NSMHA is seeking an excellent BC/BE outpatient child psychiatrist or experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner for a vibrant community health center. This position can be either full-time or part-time and offers a flexible schedule, no call, a well-balanced work-load including direct care and case consultation. In addition, this role entails up to eight hours per week of case consultation to our various child and adolescent programs. In this capacity the child and adolescent psychiatrist or nurse practitioner is an active member of a multidisciplinary collaborative team providing psychiatric expertise and support. Responsibilities include initial outpatient psychiatric evaluation, ongoing psychiatric management, and treatment planning, and integrated psychiatric treatment and medication management services.

Teaching of psychiatry residents and psychiatric nurse practitioner students is available. New graduates, J1, and H1-B visa applicants are welcome to apply. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are required to have a minimum of five years of experience with child and adolescent population.

Our comprehensive benefits package also includes the following:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • A prorated 12% Spanish speaking salary language differential
  • Sixty hours of paid educational leave
  • Opportunity to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Plan
  • J1-visa waiver program sponsorship
  • 403(b) retirement contribution plan with generous employer matching
  • Fully integrated EHR, electronic prescribing and laboratory results
  • In clinic pharmacy for patients and staff
  • Excellent practice supports (appointment booking/reception, billing and authorization support, nursing and clinical support, etc.)
  • Telehealth modality as well as in person services

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae along to the recruitment committee chair: Manjola Van Alphen MD, PhD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Ambulatory Services.

c/o:  Physician Recruiter at gethired@northsuffolk.org

North Suffolk is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our ACCS Teams!  As a Registered Nurse, you’ll be a member of the Integrated Team of the Adult Community Clinical Services Program providing assessment, treatment planning and service delivery processes for persons. The R.N. is responsible for providing monitoring of the medical and psychiatric status of persons and provides consultation in these areas in addition to direct interventions and care coordination. The R.N. also provides oversight of the MAP process and may augment the MAP protocol by administering medicine that MAP certified staff can not administer. The Registered Nurse is a resource to the team and guides interventions that are health and medically related.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness and live a self-directed life.
  • Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
  • Provide clinical and medical services in timely and flexible ways that are consistent with the principles and practices of trauma informed care and person centered approaches.
  • Collaborate with persons to help them to write goals with specific action steps in order to develop effective treatment/rehabilitation recovery plans.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
  • In conjunction with the Integrated Team, work with persons served in engagement, relationship building, assessment and treatment planning, risk assessment, skill building, medication administration and education, and other skills and services.
  • In collaboration with other members of the Integrated Team, participate in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activi­ties of daily living  and family structure and relationships.
  • Participate in initial and ongoing assessment of medical and health and wellness concerns for persons on Integrated Team.
  • Lead or help in care transition coordination efforts when persons enter or are discharged from hospitals, rehab facilities and other inpatient health care settings.
  • Participate in the collaboration with Behavioral Health Community Partners, One Care, Case Managers and/or other Care Coordination Entities to improve or maintain the health status of persons served.
  • Provide oversight that MAP policies and procedures are being adhered to and participate in medication administration and intramuscular injections as prescribed and as needed.
  • Assess persons with acute changes in health status and helps formulate strategies to address findings.
  • In collaboration with persons and Team and health care providers and entities, educates persons, LARs and family members concerning medical issues and helps the relevant people make medical treatment decisions.
  • Educate Team members on medical and nursing areas that affect persons health and well being.
  • Educates persons and staff in areas of diet, nutrition, meal planning and diabetic care.
  • Carry out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, through the provision of direct support and rehabilitation services to people on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting people to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
  • Participate in providing on-call services including on evenings and weekends per on-call schedule.

What you’ll need:  

  • Education/Certifications:   Must licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Massachusetts.   Must be CPR/First Aid & MAP certified within three months of hire.
  • Experience:  Must have at least one year of experience working with individuals with mental illness.  Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
  • Other:  Must have valid Massachusetts Driver’s license and access to a vehicle to attend community visits.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities