Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Sacramento, California, United States | Sacramento | Full-time | Fully remote


Bay Area Community Services is seeking Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants with strong psychiatric/mental health experience to provide services homeless adults and transitional age youth. We need providers who, in addition to their professional qualifications, also have flexibility, kindness, and an ability to work in a team to help people who are underserved in our society.

Position Overview

The Physician Assistant (PA) or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) will provide wellness and recovery services to chronic and severe mentally ill adults across multiple  sites. Our programs operate with a wraparound model of care with a team approach to provide integrated services geared towards developing community and natural supports as these adults transition out of the behavioral health care system to community supports. The PA or NP is an integral part of the team which includes a Personal Services Coordinator, Employment Coordinator, Peer Counselor and Program Manager. The team approach is essential and input from all members of a team drive the care for the clients. 


  • Prescribe and monitor medication for participants and provide ongoing direction of care to the team.
  • Provide ongoing consultation on issues of treatment and quality of care to the treatment team and other clinical staff.
  • Respond to program emergencies.
  • Oversee charting required for County Utilization Review/Medi-Cal purposes.
  • Complete documentation necessary for billing Medication Support Services for Medi-Cal.
  • Supervise and monitor medication logs to ensure accuracy and conformity with medication policies and procedures.
  • Provide consultation and liaison to the local professional community to coordinate treatment when necessary and appropriate.
  • Embrace diversity in all aspects and work positively using a teamwork approach.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of an ongoing in-service training and continuing education program for staff. 


  • Valid California PA or NP License and Board Certified.
  • Valid CA DEA License.
  • Experience in outpatient setting.
  • Valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage. DMV printout required.


Flexible based on your schedule up to 40 hours per week. Multiple assignment options in Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, and Fremont and Sacramento. One or more locations based on candidate’s schedule availability. 


  • Highly competitive compensation $80-120K/annually DOE
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees and children– nothing comes out of your check
  • 32 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution
  • $3000 annually for student loans & tuition, CEUs, etc. after 1 year of service for a total of $15,000 over 5 years
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 4 or 8 years of service – not charging PTO
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*
  • Annual holiday party, summer picnic, staff appreciation events
  • Significant internal growth opportunities

        * Most direct service positions

How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.

BACS Overview

Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff. We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals.