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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:Clinical PracticeProvide diagnostic evaluations and medication management for a broad range of psychiatric disorders in adult patientsComplete outpatient psychiatric consultation for primary care providersWork collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary teamParticipate in weekly team meetings to discuss treatment planning and case reviewAssist in the academic activities of the Department of PsychiatryProfessional DevelopmentIn collaboration with appropriate physicians, assists in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nurse practitioner guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.Demonstrates leadership skills in problem solving with and directing designated personnel in assigned clinical area.Maintains current knowledge of legislation that may affect the health care delivery system and the function of the nurse practitioner in the hospital setting.Serves on nursing and hospital committees when requested and refers appropriate information to various departmental and hospital committees as needed.Identifies own learning needs and assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in clinical practice area.Educates patients, families, and professionals through the development of educational materials, in-services, formal lectures, and/or publications.Quality Assessment/improvement and ResearchConsistently participates in the quality assessment/improvement program for the service.Based on quality improvement finding, identifies appropriate follow-up quality improvement projects or research studies.Utilizes quality improvement data and research findings to enhance patient care.Participates in patient care research at a level consistent with educational background and experience.Other DutiesPerform other duties as needed.Qualifications:Master's degree in nursing required. Completion of an accredited educational program for nurse practitioners required, with specialization in adult or geriatric mental health.Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with authorization by the Board of Registration in nursing to practice in an expanded role.Registered with the ANCC or other accrediting organization for Nurse Practitioners with certification in adult or geriatric mental health.Registered with the State of Massachusetts and DEA for prescription writing privileges.Current BLS Certification.Minimum of three years of current clinical nursing experience and two years' experience in geriatric psychiatry practice required.Expert clinical judgment and ability to be self-directive and demonstrate initiative in an expanded role.Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Keywords: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge , Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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