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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Behavioral Health

Company: Boston Medical Center
Location: Brockton
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

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 82-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 and overseeing 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 patients including 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
    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
        CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
        • 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
        • Current advanced practice certification by Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing- approved nationally recognized certifying body
          OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
          • No Medicare or Medicaid sanctions
            Req id: 23716

Keywords: Boston Medical Center, Brockton , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Brockton, Massachusetts

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