5/18/17: Navos

At Navos, we offer a healing home for children, young people and adults who might be underserved, overlooked or otherwise at risk of falling through the cracks. Our mission is to transform the quality of life for people vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders by providing a broad continuum of care. We believe that diversity, inclusion and equity are vital to living our values and achieving our mission.

Job Summary: The Primary Care PA-C is responsible for providing routine medical care under the supervision of a physician in a 68-bed psychiatric inpatient facility, with involuntary psychiatric admissions. The PA-C or ARNP conducts complete medical examinations, diagnoses medical conditions, initiates medical treatment for routine problems, and refers patients to other care providers for medical problems that cannot be treated at the Facility. The PA-C or ARNP consults with the supervising physician as needed. Shifts: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (0.6 FTE). Flexible start time!

Functions and Responsibilities:
•    Performs routine history and physicals for new admissions.
•    Manages patients with chronic medical illnesses and evaluates patients for acute complaints.
•    Works directly within and interdisciplinary team, which includes staff psychiatrists, the supervising medical physician, RN’s, LPN’s and mental health specialists.
•    Accurately dictates H & P’s, and appropriately documents other medical care given.
•    Makes appropriate clinical decisions based on abnormal lab values and refers patient to a specialist as needed for non-routine care.
•     Understands when consultation with supervising physician is appropriate based on medical complexity and other factors.
•    Provides safe, efficient and quality care to all of the clients
•    Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact, and trauma informed care.
•    Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Values consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
•    Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence.
•    Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
•    Other duties as assigned.
•    Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Position Requirements:
•    Current Washington State Physician Assistant license or ARNP/nursing license.
•    Experience providing medical care in family practice, geriatric and young adult populations.
•    Experience working with mentally ill populations preferred.
•    Thorough knowledge of psychotropic medica¬tions, their administration, and the assessment and treat¬ment of side effects.
•    Ability to provide educational supervision and case con¬sultation.
•    A knowledge of theories of human behavior, personality development, and psychological and physical causes of mental disor¬ders; under¬standing of principles and methods of intervention.
•    Familiarity with rules, regu¬lations and professional standards governing the treatment of mentally ill clients.
•    Interested and able to provide care for a chronic population with multiple medical and psychiatric problems.
•    Skilled and knowledgeable regarding treat of routine medical problems, able to recognize non-routine problems and refer for appropriate treatment.
•    Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, according respect to others based on knowledge and experience, as well as discipline.
•    Ability to tolerate the stress of a busy inpatient psychiatric care setting.
•    Ability to interact with consumers with sensitivity, tact and respect; as well as firmness, when necessary.
•    Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.
•    Able to learn Sigmund Electronic Medical Record for patient record documentation.
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

Personal Traits & Qualifications: Knowledge of psychiatric conditions and their diagnosis and treatment.  Knowledge of clinical guidelines, laws, regulations, and documentation requirements relating to the seclusion and restraint of individuals in a hospital setting.  Knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing.

Physical Requirements: Patient care delivery involves lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 50 lbs. may be required without assistance.  Must be able to manipulate small tools.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=133