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Southwest Care Center employees can answer yes to these 3 questions:

1. Do you want to make a difference...

2. Do you believe everyone is entitled to quality healthcare?

3. Do you desire to serve the underserved in your community?

For over 25 years, Southwest Care Center has been providing exceptional healthcare to the communities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM. We are a non-profit, FQHC-LAL providing medical, behavioral health, case management, community outreach, diabetes education, and pharmacy services. We are proud to offer gender equity medicine, syringe exchange, and HIV/Hep C treatment, testing, and other services within our communities.

Southwest Care Center is currently seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner PMHNP to support our Jefferson Clinic in Albuquerque, NM. This position can be full or part-time. Relocation available.

Position Details:
• Perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, including patient mental status, current and past histories of violence and self harm behavior, substance use, level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, medical and social history, and family history.
• Analyze and interpret history, including presenting symptoms, physical findings, as well as assessment of the impact on acute, chronic physical illness, stressors in family system, social economic stressors, and family psychopathology.
• Develop appropriate differential diagnoses. This may include ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, identifying typical and atypical presentation of psychiatric disorders, differentiate psychiatric presentations of medical conditions and arrange for consultation evaluation and follow up as needed.
• Accurately diagnose commonly occurring psychiatric disorders, as well as exacerbation and reoccurrences of chronic disorders and symptoms of a new emerging disorder.
• Evaluate potential abuse, neglect, and risk of danger to self or others, and assist patient and family in securing appropriate treatment environment to ensure safety.
• Develop treatment plans for psychiatric disorders based on practice guidelines and evidence based standards of care.
• This includes treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric and mental health issues.
• Prescribe psychotropic and related medications based on clinical indicators including diagnosis, lab tests, and patient status, to treat symptoms of the disorder and improve functioning and quality of life, ensuring patient safety through appropriate prescription management.
• Maintain up-to-date individual charts on patients in adherence to governing agencies and SCC policies
• Educate patient and family about diagnosis, treatment, and medication.
• Manage psychiatric emergencies by appropriately determining level or risk and working collaboratively with team members to ensure appropriate treatment.
• Assist in coordinating patient care referrals to/with community agencies to provide continuity of care.
• Advocate for patients rights regarding treatment options and use ethical and legal principles in patient treatment, with adherence to patient confidentiality at all times.
• Other duties as assigned.

Practice Highlights:
• Monday - Friday 8-5 typical schedule with 32 hours of scheduled patient care and 8 hours of administrative time per week.
• Limited call rotation may be required outside of typical schedule.
• System-wide Athena EMR.
• Telehealth visits available through Mend platform.
• Onsite care team includes Physicians, NPs, Physician Assistant, Clinical Pharmacists, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Case Managers, RNs and RN Clinic Managers, Medical Assistants, Pharmacists, Health Educators, Registered Dietician.
• Inclusive "We Care" culture.

Candidate Highlights:
• Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 3+ years working in behavioral health or psychiatric treatment environment preferred.
• Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly preferred.
• Must have and maintain a current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and from the State of New Mexico.
• Must have and maintain a current nurse practitioner license awarded from the State of New Mexico.
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Must have valid NM driver s license and reliable personal transportation.

Employment Highlights:
• Competitive salary with bonus available. Relocation also available.
• Great work/life balance with generous time off plans
• Tuition reimbursement availability through SCC and NHSC Loan Repayment Program.
• Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k with substantial employer contribution, paid time off, professional development programs, and 340B prescription access.

Interested in this Position? Need More Information?

Apply today and we will connect you with a member of our recruitment team. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

If you experience difficulty applying or need assistance please contact HR@southwestcare.org.
• Please note, we are unable to respond to resume inquiries.

Living & Working in New Mexico:

The Land of Enchantment offers residents a way of life that you won t find anywhere else in the United States. Our clinic locations are in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM. Each with its own unique vibe and both offering all the perks you get when you call New Mexico Home.
• Rich cultural and historical diversity.
• 310 days of sunshine, combined with a mild, dry climate and four distinct seasons! You ll forget what humidity is when you live here.
• Unlimited year-round outdoor opportunities including hiking, rock-climbing, rafting, motorized sports, and even skiing. Yes, we have really big ski mountains in and around the deserts of New Mexico!
• Diverse and inclusive communities with amazingly kind people from all walks of life.
• Gorgeous landscapes that include desert and majestic mountains. New Mexico has to be to be seen to believe.
• Continuous festivals, concerts, and events including the internationally known Balloon Fiesta of Albuquerque.
• International airport providing low-cost, quick access in-country and out.
• Big city amenities found in Albuquerque with easy access from Santa Fe (50 min). Many of our employees commute between these cities. Both cities are connected by the NM rail system for those looking for a relaxing commute with a breath-taking view.
• Great schools and family friendly communities.
• And let s not forget about New Mexican cuisine it is some of the best food in the country. Will you have red or green?

Southwest Care Center is an equal opportunity employer. We offer equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

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