Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Boston, MA

Salary Range: $110,000 – $130,000

 

The clinical nurse practitioner is a self-directed specialist with advanced knowledge, skills and competence in general medicine and/or specialty in psychiatry. The individual functions as the evaluator and primary provider of care for patients in the setting of crisis stabilization. The nurse practitioner is accountable to a designated physician for supervision of patient care management and prescription writing. The designated physician will be the Medical Director of Psychiatry.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills necessary to independently provide care to patients within the specialty of psychiatry

Provides direct care to patients with complex psychiatric needs and stable medical conditions in accordance with established protocols and procedures on the crisis stabilization unit. This will include rounding on patients on a daily basis

Demonstrates competency in managing physical health conditions within the scope of psychiatric practice, and effectively collaborate and communicate with other providers to deliver integrated clinical care

Recommend appropriate internal/external referrals and effectively utilize available community resources; assists patients, families, and staff to do the same.

Demonstrates concise interviewing skills and an ability to formulate psychiatric differential diagnosis.

Demonstrates familiarity with a variety of psychiatric interventions but with a particular familiarity in the appropriate use of psychotropics.

Demonstrates competency in documenting pertinent patient data in the medical record consistent with our expectations.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with and across disciplines which includes meeting with team on a daily basis.

Delivers care in manner consistent with our mission.

Utilizes quality improvement data to enhance patient care.

Nurse Practitioner with Psychiatric specialty, Massachusetts licensure and DEA prescriptive authority.

One year clinical experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner preferred.

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and educationally diverse staff and patients.

Desire to work with people with developmental, intellectual, physical and mental disabilities.

Mental health and crisis intervention experience including knowledge of emergency psychiatric and child protection services.

Creativity, flexibility, sound judgment, and the ability to take the initiative to achieve unit performance goals.

Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Strong communication and writing skills.

Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and leader in a complex and fast-paced environment.

Must-Haves

1 year clinical experience as a Licensed NP with Psychiatric specialty

MA License and DEA prescriptive authority

Desire to work with people with developmental, intellectual, physical and mental disabilities.

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