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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Brockton Behavioral Health Center, 40 hrs

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Posted 6 days ago

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Brockton Behavioral Health Center, 40 hrs

Boston Medical Center
Brockton, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It's a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet, an integrated health care delivery system that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Department: Inpatient Psychiatry
Schedule: Full Time

Location: Brockton, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:

Boston Medical Center is seeking Inpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners for its 80-bed behavioral health hospital located in Brockton, MA. BMC Brockton operates as a behavioral health accountable care organization providing cutting edge inpatient treatment and stabilization for individuals experiencing complex mental health and substance use needs. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are a critical part of a multidisciplinary team and possess unique expertise and a focus on providing quality behavioral health care to acute populations.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are dedicated team members responsible for assisting a variety of patients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions andoverseeing the development and implementation of treatment plans. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to take care of the mental, emotional or behavioral disorders for patients engaged in services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

  • Provide evidence-based evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patientsincluding prescribing medications and/or other psychotherapeutic interventions
  • Provide treatment either independently or with physician supervision in accordance with Massachusetts regulations
  • Develop treatment plans, measure progress against the plans, and make adjustments as needed
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Collaborate with a broader team of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists to assess and adjust treatment plans
  • Coordinate and communicate with case managers, family members and other stakeholders regarding treatment and care
  • Participate in the teaching of students and other trainees
  • Participate in departmental and organizational quality improvement programs

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Master's Degree from a Nurse Practitioner education program (with specialization in mental health) accredited by a Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing-recognized national accreditation body


Experience:

  • Two years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or five years of experience in Nursing preferred but candidates who have a strong interest in working with patients who come from underserved populations are encouraged to apply

Licensure:

  • Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Current valid DEA certificate and MA Controlled Substances certificate or eligibility
  • Buprenorphine waiver required or willingness to acquire waiver

Certification

  • Current advanced practice certification by Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing- approved nationally recognized certifying body

Other Requirements:

  • No Medicare or Medicaid sanctions

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Salary

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Employment Type

Full Time

Shift

No shift available

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