Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - CWC Casa Ubuntu


Location: 7200 Bancroft Ave. Suite 267. Oakland, CA


Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a well-respected nonprofit mental health agency with multiple sites in Alameda County and an operating budget of $7.5 million. It was founded in 1971. BHI is also a social rehabilitation agency providing a full range of Medi-Cal services to adults with co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders. Bonita House, Inc.


CASA UBUNTU is funded through Alameda County’s Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) funding and is designed to actively outreach, engage, and provide a full range of services 100 adults in northern Alameda County who have mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Services are predominately office-based, and provide integrated substance abuse, mental health and physical health treatment.  Key features are, the partnership with clients and families, service intensity, 24/7 coverage, the foundation of wellness and recovery  principles and practices, and the commitment to do “whatever it takes,” utilizing the creativity of a multi-disciplinary, full team approach.


Agency Values:

Compassion: Committed to caring, dignity and kindness

Respect: Honor each individual and provide highly ethical services

Progress: Leading the way in creating opportunities to change for the better

Resilience: Channeling hope, building strengths to successfully recover, adapt and grow

Embracing Differences: Honor and celebrate our diverse communities and individual uniqueness


Position Summary:

As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in conjunction with the Program Director and other key clinical staff, has overall clinical responsibility for monitoring client treatment and staff delivery of clinical services. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment; clinical supervision and training of the team; and development, maintenance, and supervision of medication and psychiatric and medical treatment policies and procedures. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner practices under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director and under the administrative supervision of the Program Director.




  •  Board certification by ANCC as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; alternatively, board certification from ANCC or AANP as an Adult, Adult-Gerontology, or Family Nurse Practitioner with at least two years of experience with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner
  • Valid California Registered Nurse license and Nurse Practitioner certificate
  • Valid DEA registration and valid California Furnishing Number
  • Strong clinical skills and experience providing integrated treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring serious substance use disorders
  • Knowledgeable about the needs of the population of individuals served by the program
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and sensitively provide care to people from different cultural groups
  • Excellent engagement skills with individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders
  • Strong written and oral English skills; additional language capabilities are a plus
  • Clear communication style and respectful approach to clients, family members, staff, and other care providers in the community
  • Must be able to meet Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requirements
  • Must have a valid California Driver License, a driving record acceptable by the Agency’s insurance company, and proof of personal vehicle insurance




  1. _15_Billable Hours a Month
  2. 5-6 hrs/week with clients
  3. 2 outreach


Essential Functions/Skills:

·         Conduct integrated diagnostic evaluations, including psychiatric history, substance use history, and course of illness, response to treatment, mental status examination, laboratory and other testing, and ICD-10 and DSM diagnoses.

·         Advise team of evaluation findings and use evaluation to guide team’s approach to clinical care of client.

·         Supervise the treatment team in the strength-based, culturally informed, comprehensive, integrated mental health and substance use assessments of psychiatric history, mental status and diagnosis; physical health; substance use history, activities of daily living, and family structure and relationships.

·         Collaborate with primary care providers in assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community providers for further assessment and treatment and coordinating medical treatments with Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment.

·         Prescribe psychotropic medications, conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects, educate clients regarding psychotropic medications, and perform laboratory monitoring in accordance with recommended guidelines.

·         Provide on-site crisis assessment and management of patients during regular work hours, both on-site and over the phone, during other hours, and as on-call backup.

·         Provide psychiatric evaluations and care to patients in a range of settings, including the office, in the field, by phone, or through teleconferencing technology.

·         Document care in an electronic medical record according to Medicare standards in a timely manner according to agency guidelines.

·         Submit written reports and oral testimony and presentation of opinion in commitment and other legal proceedings and in a wide range of treatment, rehabilitative, and support services matters (e.g., Social Security applications, prior authorization of medications, etc.)

·         Attend organizational staff meetings to assess client status and progress, to coordinate treatment activities, and to develop treatment solutions to problems other staff are having.

·         Participate in and/or supervise treatment planning meetings.

·         Assist the Program Director and key clinical staff in the administration of the clinical program and the clinical supervision of individual team members.

·         Train staff in the knowledge and skills basic to the integrated and stage-based treatment of severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring severe substance use disorders.

·         Ensure medication and treatment-related policies and procedures are followed at the clinical site.

·         Provide vacation/leave of absence clinical coverage for other providers.

·         Collaborates with Quality Assurance staff to ensure all documentation meets county, state, and national standards.

·         All other duties as assigned by supervisor


Physical Demands:

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability:

BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


How to Apply

  • Mail/Email resume and cover letter detailing related experience to:

    Bonita House Inc.
    Attention: HR Department
    6333 Telegraph Avenue, #102
    Oakland, CA 94609

    Email: (please include resume in the body of your email, in addition to attaching). Please type job title in subject line.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Appropriate candidates will be contacted.

  • Bonita House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. - See more at: