Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
As the largest university-based eating disorders program in the country, UCSD Eating Disorders Program provides state-of-the-art treatments based on research and new understandings of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.
Our adult program follows the evidence-based approach of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and our adolescent program utilizes a Family Based Treatment approach (FBT; also known as the "Maudsley" Model) in addition to DBT. Our dynamic team of researchers and clinicians is very dedicated to staying at the forefront of eating disorder treatment.
Patients with eating disorders present with a wide variety of psychiatric, medical and psychosocial conditions. Under general supervision of and in consultation with the Clinical Director and Medical Directors of the UCSD Eating Disorders Program, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) will serve as a designated expert for assessing and interpreting complex psychiatric cases and providing specialized mental health care services in an eating disorders partial hospital program, and intensive outpatient program.
The NP will treat a caseload of patients in both the adult and adolescent programs. Evaluate and manage psychiatric disorders. Conduct in-depth interviews with patients with a range of comorbid disorders and symptoms, construct comprehensive psychiatric and medical histories, perform targeted physical examinations as needed. Coordinate appropriate follow-up care, referrals, and case management for patients and families. Perform crisis intervention and triage as well as routine psychiatric medication management. Develop and implement long- and short-range treatment plans.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, consult and coordinate care with other medical and psychologist staff, and outside agencies. Provide crisis counseling to patients and families regarding any aspect of diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders. Participate in continuing education for staff. Utilize critical thinking skills to individualize patient care in order to manage illness, promote well-being, and foster rehabilitative and preventive lifestyle choices.
The NP will be responsible for identifying and solving complex problems, collaborating with other UCSD and community health care providers, preparing cases to meet clinical standard of practice. Prepare and maintain appropriate treatment records and files. The NP will participate in oversight of regulatory compliance and quality assurance for psychiatric cases. Plan and present services to staff and/or community groups as appropriate based on level of experience.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
State of California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner License, State of California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number and DEA number, Board Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
BART or BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Proven knowledge of psychiatric principles, practices, and process gained through extended clinical study and/or experience. Knowledge of psychiatric models of care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approach.
Demonstrated knowledge of community agencies most frequently used in mental health care.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing psychiatric medications.
Demonstrated abilities and experience in providing crisis counseling to patients and families regarding any aspect of diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders.
Proven experience in providing education to the patient and family related to the ongoing primary care of the patient such as health maintenance, prevention, anticipatory guidance, and management of psychiatric disorders.
Experience with and/or interest in providing continuing education for staff and develop relevant programs regarding the diagnosis and management of the patients with psychiatric disorders.
Eating disorders experience helpful but not required.
Recent working Psychiatric NP experience helpful but not required.
Subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to work weekends and overtime as needed.
Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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