Connections Health Solutions

Nurse Practitioner- UPC

Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
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Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants



“Treating people right, right when they need it.”  Become part of a team that will make a difference in someone’s life, every day.



Connections Health Solutions is the nationally recognized leader in the provision of behavioral health crisis intervention services.  Our founding physicians, Dr. Chris Carson and Dr. Robert Williamson, believe there is a better way to serve those in need of behavioral health crisis care and have developed a model of care that meets individuals where they are, when they need it.  Since 2009, under strong medical and clinical leadership, the company has fostered strong collaboration and leadership with nationally recognized organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, The National Council, SAMHSA, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and many others.



Connections Health Solutions is a physician-owned, multifaceted behavioral health company whose mission is to address any behavioral health need at any time. We are hiring a Nurse Practitioner for the Urgent Psychiatric Center (UPC) who will direct, coordinate, and provide medical/clinical services to specified consumers within the facility, including, but not limited to: intervention, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, medication management, engagement, family meetings, supportive psychotherapy, patient education, risk assessment and discharge planning.


  • Serves as the attending clinician to specified consumers. Completes initial psychiatric assessments, crisis interventions, family interventions, focused crisis diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, patient education, progress toward treatment goals, and discharge planning including medical, psychological, social, behavioral and developmental aspects of the consumer’s care, treatment, and services.
  • Documents consumer’s progress in the clinical record including admission order, progress notes, and discharge orders. Oversees delivery of medication education and consent, according to established policy.
  • Orders laboratory tests according to standards of clinical practice. Reviews the health assessment completed by nursing staff, obtains a past and current medical history, and conducts a focused physical examination as indicated, according to established guidelines. Initiates contact with Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Room clinicians according to established guidelines.
  • Assesses consumers’ needs and guides the clinical team while managing treatment plan updates, in addition to initiating contact with Outpatient Behavioral Health Provider according to established guidelines. Reviews and utilizes all available documents from the crisis clinical team.
  • Provides necessary information to clinical team regarding inpatient utilization. Utilizes appropriate medication based on best practices.
  • Collaborates with other personnel to ensure that each treatment modality is appropriate for the consumer in addition to working with outside psychiatric providers in crisis and inpatient services. Works with the community to review involuntary petitions, assess involuntary patients, and coordinate with the legal system to follow established guidelines for Court Ordered Evaluation and Treatment.
  • Participates in medical staff meetings including regional and quarterly meetings; participates in all required CRC/UPC meetings; and participates in any meeting as requested by Medical Leadership



  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off and paid holidays

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Unrestricted Registered Nursing license in the State of Arizona.
  • Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with a Master’s level certification in Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP)
  • Licensed in the State of Arizona and National Certifications
  • 0-3 years’ experience in the delivery of crisis mental health and/or delivery of family health treatment to children, adolescents, and/or adults.
  • Unrestricted DEA license
  • The Company has a mandatory vaccination policy. All successful applicants must be fully vaccinated, including showing proper documentation, or otherwise be exempt pursuant to the Company’s exemption process prior to their start date as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
  • DEA X license


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