Nurse Practitioner

State Of Massachusetts Pocasset , MA 02559

Posted 8 months ago

Work Schedule: (40 hours) 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday

Days Off: Sunday/Saturday

The Department of Mental Health seeks a highly talented individual who will reflect the diversity of our consumer population. The incumbent will function as a clinical leader on the inpatient unit and as a clinical support to the team physician and leads the team in his absence.

Function as the primary provider of mental health services to a caseload of assigned patients. Run groups on inpatient unit.. Additionally, this individual oversees ongoing management of medical, psychiatric, and legal status arising on the Inpatient Unit. Some travel required to attend trainings & meetings. Care may consist of but is not limited to the following:

a. Evaluating patients, including diagnostic evaluation.

Planning treatment, usually in group setting with patient present.

Provide individual treatment interventions to patients.

Provide individual medication teaching and obtaining appropriate consents.

Ordering medications and treatments and evaluating their effectiveness and documenting same.

Monitor patient's legal status, provide guidance regarding time lines, guardianship issues, requirements to facility staff.

Participate in performance improvement.

Maintain current knowledge of psychiatric mental health nursing practice through attendance at seminars, conferences, workshops, in-services and continuing education programs as well as facility mandatory training.

Responds to psychiatric and medical emergencies.

Require frequent collaboration with attending MD, Social Workers, Nurses and Mental Health Workers.

This role is an important component of the care provided to patients who are in the various stages of recovery from mental health issues. This is a wonderful opportunity to use all of the skills and knowledge generally gained by completing an advanced practice degree program in mental health nursing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

  • Current and valid driver's license.

Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Center provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program and Adult Community Clinical Services.

The Pocasset Mental Health Center is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all we always aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for patients, families, and employee alike.

We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including, tuition remission, health insurance, alternative work schedules, educational/certification incentives (As per Union Contract), shift and w/e differentials.

Pre-Offer Process:

  • A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions, please contact Cathy Nolette at (508) 977-3120.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic, or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:

Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Current and valid authorization to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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