Community Healthlink

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

US-MA-Leominster
PCN#
4252
# Positions
1
Category
Clinical Adult

Overview

The Leominster Counseling and Wellness Center provides integrated primary and behavioral health care services in our outpatient clinic for consumers with severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use condition. Clinic staff include primary care clinicians, licensed psychologists, licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative support staff

Responsibilities

  • Provides assessment, diagnosis, medication consultation, and follow-up services for individual adults with severe and persistent mental illness, chronic substance use conditions, and co-occurring conditions, including individuals with co-occurring developmental disabilities. In collaboration with the clinical team this includes strengths, goals, need areas and additional consultation and collaboration as needed for treatment and safety.
  • Works closely with a psychiatric supervisor employed by UMass Memorial Healthcare through Community Healthlink.
  • Provides services at the counseling centers in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Gardner
  • Works collaboratively as a member of patient-centered treatment teams, including the Leominster Counseling and Wellness Center’s multidisciplinary Open Access teams to coordinate the delivery of clinical and medical services
  • Maintains all documentation for services provided, with review of information from other providers in the EMR
  • Attends relevant training activities
  • Regularly attends required program meetings
  • Prepares and maintains confidential client documentation, service records, service activity logs (SALS)
  • Performs other job duties as required

Qualifications

Competency

  • Demonstrated knowledge base of adults with severe and persistent mental illness, chronic substance use conditions, developmental disabilities, and medical conditions
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of psychiatric medications
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to accurately assess client’s presenting concerns
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients, peers, and other professionals
  • Timely and accurate documentation skills

Education and/or Experience

  • Licensure as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Current DPH and DEA certificates
  • Meets all qualifications for the advanced practice of psychiatric nursing with prescribing privileges
  • Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and co-occurring developmental disabilities and/or medical conditions

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation 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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