Licensing by the Medical Board of California requires passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).
• A valid and current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number and certificate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position is required to stand or walk for approximately six hours per shift. Keyboarding and mousing is required to operate computers. Light lifting is required to transport or use medical records, instruments and supplies. May be required to push or pull patients in wheelchairs. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position will work in the Student Health Services in offices and treatment rooms that are kept clean. The duties of this position involve direct, personal contact with patients. There may be exposure to infection, communicable diseases and contaminated material. Infectious material hazards involve regular exposure to disease-bearing specimens, body fluids, wastes and blood-borne pathogens. May require occasional additional work hours. May be called back for disaster response or emergencies.
Benefits This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
Benefit Information CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community Detailed information is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/pa/chico-facts.shtml. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment - see http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainability/index.shtml.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details
Open Date (posting open date) 01/10/2020
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Chico, California 95929 United States View Map