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Nurse Practitioner (MSN) / 24 Hours / MGH- Revere Health Care Center

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Revere
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner (MSN) / 24 Hours / MGH- Revere Health Care Center The Mental Health department at the MGH-Revere Healthcare Center seeks a Nurse Practitioner to add to our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians serving the mental health needs of the center's patient population. The clinician will be responsible for evaluating, assessing, and addressing the psychopharmacologic needs of adult patients in an ambulatory setting. S/he will work closely with the attending staff, social workers, primary care and specialty clinicians within the health center to address the mental health issues of patients who are referred to the Mental Health unit. This is a clinical role with opportunities for growth in teaching for interested candidates. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Psychiatric Advanced Practice Clinician will work closely with the attending staff in the initial workup and ongoing management of patients requiring mental health services. - Performs and records initial evaluations including thorough patient history and mental status exam and discusses findings with the attending. - Utilizes advanced practice knowledge to identify, prevent or solve complex and/or recurring patient care problems. - Follows and manages patients to enhance continuity of care. - Performs medically delegated aspects of patient care as agreed upon by nursing and medical administrator according to practice guidelines. - Collaborates with unit staff to facilitate a comprehensive plan of care and coordinate resources. - Maintains and practices in accord with practitioner guidelines per state and hospital regulations. - Provides consultation including urgent evaluations with both nurses and physicians in specific area of expertise. - Participates in the development of formal and informal educational programs for staff. - Monitors patient outcomes in accordance with defined standards of patient care. - Evaluates own practice and program effectiveness. - Identifies pertinent health delivery problems for investigation. - Evaluates current research findings for clinical specialty and determines applicability to unit practice. - Responsible for growth and maintenance of required credentials. - Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation on committees and task forces of the unit and the health center. - Will assist in developing and running an injection clinic for mental health patients (LAI antipsychotics) - Current Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse (RN) - Current Federal & Massachusetts licensures to dispense Controlled Substances - Certification in advanced practice nursing (CNP, PCNS, APRN, RNCS) - Minimum of two (2) years of mental health experience SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: - Knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses, procedures and treatments, related medications - Adaptability to change - willingness to engage and adjust workflow to changes within the health care delivery system - Ability to provide crisis intervention and safety assessments - Effective communicator with the ability to transfer knowledge (orally and in writing) - Computer skills to support administrative and clinical tasks WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a licensed outpatient setting. This is a part time position (24 hours) and expected hours are three to four days per week during regular clinic hours. Ability to work on Fridays is required. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. MA-Revere-MGH Revere HealthCare Center MGH Revere HealthCare Center (MGHRevereHC) 300 Ocean Avenue Revere, 02151 MGH Revere HealthCare Center 300 Ocean Avenue Revere Advanced Practice Nurse Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Part-time Day Job 24 hour/3 days a week Regular MGH Revere Health Center Nov 6, 2019

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