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The function of the Psychiatric APRN is to assist the Medical Director with children’s CSU and adult inpatient substance abuse services. The goal is to assist in ensuring all medical programs are safe and appropriate to the clients’ specific issues, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse needs, and medical history. The Psychiatric APRN will direct and coordinate medical services and care in coordination with the Medical Director with other areas of the organization while making reasonable accommodations to ensure clients are safe and comfortable as possible during their stay.


  • Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of the mentally ill population
  • Computer experience required.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction supervision.
  • Bilingual A plus


  • Identify and assess behavioral health needs and incorporate clinical observations into an overall, team-based primary care assessment that may include identifying, screening, assessing, and diagnosing.
  • Create and implement care plans that address behavioral health factors that may include mental illness, substance use disorders, and physical health problems.
  • Communicate effectively with other providers, staff and patients and the primary care teams within each inpatient unit; with a willingness to initiate patient and/or family contact outside routine face-to-face clinical work.
  • Communicate in ways that build patient understanding, satisfaction, and the ability to participate in care.
  • Employ the biopsychosocial model – approaching healthcare from biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural aspects of whole-person care, including patient and family beliefs, values, culture, and preferences.


  • Manage and direct staff while promoting professional development among team members and encouraging other individuals to align their priorities with the Agency’s needs.
  • Assess patient’s needs and individual treatment concerns upon admission to the Outpatient Programs and continuously assess throughout the patient’s treatment.
  • Develop treatment plans addressing the specific needs of the patient with individualized and measurable goals for treatment.
  • Plan, prepare, and execute individual and group interventions to assist the patients in reaching their therapeutic goals.
  • Complete the necessary documentation regarding the patient’s status, responses to interventions, and progress toward treatment goals.
  • Staff cases with Medical Director, Program Director, and the treatment team to provide effective multidisciplinary treatment.
  • Provide individual, group, couples, and family therapy as needed to address the specific goals of the patients.
  • Provide individual, group and family interventions for mental health and substance use issues as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality of clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed by department manager.

DEPARTMENT: Crisis Services


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