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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

Company: Community Healthlink
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Advance Practice RN inWorcester, MA.Outpatient Substance Use Treatment is a growing specialty service within the Adult Outpatient services at Community Healthlink. Services include outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, the MISSION medication-assisted treatment program, and second offender aftercare. Staff include clinicians, recovery coaches, nurses, advanced practice nurses, and psychiatrists.The Community Healthlink Adult Outpatient Counseling Centersare integrated primary and behavioral health care clinics that provide services to a diverse adult client population. Our priority population is individuals with severe and/or persistent mental health and/or substance use conditions. The provider team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, recovery coaches, registered nurses, primary care clinicians, and medical assistants. The Centers work closely with referral sources such as the Department of Mental Health, local hospitals with inpatient psychiatric programs, Community Healthlink programs, MassHealth/managed care companies, and health centers.The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatric Physician's Assistant/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing psychiatric services to patients of the Counseling Center.Complete psychiatric assessments, medication consultations, and follow-up services consistent with the advanced practice agreement with the supervising M.D.When patients are receiving psychiatric services only, the APRN is responsible, consistent with Counseling Center policy, for the completion of all required treatment services and documentation, including treatment planning, discharge planning, and discharge from services.Participates as a member of the treatment team.Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment and planning conferences.Maintains client records and administrative records consistent with CHL policy and applicable standards.Maintains unit productivity standard.Participates in supervision as scheduled.Attends administrative staff meetings as required.Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives.Attends in-service education and professional meetings as required.Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.Meets all qualifications for the advanced practice of psychiatric prescribing practices with prescribing privileges.Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring developmental disabilities and/or medical conditions.Current Massachusetts license as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant, current DEA certificate and Massachusetts MCSR.Accurately assess client's presenting concerns.Effectively communicate with clients, peers, and other professionals.Timely and accurate documentation skills.All candidates will be subject to a CORI review as outlined in the regulations set by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. For more information, clickhere.Community Healthlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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