Job: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Collaborative Care Team - Full Time (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Collaborative Care Team - Full Time (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 12/13/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$11,812.67 - $13,963.73 Monthly
$141,752.00 - $167,564.80 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo, California
NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on December 5, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be December 13, 2017 .

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 30, 2017 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

The San Mateo County Health Department is excited to be able to offer a unique job opportunity to join a new and innovative interdepartmental and interdisciplinary team, The Collaborative Care Team. This team will be dedicated to improving the lives of our highest risk clients. Supported by executive level leaders as a high priority issue and based on the concept of "Right Care at the Right Time and Right Place," this new position will work collaboratively with teams across the Health Department, including Aging and Adult Services, San Mateo Medical Center and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. The Collaborative Care Team will include 2 Psychiatric Social Workers/Marriage and Family Therapists, a Management Analyst, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, a Program Specialist and a Psychiatrist.

The team builds and improves relationships with care facilities both inside and outside of the county, collaborates with client treatment teams, assess clients for their readiness to move to another level of care and is the catalyst for resolutions for clients who have complex diagnoses and histories. Desirable qualities for team members include leadership, flexibility, collaborative skills, a client centered philosophy with a system oriented perspective and a willingness to visit care facilities within and outside San Mateo County. 

Under the supervision of the Collaborative Care Team Psychiatrist, this full time (1.0 FTE) Nurse Practitioner provides clinical leadership to the Collaborative Care Team, and facilitates the right level of care placement for seriously mentally ill clients.

The ideal candidate holds a certificate as an Adult or Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and has experience with the target population as well as experience with being part of a high performing multidisciplinary team.
 Examples Of Duties:
Specific Duties of the Nurse Practitioner may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Visit in and out of county (OOC) facilities, review cases for appropriate Level of Care (LOC), and meet with staff and clients.
  • Initiate and organize case conferences for complex clients.
  • Collaborate with treatment teams and psychiatrists at various sites to ensure the best care for clients and continuity of care.
  • Participate in treatment reviews, make recommendations (i.e. individual behavior plans).
  • Attend discharge/utilization review meetings at SMMC, Cordilleras and out of county facilities.
  • Build relationships with partner and contract providers.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines as part of the Collaborative Care Team.
  • Facilitate referrals & transitions to alternate LOC's by being the liaison between the sending and receiving facility.
  • Be a proactive and creative member of a new and innovative team working across county health divisions.
  • Maintain an accurate client database.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse AND Possession of a Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and procedures used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of common mental health problems as related to the clinical specialty.
  • Fundamentals of clinical medicine as related to clinical specialty.
  • Drugs commonly used in the area of specialty including the indications of their use, anticipated therapeutic effect, side effects and untoward reactions and contraindications.
  • Safety and infection control practices and procedures.
  • Normal and abnormal values of laboratory tests and their clinical significance.
  • Operations and care of medical equipment and instruments used in the area of specialty.
  • Laws and regulations pertinent to the practice of nursing and medicine applicable to assigned specialty.
  • Community resources and referral systems.
  • Provisions of the Nurse Practice Act.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Assess the mental and physical health status of patients.
  • Provide mental health care services including the taking of a complete medical history, doing complete physical examination and other related clinical procedures.
  • Identify and manage mental health problems common in the area of specialty.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for patients according to policies and protocol.
  • Analyze and interpret health information/data including results of laboratory testing.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, professional staff and others.
  • Follow safety practices and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records and preparing reports.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
Open/Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight:  pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%).  Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

~TENTATIVE~ Recruitment Schedule:
Final Filling Date: December 13, 2017.
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Carolyn Burns (111615) (Nurse Practitioner - F009)
Keywords: nursing, RN, NP, health services, primary care, corrections, clinical, medical, psychiatric, mental health


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