Prescribing Nurse Practitioner
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Under the supervision of the Outpatient Services Medical
Director the Prescribing Nurse provides medication and medical
services, monitors each client's clinical status in response to
treatment, assists in the clinical supervision of staff in service
delivery and attends team meetings as necessary in order to assess
client status and progress, to coordinate treatment activities, and
to develop treatment solutions to problems staff are experiencing.
The Prescribing Nurse also functions as a medical educator and
consultant in collaboration with other clinicians regarding health
promotion and maintenance, medication administration and acute and
chronic medical/psychiatric crisis management for clients. In
addition, the Prescribing Nurse provides psychiatric evaluations
and medication management utilizing a team approach to children,
adolescents or adults dealing with varying psychiatric issues.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Monitor each client's clinical status in response to treatment
and side effects, educate clients regarding psychotropic
medications, and provide leadership in conjunction with the Clinic
Director in the clinical supervision of staff in service
- Be actively involved in both acute and long-term psychiatric
inpatient treatment of clients including initiation and
facilitation of admission to the hospital; regular communication
and consultation with the attending prescribing clinician; and
along with other team members, collaboration with the inpatient
staff in the planning and implementation of treatment and discharge
to the community.
- Conduct psychiatric assessments including psychiatric history,
course of illness, response to treatment, mental status
examination, and 5 Axis current DSM diagnoses.
- Provide on-site crisis assessment and management of clients
during regular work hours, both on-site and over the phone, during
other hours, and 24/7 on-call prescribing related and crisis
coverage for clients as scheduled.
- Provide education, consultation and training to outpatient
staff and clients regarding changes in health status, health
promotion and maintenance.
- Additional responsibilities as assigned
Why Vinfen? We are committed to you! We offer great training,
great benefits, career growth and job security!
Our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
- A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that
requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded
- First-rate Medical, Dental and Vision plans that are open all
employees scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more. Plus, we
offer a generous employer contribution toward the cost of medical
- Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and
Long-Term Disability Insurance (no cost to you!)
- Employer-paid Short-Term Disability Insurance along with the
option to purchase additional, voluntary, Short-Term disability
- Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent
- Voluntary Term, Whole Life, Accident and Critical Care
- Generous paid time off (Employees scheduled to work 20 hours or
more per week):
- 15 days of Vacation per year
- 11 Paid Holidays
- 10 Sick Days per year
- 3 Personal Days per year
- Educational Assistance and Remission Programs
- $500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
- Other generous benefits including discounted YMCA memberships,
access to discounted movie tickets and more!
Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading
nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by
building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and
communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Vinfen
supports thousands of adolescents and adults with psychiatric,
developmental and behavioral disabilities at more than 200 sites
with 2,800 employees in eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.
My Vinfen. My Community. My Job.
Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin,
- At least five years of psychiatric nursing experience, three of
which must have included prescribing medications to individuals
with serious mental illness.
- Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Massachusetts.
- A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Master's
degree in nursing preferred.
- CPR required within two
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