Psychiatrist or PMHNP

Position Title: Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Position #: 3019
Location: Fort Lupton, CO
Employment Status: Part-time (negotiable- up to 20 hours per week)

North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible

Program: The North Range Behavioral Health satellite office in Fort Lupton, Colorado offers an array of culturally competent outpatient behavioral health services to all ages and populations. The program is staffed by therapists who have diverse backgrounds and the ability to work with a wide range of people who have mental and substance use disorders. The South County offices are the primary outpatient treatment sites for individuals who live in the southern part of Weld County.

Position Summary: Provides appropriate services to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental, addictive, and emotional disorders within knowledge, scope of practice, and under supervision of a physician (PMHNP) as required.  Uses knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors to identify and design person-centered treatment plan with clients as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  Performs, analyzes and documents findings for mental health and substance abuse assessments and interventions as appropriate for specialty training and population served.  Provides consultation and education regarding diagnosis and treatment to clients, agency staff, caregivers, and community partners.  No on-call, weekends, or holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:
-  Solid working knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use current diagnostic system
-  Demonstrated ability to plan and use effective interventions with clients within the scope of commonly accepted standards of practice
-  Experience working with electronic health record systems preferred
-  Experience in Community Mental Health, integrated healthcare model and/or telepsychiatry highly desired
-  Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) highly desired

Specific Qualifications
-  Degree of Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from an accredited School of Medicine
-  Active license to practice psychiatry in the state of Colorado
-  Must have and maintain a current Controlled Substances Registration Certificate from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
-  Board eligible or Board Certified
-  Completion of a residency in general psychiatry
-  Ability to work independently as a solo medical prescriber (will have an assigned Medical Assistant)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
-  Graduate of an accredited graduate nursing program approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
-  Current and continued certification by an accredited Nurse Practitioner OR Certified Nurse Specialist certification body (AANP or ANCC).
-  Current and continued certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse (PMHNP-BC OR PMHCNS-BC)
-  Current un-restricted nursing licenses in the State of Colorado:
-  Registered Nurse
-  APN-Nurse Practitioner OR APN-Clinical Nurse Specialist
-  Provisional or full Prescriptive Authority
-  Active DEA Registration Certification
-  Ability to become credentialed with various health insurance companies
-  Current active listing in the Colorado Advanced Practice Registry and is in compliance with those requirements
-  1 year post certification experience required; a minimum 3 years experience highly desired
-  Ability to work independently as a solo medical prescriber (will have an assigned Medical Assistant)

Knowledge of:
-  Theoretical and pharmacologic issues related to clinical treatment of common psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders.
-  Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
-  Cultural issues that may have a bearing on service provision.
-  Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado.
-  Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
-  Electronic health record documentation practices.
-  Workplace policies and professionalism.
-  Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
-  Effective de-escalation techniques.

Skills/Abilities to:
-  Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
-  Provide assessment and treatment in routine and crisis situations.
-  Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
-  Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations. 
-  Effectively demonstrate computer literacy to include basic skills in email communications and word processing.
-  Efficiently and effectively use electronic health record systems.
-  Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations. 
-  Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
-  Maintain confidentiality.

-  Assess and evaluate clients for mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. Diagnose disorders, including nature and extent, and determine the appropriate course of treatment with the client.
-  Order laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluate data obtained.
-  Prescribe, follow up and review all prescribed medications using the electronic health record. Review all non-psychiatric medical orders and prescriptions.
-  Responsible for the evaluation and/or referral of clients' medical conditions. Coordinate with clients' PCP to provide continuity of care.
-  Provide comprehensive and effective education to clients, family members, and/or other involved parties in relation to common disease processes, medication (purpose, dosages, side effects, etc.), and/or prescribed treatment regimens; document clients' level of comprehension.  Whenever possible, ensure clients are provided with written educational materials.
-  Provide consultation, education, and coordination of services to community agencies and citizens as requested.
-  Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
-  Collaborate with and provide consultation to other members of multi-disciplinary team (i.e Psychiatrists, Nurses, Clinicians, Case Managers, Program management, etc.) regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options for clients.
-  Complete all required documentation legibly and/or within electronic health record, by established time frames, and to accepted standards of practice; confirm coding of services rendered is ethically appropriate and results in successful billing.
-  Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by supporting agency collection policies and procedures; assure client understanding of service charges and fee changes.
-  Work proactively with payor sources to ensure payment of services; align services with payor authorizations and/or request authorization prior to provision of service.
-  Demonstrate fiscal responsibility when prescribing; understand and minimize impacts to clients (i.e. formulary lists, gaining prior authorization, etc.).
-  Achieve agency standards for kept appointment rates, provision of direct/billable services and other standards as applicable.
-  May maintain primary responsibility for oversight and psychiatric management of acute treatment unit to include daily rounding on business days and weekend rounding/coverage as assigned.
-  May be assigned on-call responsibilities for acute care and crisis response units to meet client and facility needs.
-  Assist in the planning, development and implementation of the agency medical treatment programs, department goals and objectives, and evaluation of the programs provided.
-  Attend committee meetings, staff meetings and inter-agency meetings as required. Participate on quality assurance, educational, and professional committees as assigned by the Medical Director.
-  May supervise and/or provide oversight of other medical staff.
-  Comply with all county, state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to behavioral health care.
-  Participate in Agency's Meaningful use activities and support required measures.
-  Perform other duties as assigned.
-  Psychiatrist only: Provide evaluation and assessment for 27-65 short and long term certifications.

Working Conditions:
Generally, work is performed in a standard office environment, but may require limited travel to other facility for meetings. 

Compensation is based on credentials and experience.  Salary placements generally occur near the minimum to midpoint of the range.  North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more!  Bilingual skills may be compensated additionally.

North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development. Our open environment encourages employees to share ideas.

Our values are:
-  Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
-  Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
-  Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.

North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at to learn more.

North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.