The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a professional nurse who has acquired specialized knowledge and skills through completion of a graduate program of study. The APRN has the credentials to function in an expanded nursing role and is responsible for the daily management of selected patients.
The APRN has the responsibility for assessment and management of patients including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. The APRN works with her/his collaborating physician in accordance with mutually developed practice guidelines.
The APRN working in contracted community hospital programs is responsible for on-site clinical services at the contracted community hospital setting in inpatient medical unites, emergency departments and/or primary care practices.
Graduate degree from an accredited school of nursing.
Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the Advanced Practice role in Psychiatric Nursing. DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice.
Demonstrated skills in psychotherapy interventions which include all generally accepted and evidence based methods of brief or long-term therapy. These interventions use a range of therapy models including, but not limited to, psychodynamic, CBT, DBT and supportive interpersonal therapies to promote insight, produce behavioral change, maintain function and promote recovery.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
Professional and clinical experience working in psychiatric care setting preferred.
ANCC certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Certification as either a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing or as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Child and Adolescent or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing certification preferred.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.