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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
 
Overview
1. Eighty five (85% ) of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitionerís time will be spent on the following consumer/collateral activities: a. Advocacy efforts to improve consumerís life situations promote consumer choice, improve services, eliminate stigma, resolve problems, etc. b. Assisting consumers in identifying, accessing and learning to use community resources appropriately to meet his/her daily living needs. c. Educates individuals regarding the appropriate use of medication and its side effects. 2. A minimum of 15% of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitionerís time will be spent in the following types of meetings/paperwork activities: a. Provides individual and group consultation and training to staff. b. May review and approve individual treatment plans and other documentation as required by Medicaid/Medicare, CBH, DBH and other policy regulators. c. Coordinates individual health care with the medical community when needed. d. Documenting consumer/collateral contacts. e. Participation in treatment and service planning meetings f. Participation in staff or CBH/DBH approved training 3. Conducts psychiatric evaluations of chronically mentally ill adult individuals. 4. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will keep direct Supervisor and respective Program Director informed of all pertinent issues and needs on a daily basis. 5. Coordinate the health care needs of assigned consumers (to include medical, vision, labs, and dental appointments). 6. Consult with team regarding development and implications of health needs. 7. Negotiate the health care responsibilities of each consumer with all collaborative individuals and/or agencies involved. 8. Accompanying consumers to appointments when it is determined necessary by the nurse and the team 9. Attend psychiatric team meetings to review medication, Personal Plans, and response to treatment. 10. Monitor and administer consumer medications. 11. Complete appropriate documentation. 12. Maintain a clerical chart. 13. Coordinate and administer IM injection and injection schedules 14. Medication renewal schedule 15. Routine lab work data 16. Attendance of all team meetings interagency and externally as requested by team members/Supervisors; 17. Provide educational and training sessions for consumers, families, provider agencies, and Team staff.
 
Requirements
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the State of Pennsylvania and in good standing with no restrictions. OR Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania and in good standing with no restrictions AND At least 2 years experience in the mental health field preferred.
 
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CHILD & ADOLESCENT SERVICES
ADULT SERVICES
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
The Children's Central Intake Unit is the gateway into our programs serving children between the ages of 3-17. The intake process begins with referrals via telephone or face-to-face contact and is accomplished by a comprehensive initial evaluation. Consumers and families are then referred to an appropriate service within the agency or to an outside agency.
The Adult Intake Unit is the entry point into adult outpatient services where an initial intake assessment is performed and followed with an evaluation provided by Masters level clinicians and licensed psychiatrists respectively. Adults can also be admitted into various programs by referral from DBH or CBH.
The Educational Services Division's Mission is to provide a safe and structured educational environment where children and adolescents can be nurtured. We bring passion and commitment to the children in our care and understand and appreciate their differences and challenges. We recognize the "diamond in the rough" and seek to resuscitate the resilient spirit within.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Community Council is a drug free workplace and staff must have current (dated within 3 months of hire) Child Abuse, PA Criminal and FBI Clearances.

NEWS
March 14, 2017
The agency is closed on 3/14/17 due to inclement weather.
January 26, 2016
Check out the interview with Kerrie-Ann Russell
January 25, 2016
The agency is open for business on 1-26-16.