Mental Health Center of Denver Denver, CO, United States
Jan 23, 2017Full time
Mental Health Center of Denver Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Bilingual Spanish The Mental Health Center of Denver has an immediate need of a Bilingual (Spanish) Nurse Practitioner. The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovative and effective community behavioral healthcare. For the fourth straight year, Mental Health Center of Denver is named one of Denver’s Top Work Places by the Denver Post. Position Summary: Provide medical/clinical services to Consumers at the team(s) assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director. Portion of work with Adolescents and a portion of work with Adult Recovery Services. Essential Functions: Provide direct psychiatric services through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications Provide professional consultation to staff, participate in staff conferences, and serve on clinical committees Handle psychiatric emergencies, including mental health hold evaluations and court evaluations Provide back-up psychiatric coverage throughout MHCD during operating hours Supervise and provide necessary medical services of psychiatric Consumers Primary and/or non-psychiatric medical care will be referred to appropriate sources Supervise the treatment of involuntary center Consumers and comply with 27-10 rules and regulations Supervise the treatment plans of assigned Consumers Supervise and consult on medical screen reviews Testify at court hearing of Consumers as necessary Participate on quality assurance, educational, and professional committees as assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director Participate in program development with Division/Team Psychiatrist as assigned Develop and/or participate in research protocols as approved Requirements: Current Nurse Practitioner licensure Fluency with verbal and written Spanish required Expertise in use of psychotropic drugs Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices Three years of psychiatric residency from an approved Adult Program (preferred) Five years of psychiatric residency from an approved Child and Family Program (preferred) Benefits: Competitive compensation Qualifies for FEDERAL LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM Medical/dental/vision insurance (domestic partner included) Generous paid vacation and holidays Retirement match Tuition reimbursement and educational leave We intentionally bring out the best in ourselves and others – Join our award winning team!