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Nurse Practitioner- Mental Health

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Dignity Health's Pacific Central Coast Health Centers (PHC) is a non-profit Community clinic organization comprised of more than 40 health centers located primarily from Ventura to Templeton, spanning the coast. Our experienced physicians and advanced practice providers offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services. PHC is a part of Dignity Health Central Coast's award-winning network of outstanding hospitals, imaging centers, laboratories, and post-acute services.


Position Summary:

In keeping with the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers health care philosophy, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct patient care in an ambulatory setting



  • Possession of a valid California License as a Registered Nurse
  • Possession of a California Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Certificate as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • One (1) year experience as a registered Nurse on a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Psychiatric Emergency Service, clinic, or Mental Health Center
  • OR Possession of a valid permanent California License as a Physician Assistant issued by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance and one (1) year experience as a Physician Assistant on a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Psychiatric Emergency Service, clinic, or Mental Health Center.
  • Verification/Waiver: Verification of qualifying experience, education, and/or training is required at the time of filing. Candidates unable to do so may submit a letter requesting a waiver of this requirement indicating the reason(s) a verification cannot be obtained. Failure to submit verification or request for the waiver will result in application rejection.
  • Communications Candidates must possess the following abilities: to express oneself effectively both orally and in writing; actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations; speak and write English clearly; read and understand correspondence, memoranda and directives and effectively represent the organization, department and its operations to management and the public.
  • Decision Making This position requires that the candidate is able to act in a decisive manner, using good judgment; manage diverse functions; assess problems and situations and anticipate needs and evaluate alternatives.
  • Professional Attitude It is expected that the candidate will hold the following professional attributes: dependability: maturity in relationships with others; self-confidence; willingness to take initiative: commitment to the organization; and represent the organization to other agencies staff and the public with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-like attitude in all telephone, email and in personal contact.


  • Minimum five years' experience in acute care facility, i.e., hospital; specialty training in areas of trauma/urgent care, pediatrics, and gynecology, minor office surgical procedures.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Santa Maria , Nurse Practitioner- Mental Health, Other , Santa Maria, California

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