Full-Time Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Under-served, Community Health
A non-profit, multicultural, community health center 30 minutes North of Boston and is the largest provider of primary care, behavioral health, eye care, and dental services in one of the most medically under-served communities in Massachusetts is seeking a psychiatric nurse practitioner to join their behavioral healthcare team.
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide direct clinical service to patients, provide clinical supervision to interns and staff, be involved in quality improvement activities, other administrative activities, and help to develop programming as needed by the director of behavioral health.
These services include psychiatric evaluations, consultation, and treatment of referred patients. Prescribing medications and follow-up medication visits. Provision of psychotherapy; participation in mental health in-take conferences and case presentations. Consultation and evaluation of patients regarding crisis situations and admission to a psychiatric mental health and/or substance abuse inpatient unit.
Treatment services provided will be based on credentialing privileges, related to areas of expertise, and follow accepted guidelines and best practices. Services will be coordinated with other providers involved in the patient’s care including other center providers, the PCP, and providers from outside agencies. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will take a team-oriented approach to patient care and fully participate in integrating behavioral health care with primary care.
The APRN will have previous experience in diagnosing, evaluating and treating patients with psychiatric disorders. In particular, APRN will have previous experience in treating psychiatric illness with medication in addition to being comfortable with psycho-therapeutic modalities and have demonstrated sensitivity working with under-served multicultural populations in a community setting.