Here at Thundermist Health Center we want to ensure each of our fellows are setup to achieve their highest level of professional success. Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program will provide fellows with the opportunity to work as a member of a closely knit multi-disciplinary care team.
Thundermist recognizes the importance and benefits of our fellow’s awareness of the economic, social, and environmental challenges patients may face. The Fellowship addresses these factors during the 5-week New Employee and Fellowship Orientation. Each fellow participates in the orientation session at the start of their Fellowship year. Meet-and-Greets with leaders and program staff of various programs within our communities as well as tours, either virtually or in-person, of their organizations constitute some of what occurs during this orientation period.
Fellows will receive a unique and hands-on mentoring experience from a team of highly experienced behavioral health professionals. These professionals, known as Fellowship preceptors, will work side-by-side with fellows in dedicated precepted clinics to help them develop the expertise they need to succeed in their field. Program leadership will also lead training in the responsibilities and privileges of behavioral staff participation at Thundermist.
In addition to our program preceptors and staff support, the Thundermist Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program will provide fellows with:
Full integration into the organization
- Receive technical training on electronic health record
- Involvement in quality and practice redesign
- Participation in weekly fellowship debrief sessions with program leadership and steering committee members throughout the Fellowship year
- 5-week THC and Fellowship Orientation
- Highly individualized precepted experience
- Specialized rotations
- Weekly didactic sessions: scheduled learning sessions on a variety of complex, clinical challenges most encountered in FQHCs
- Training on Thundermist Quality Improvement Model
- Ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures
Direct clinical practice, including but not limited to:
- Psychopharmacologic Treatment
- Medication Assisted Treatment
- Substance use screening and treatment
- Continuous training to Thundermist model of high-performance health system: access, continuity, planned care, team-based, prevention-focused, expert use of electronic technology and data
- Participation in Project ECHO® case-based distance learning platform
- Participation in C-TIER, a self-guided two-week Telemedicine Certification Course