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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Lowell Community Health Center
Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) is a diverse, community-based health care organization. Our programs have been recognized as national models and LCHC was named one of the top five health centers in the nation for excellence in cultural competency. With a career at Lowell Community Health Center, you will be joining a dynamic team of passionate and talented people.SUMMARY:The NP - BHS is responsible for providing psychiatric evaluations, and psychopharmacological evaluations and treatment to clients in Behavioral Health. To perform other duties as assigned. Completion of all required documentation, including notes, to be completed per Health Center standards. Meet productivity/direct care expectations, and be explicit with what those expectations are for a full time staff. Participate in supervision.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To evaluate the physiological, neurological, and psychopharmacological status of the program's clients.To prescribe and monitor psychotropic medication.To participate in the development of diagnostic formulations and treatment plans, as well as attendance and participation in weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.To provide direct counseling therapy, when indicated.To participate in utilization review, peer review and quality management programs.To coordinate and foster collaborations with community agencies and hospitals in the care, treatment and services of patients.To provide supervision and consultation to other disciplines as assigned.To work closely with other BHS clinicians and primary care for an integrated care approach.Provides in-service education to staff as requested.Meet productivity/direct care expectations; pro-rated as per full time equivalent status.Participate in Supervision.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Demonstrated understanding of clinical and administration policy and procedures.Ability to work with integrated medical, clinical and support staff on behalf of clients.Demonstrated understanding of medical and clinical practices and procedures.Demonstrated understanding of the agency's role in the community and the ability to appropriately represent the agency.The ability to effectively organize time and responsibilities.The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Demonstrated understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one's training and discipline.QUALIFICATIONS:Licensed Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist with three years experience.Certified by ANCC as an Adult and/or Adolescent/Child Psychiatric Clinic Nurse Specialist.Current valid and unrestricted DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registrations.Physical Requirements:Frequent standing and walking for up to 80% of the work day or shift.Some lifting, pushing or pulling required up to 30 pounds.Ability to see and distinguish color.Ability to perform CPR (chest compressions).WORK ENVIRONMENT:Frequent contact with patients, families, visitors, nurses and other department staff. Occasional stress and pressure caused by multiple simultaneous demands. May be exposed to various infectious diseases. Universal precautions and techniques are included in orientation and the availability of protective wear is supported and encouraged when the employee is at risk for exposure.We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.#PROby Jobble

Keywords: Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts

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