Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Staff NPs work autonomously or with other healthcare providers to serve patients from infancy through young adulthood. The services they provide to their patients include diagnosing illnesses; prescribing medication and therapy, in some states; conducting routine check-ups, well-child exams and childhood immunizations; ordering patient lab tests; and counseling young patients and their families on health-related issues. The Staff Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Mental Health assists the organization with any other duties, as assigned, to help drive our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our organization’s Values.
Duties and Responsibilities
Consult and collaborate with primary care providers on the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders, substance use disorders, and psycho-social problems.
Conduct psychotherapy/counseling with children/adolescents and their families presenting with a wide variety of psychological disorders, (e.g., ADHD, behavioral disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders) and/or with psychological issues related to pediatric/adolescent health issues.
Implement evidenced-based therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavior therapy, contingency management, and parent education strategies.
Provide psychopharmacological consultation for primary care providers within scope of practice.
Provide consultation and training to clinic staff in all areas related to behavioral health.
Perform behavioral health screening, triage, evaluation, and assessment to determine appropriate level of behavioral health care.
Provide crisis intervention and behavioral health intervention.
Provide education and support to patients and their families to encourage adherence with medical and behavioral health issues.
Plan, coordinate, and facilitate referrals to existing community resources when indicated by assessed need.
Perform comprehensive behavioral health services including: intake evaluations, assessments, crisis intervention, ad hoc counseling, individual/family/group intervention, treatment planning, collateral assessment/intervention, and outreach.
Develop and maintain procedures, protocols, and paperwork, forms and data on an on-going basis to ensure the program's relevance and usability to patients and clinic staff and funders.
Maintain current patient case records and prepare reports as indicated.
Reviews operations, procedures, interventions and documentation to adhere with agency, state and county guidelines and quality assurance standards.
Reviews clinical interventions and case documentation with Behavioral Health Director, participates in staff meetings, training, case conferences, and peer review process.
Participate in program evaluation, providing input and information as needed.
Attend workshops, training, and meetings as needed, and as requested.
Perform other related clinical and administrative duties as assigned by Behavioral Health Director.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure
Experience: 3-5 years of directly related experience, including background in primary care consultation, behavioral medicine, health psychology, or other relevant areas.
Experience in public/community health settings and/or in serving low-income multicultural population.
Experience working with children/adolescents.
Licenses/Certifications: Must hold current, non-restricted license in the State of Oregon.
Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
3-5 years of directly related experience, including background in primary care consultation, behavioral medicine, health psychology, or other relevant areas.
Experience in public/community health settings and/or in serving low-income multicultural populations
Flexible work schedule
Clinical treatment floor, well-lighted and ventilated. Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period.
Able to lift 35 lbs. independently.
Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids.
Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments regarding ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel.
Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Plus Benefits & Retirement Plan matching
Internal Number: 5039811236
About Woodburn Pediatric Clinic
In the early 1970’s, there was a change. The medical class completing their residency requirements for pediatrics were ready to help the world. Most graduates stayed in their respective states but one; a young highly motivated New Yorker, decided to move with his family from the comforts of the east coast to the shores of the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Richard Steinberg was a newly formed clinician with a heart of gold. Amazingly, he chose what was considered a rural market and the local community health clinic as his starting point. The children of Woodburn, Oregon had no idea what level of special was now in the community. Over the course of a few years, Dr. Steinberg created a name and a know-how, and he started what is now called Woodburn Pediatric Clinic on Progress Way in Woodburn, Oregon.
There is a lot that makes Dr. Steinberg (and the other providers) spectacular and unique. Dr. Steinberg notes the times he refrained from taking a paycheck to make sure staff in need got the extra help to be successful. Dr. Steinberg notes the times he refrained from taking a paycheck because providing the free care needed to make sure a patient got better was more important. And, the... real heart also resides in the staff who volunteer their time in their communities and go the extra mile to “be there” for patients and their families.
Not everyone in Woodburn, Oregon has the means to travel to other cities for specialty care and many specialties may not take the type of health insurance coverage in possession by the area’s residents. A growing need for coverage of specialized care in behavioral medicine and especially ADHD is always in view of a general pediatrician.
Starting in the 1980s and culminating in a carved-out specialization at WPC almost ten years ago, clinicians and highly specialized support staff are positioned to help local and referred patients with the greatest pull for care for issues like ADHD. Now the clinic warms the heart because they take care of everything, the body AND the mind. The soul can be filled.
If you are a newborn to an 18-year old who wants the best, the brightest, and the heart that keeps growing in a pediatric practice, the pinnacle is located right off Interstate 5, nestled between Portland and Salem in Woodburn, Oregon. The coverage extends into a clinic with late hours and access 6 days a week.
**We are looking for a Behavioral Health Certified Nursae Practitioner