We are seeking a Bilingual Nurse Practitioner who will provide assessment, evaluation, and treatment of clients participating in Project BHEAM: Behavioral Health Equity Across Maryland. This is a Maryland Department of Health (MDH)-funded initiative aimed at expanding access to mental health services for limited English proficiency Spanish speaking clients. The Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner will provide care for BHEAM clients at community sites, and Johns Hopkins TAP partner clinics, such as Esperanza Center.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments and treatment to limited English proficiency, Spanish speaking clients at community sites.
Provide direct clinical care for clients at the time of initial evaluation for diagnostic assessment, urgent and walk-in care, and triage.
Providing evidence-based care; based on the process, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Establish goals and objectives to meet the psychological needs of clients in collaboration with other members of the clinical care team.
Conduct ongoing counseling sessions as deemed clinically appropriate.
Provide patient education in all aspects of mental health, including how to cope with mental health issues and side effects of psychiatric medications.
Documentation of mental health issues and needs identified during counseling sessions.
Documentation of medical issues and needs identified during counseling sessions.
Maintain resource network for the purpose of referrals and consults that impact treatment progress of the patient.
Develop a working knowledge of community-based mental health and substance use programs and services available to uninsured low-income immigrants with limited English proficiency.
Provide extensive medication adherence support, education, monitoring, and intervention if needed.
Collaborate with other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to achieve stated goals for enhanced mental health, and reduction and abstinence of substance use.
Participate in relevant training, clinical supervision, conferences, and multidisciplinary patient care.
Develop brief mental health assessments and triage algorithms that can be implemented by Community Health Workers (CHWs) in community settings.
Maintain resource network for the purpose of referrals and consults that impact treatment progress of the client.
Provide client education in all aspects of mental health, including how to cope with issues specific to the migration experience and uses of psychiatric medications.
Participate in relevant training, clinical supervision, conferences, and multidisciplinary client care.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).
Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Master's Degree in nursing, Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner.
Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing.
Current CPR certification required.
Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Additional experience may substitute for master's Degree, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Spanish language fluency.
Flexible hours required.
Knowledge and understanding of Federal statutes regulating confidentiality of drug and alcohol records and laws for reporting of child and elder abuse is required.
Experience with computers including word processing, databases and excel spreadsheets is required.
Experience and knowledge in psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Proficient knowledge about chronic pain disorders.
Requires knowledge of established diagnostic criteria for substance use and psychiatric disorders.
Ability to develop therapeutic approaches for treating clients with these mental health issues.
Experience/training in motivational interviewing desired.
Ability to develop, implement and modify a clinical intervention plan which flexibly and feasibly meets the resources of the community.
Must be comfortable working with the participant population. Experience working with uninsured low income immigrants with limited English proficiency.
Ability to judge when to seek supervision, experience with treatment of major mental illness including addressing suicide and/or violent behaviors.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $43.49 - $59.79/Hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: 5 hours / week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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