Tacoma | Washington | United States
Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 122 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!
Telecare’s Community Alternatives Team (T-CAT) provides the following outreach services in Pierce County: The Diversion Service works in partnership with Community Hospital Emergency Departments and Pierce Co. Mobile Crisis Team to assess risk and provide additional support to individuals who can safely avoid a psychiatric hospitalization with appropriate support and resource referrals. The Transition Service serves individuals who are working towards discharge from an E&T or other housing setting and who could use additional support in successfully sustaining their transition to outpatient services (i.e. interim prescribing support; connecting with outpatient mental health services; seeking housing, employment or education opportunities; connecting with others in social settings, and other supportive services). The Transition Service also receives referrals from many other community stakeholders to address an individual’s emerging needs in the community such that a return to an acute hospital setting can be prevented wherever safely possible.
Employment Status: Part-Time .6
Shift:AM, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
As a senior member of the clinical team, the Nurse Practitioner provides direct psychiatric nurse practitioner care and medical treatment to members served.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science and an advanced degree in a healthcare science as required by the State Licensing program
• Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
• Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in the State of practice
• Active DEA and Furnishing licenses
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification.Position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.
• Demonstrates the company mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
Assessment and Diagnosis:
• Interview members served to gather relevant history including but not limited to current psychiatric symptoms, previous psychiatric treatment and hospitalizations, previous response to medications, substance use, physical health issues, history of abuse or neglect, history of violence, and pertinent family history
• Utilize effective communication methods to foster the therapeutic relationship and promote positive clinical outcomes
• Gather data from multiple sources including reviews of previous medical records, psychosocial and other evaluations performed by the multidisciplinary team, and interviews of family members when available
• Using data gathered, complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of members served within designated timeframes. The psychiatric evaluation and chart notes must include content areas as determined by Practice Site policies as well as regulatory and Telecare standards.
• Develop a diagnosis based on the data gathered in accordance with ICD-10/DSM-5 classification systems
• Evaluate need for involuntary hold status and release as appropriate
• Document and finalize all assessments within the time frame dictated by the program
• Develop plan for treatment based on data gathered during assessment and input from members served as well as other sources. Ensure that the plan for treatment is in accordance with evidence based standards and practice guidelines.
• Work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team to implement plan for treatment. The team may include various disciplines, including but not limited to mental health therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians, substance recovery counselors, wellness coaches, and educators.
• Refer members served for further diagnostic and laboratory testing as indicated
• Prescribe psychiatric medications based on clinical indicators and results of diagnostic and laboratory testing as appropriate
• Educate members served and families about the benefits and adverse effects of prescribed treatment option
• Monitor/review progress in treatment in collaboration with the multidisciplinary treatment team. This process may include review of relevant laboratory or other diagnostic tests, communication with multidisciplinary team members, review of daily documentation, and ongoing member interviews
• Make necessary modifications to prescribed treatment regimen based on regular monitoring and review of progress
• Provide individual, group, family, and pharmacologic therapeutic interventions as necessary
• Provide crisis intervention and referrals as appropriate
• Document and finalize all treatment plans within the time frame specified by the program
• Work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to conclude treatment when clinically indicated and transition members to other levels of care as appropriate
• Make appropriate referrals to other healthcare and community resources as indicated
• Complete and sign all discharge summaries within the time frame specified by the program
• Prepare and maintain documentation, records, discharge summaries, and reports in accordance with established rules, regulations, and program guidelines
• Perform duties within Scope of Practice in accordance with professional standards, established clinical protocols, and related Federal, State, and County regulatory requirements
• Engage in ongoing education, supervision, and training as required. Be well informed on current best practice standards and guidelines in psychiatry
• Provide psychiatry industry relevant tips for the Practice Site
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
Position requires driving personal vehicle for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.
• Must have excellent communication skills
• Bilingual a plus
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, twist, bend, squat, kneel, pull and lift and carry items weighing 10 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit and do simple grasping. The position requires frequent manual deviation and occasional hand/wrist repetition and dexterity and to occasionally drive as well as occasional Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious). Visual requirements include close eye work (small figures).
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability
Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.