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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / PMHNP New

San Francisco, CA


Hiring Company

K.A. Recruiting

Position Description

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner:

We are looking for a qualified Psych NP interested in gaining or solidifying experience working in Community Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis, Crisis, Co-morbid medical conditions (HEP C, HIV), and Opioid Replacement Treatment. We are a private non-profit agency providing Primary Care and Community Mental Health services to Adult MediCal and San Francisco Health Plan recipients residing primarily in the Downtown / Civic Center area of San Francisco.  We are integrated into methadone maintenance treatment program. The Psych NP position will be part of with the Mental Health Program in close interdisciplinary collaboration with Primary Care and Substance Use/Methadone program staff, who are one of the main sources of referrals for the Mental Health Program.  The Mental Health Program is a Specialty clinic serving clients  in the moderate to severe range of functional impairment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of current nurse practitioner license in good standing  issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing 
  • Possession of NP Furnishing License or ability to obtain NP Furnishing License within six months of employment 
  • ANCC certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  (PMHNP) 
  • Must be able to obtain Medical Staff privileges through San Francisco Department of Public Health 
  • Excellent knowledge of DSM-V criteria, HIPAA regulations, and medication treatment options for most psychiatric diagnoses
  • General understanding and openness to Harm Reduction and Wellness and Recovery Principles of treating dually diagnosed patients 
  • Computer literacy and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Suite Programs 


  • California State License 
  • ANCC Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

DEA Registration

  • Competitive Compensation Package with Full Benefits -Relocation Assistance is possible for the ideal candidate -Ideally seeking something with at least 1-2 years of related experience.

The Ideal Candidate will have the following Experience and Abilities:

  • 5150 Certification or willingness to become certified.
  • Active First Aid/CPR certification (provided by the agency every 2 years)
  • Knowledge of MediCal billing requirements and medical necessity re: Specialty MH
  • Knowledge of opioid replacement treatment as applied to psych medication prescription practices (sedatives/narcotics/med seeking)
  • Experience and comfort in working with homeless, substance using, medically complex, and severely mentally ill adults
  • Experience using the AVATAR charting database
  • Knowledge of City resources re: Crisis, Dual Diagnosis or MH services
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to set priorities and complete documentation within deadlines
  • Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Ability to work with clients from diverse cultural and social class backgrounds
  • Ability to collaborate with non-clinicians in a culturally diverse setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability

For more details please submit your resume!


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