Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner

    Published
    November 7, 2022
    Location
    Boston, Massachussetts
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    Massachusetts
    Region
    Northeast

    Description

    Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry

    REPORTS TO

    Senior Administrative Director

    SALARY MINIMUM

    $91,000.00

    SALARY MAXIMUM

    $160,000.00

    SIGNING BONUS

     

    Must-Haves

    Master's degree in nursing required.

    Completion of an accredited educational program for nurse practitioners required, with specialization in child or adult mental health.

    Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with authorization by the Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in an expanded role.

     

    Job Description

    Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

     

    The Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatry, is responsible for providing care for psychiatric evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy and psychopharmacological evaluation and treatment. As an expert professional, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership and patient care management across the health care continuum from preventative, acute care through discharge.

     

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

     

    Clinical Practice

    Provides direct care, counseling, and teaching to patients and families according to established collaborative protocols and standards of care.

    Sets priorities for appropriate and efficient management of patient care that reflects cost effective management of time, available human resources, supplies, and equipment.

    Performs psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment and provides preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and appropriate to patient needs.

    Orders, interprets, and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic tests to assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.

    Based on outcome of diagnostic, lab, and physical assessment findings, arranges for appropriate plan of care and follow-up.

    Records pertinent patient care findings in the medical record. Maintains interdisciplinary approach to planning and communicating patient care information by discussing patient data with appropriate physicians and other health care professionals.

    Evaluates outcomes of patient care and makes necessary revisions in care plan.

    Seeks and provides consultative services as required.

    Through patient education and counseling, incorporates the concepts of health maintenance, prevention, and promotion into daily practice.

    Demonstrates awareness of community resources and assists staff, patients, and families to effectively utilize them.

    Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age groups of patients regularly served.

    Notifies supervisor when patients in age groups not regularly served present, and seeks assistance from individuals with the knowledge of the specialized needs of such patient age groups.

    Professional Development

     

    In collaboration with appropriate physicians, assists in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nurse practitioner guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.

    Demonstrates leadership skills in problem solving with and directing designated personnel in assigned clinical area.

    Maintains current knowledge of legislation that may affect the health care delivery system and the function of the nurse practitioner in the hospital setting.

    Serves on nursing and hospital committees when requested and refers appropriate information to various departmental and hospital committees as needed.

    Identifies own learning needs and assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in clinical practice area.

    Educates patients, families, and professionals through the development of educational materials, in-services, formal lectures, and/or publications.

    Quality Assessment/improvement and Research

     

    Consistently participates in the quality assessment/improvement program for the service.

    Based on quality improvement finding, identifies appropriate follow-up quality improvement projects or research studies.

    Utilizes quality improvement data and research findings to enhance patient care.

    Participates in patient care research at a level consistent with educational background and experience.

     

    EDUCATION

    Master's degree in nursing required. Completion of an accredited educational program for nurse practitioners required, with specialization in child or adult mental health.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

    Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with authorization by the Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in an expanded role.

    Registered with the ANCC or other accrediting organization for Nurse Practitioners with certification in child or adult mental health.

    Registered with the State of Massachusetts and DEA for prescription writing privileges.

    Current BLS Certification.

    EXPERIENCE

     

    Minimum of three years of current clinical nursing experience and two years experience in adult practice required. Prior experience in Psychiatry preferred.

     

    THIS IS A UNION POSITION, SALARY DEPENDS ON YOE, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO NEGOCAITE SALARY.

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