Community Healthlink

  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

    Location US-MA-Leominster
    PCN#
    4252
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Advanced Practice Psychiatric RN in Leominster.

     

    The Leominster Adult Outpatient Center provides strength-based individual and group therapy to adults, and couples age 18 and over. We offer integrated, whole person care with primary care, a wellness program, and behavioral health. The Leominster Counseling Center also offers specialized substance use disorder treatment. Our office based opioid treatment offers buprenorphine and vivitrol treatment and we have a Second Offender Alcohol Education program.

     

    The APRN meets with clients for the purpose of medication evaluation, assessment and treatment planning. They consult with other members of the client’s treatment team; primary care, behavioral health clinician and outside providers such as DMH. The APRN may work one 4 hour shift in the Open Access Program and attends a monthly meeting with other providers and the Chief Medical Officer.    

     

    This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join an expanding team that’s passionate and dedicated to providing quality integrated, therapeutic interventions within a supportive and energetic work environment. 

     

    Benefits:
    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
    Health and Dental insurance (active upon starting)
    Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
    CEU benefits
    Life and Disability insurance
    401k with agency contribution
    Wellness activity discounts
    Work related travel reimbursement
    Flexible hours
    Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements

    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
    • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

    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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