Under the supervision of JPS physicians and following specific standardized procedures, the NP II will provide independent nurse practitioner clinical care to inmate-patients at the Sacramento County jails. The primary role of the Nurse Practitioner is to collaborate with other health care professionals in assessing and managing inmate-patient psychiatric problems and maintaining continuity of care. Acts as a resource for other mental health care providers including nurses and ancillary staff.
Possession of valid California RN and Nurse practitioner license.
Furnishing license and DEA within 3 months of hire.
Master's degree from an accredited School of Nursing.
Graduation from an NP or Family Practice NP Program.
National NP certification.
Current BLS certification.
CITI certification within 3 months of hire if conducting clinical research involving human subjects.
Ability to complete mental status exams and monitor the effectiveness of psychotropics.
1+ years of forensic experience.
1 year experience performing psychiatric evaluations and prescribing psychotropics.
Knowledge of custody setting, issues, policies and procedures. Knowledge of criminal justice system, including workings of judicial system, state hospital system, forensic mental health networks, probation, parole, and Department of Corrections.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Ability to work effectively within a stressful, hazardous environment with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.
Willingness to work under an institutional 'No Hostage Policy'.
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING A SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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