The Intensive Transition Service Team (ITS) is a recovery-oriented, holistic approach to supporting individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness and an intellectual and developmental disability. This program offers a team approach to service coordination and treatment for individuals who have encountered challenges succeeding in more traditional treatment settings.
The ITS focus is to address transitional support and continuity of care for the individuals supported by the team. The model employs a community-based, team-delivered approach. Service delivery is achieved through integrated case management, medication management, mental health treatment, behavioral assessment, and subsequent development of positive behavioral support plans. ITS provides intensive short-term treatment with a 12 to 18 month average treatment length.
Transition Services are provided where the individual is at the time of need; which include the CA Institutes of Mental Disease (IMD's), community resident's, and other community settings; such as; a coffee shop, work place or MERAKEY office.
The ITS CRNP is a professional nurse licensed in California who is Board certified in a specialty and who functions in the expanded role as a professional nurse and performs acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical therapeutic or corrective measures in collaboration with a physician licensed to practice in California.
The ITS CRNP acts as a team player, supplementing the work of the ITS Psychiatrist by providing additional psychiatric field support to the individual(s) being served by the ITS. The CRNP also provides support by carrying out rehabilitation and support functions and assisting in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention services under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees.
15 hours per week.
- CRNP will be licensed in the state of California. PMHNP preferred.
- Clinical experience working with adults with mental illness and intellectual developmental disabilities (Dually Diagnosed) highly preferred.