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 delivery.
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
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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 403(b) plan
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 insurance!
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 insurance
Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
Voluntary Term, Whole Life, Accident and Critical Care Insurance
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!
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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.
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