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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician's Assistant (PA) Needed at Trauma-Informed Nonprofit

A Values-Driven, Patient-Centered Opportunity for a Caring Provider


La Cheim Behavioral Health Services is seeking a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician’s Assistant (PA) with expertise in mental health -- including assessment, diagnosis, and medication management for adults with severe mental illnesses. 


The part-time position (8-24 hours a week) takes place at a thriving, patient-centered Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) mental health center near downtown Oakland, CA. We treat a wide variety of mental health conditions in these day treatment programs for adults -- always striving for a tone of understanding and empowerment. Clients receive a comprehensive array of services including assessment, medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, and aftercare planning.


With such wraparound services comes the opportunity to work as part of a passionate, values-driven, diverse treatment team that includes an MD medical director, NPs, and a PA, as well as a group of MFTs and Clinical Psychologists. Clinical perspectives and trainings include CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic modalities, as well as trauma-focused approaches (recently, the work of Peter Levine and Judith Herman). 

Daytime hours, 9-5 Monday to Friday, somewhat flexible. 

If you would like additional information about our community mental health center, please visit our website at



• Ability to work independently and in a team
• Comfort working with adults with diagnoses of severe mental illness
• Commitment to timely, thorough documentation

• Finesse in collaborating with outpatient psychiatric providers

• Emphasis on compassionate, client-centered care



Please complete the form at the bottom of the page to contact Program Director Frances Raeside, MFT (she/her).  


As an equal opportunity employer, La Cheim is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.


Adam Nelson, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Nelson received his Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also inducted into the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, and his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine on full scholarship from the U.S Air Force. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in Psychiatry at Albert Einstein -- Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Hillside Hospital, one of the leading institutions in teaching both psychoanalytic practice and psycho-pharmacology. Dr. Nelson has been practicing psychiatry for nearly 25 years. 

Lorna Hall, PA

Lorna is a physician assistant on La Cheim's psychiatric team.


Suzy Lozier, PA

Suzy is a psychiatric physician assistant. She received a BA from Brown University and a Master of Medical Science degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She worked in Family Practice and Women's Medicine for seven years before joining a Psychiatric practice where she specialized in treating children and adolescents. In 2016 she started the Telepsychiatry Program at Action Urgent Care. She moved with her daughter from the Yosemite Area to Oakland and has been treating patients at La Cheim since December of 2018.

Miriam Lundy, NP

Miriam is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She studied biology at UC Berkeley and did psychiatric research at McLean Hospital in Boston before completing her master's degree at Yale University in 2010.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, climbing, and spending time with her family.

Dmitriy Reznik, PA

Dmitriy is a physician assistant on La Cheim's psychiatric team.

Short biographies are also available for the rest of our clinical team.


La Cheim's Valfer Life Renewal Program provides a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults. To learn more, check out our clinical staff, our client testimonials, and an overview of a day in our PHP/IOP.


We specialize in treating clients with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, unresolved issues of grief and loss, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), and thought disorders. We also address issues associated with chemical dependency, recovery and relapse prevention.

We are currently focusing on becoming even more trauma-informed and recently hosted a training given by noted trauma expert Peter A. Levine, PhD.

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