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Psychiatric Registered Nurse

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • Boston, MA

NSMHA is seeking an excellent and experienced Psychiatric Registered Nurse (PRN) for our newly established Psychiatric and Medical Care Integration (PMCI) program at our Freedom Trail Clinic (FTC). The PRN will play a key role in the PMIC program while being a valued member if a multidisciplinary team. In this role the PRN will provide a broad range of clinical care coordination services for patients with mental illness, and will act as the primary liaison between the patient, the psychiatric and clinical team, the patient’s primary care provider and other medical providers, the pharmacy and other service providers. The PRN supervises the patient’s enrollment into the PMCI program, including initial evaluations and documentation, taking vitals and enter laboratory test orders, discuss test results with ordering provider, coordinate medical records exchange and overall medical care follow-up and communication with other medical providers. In addition the PRN will provide patient education about various topics including metabolic syndrome, smoking cessation, routine vaccinations and cancer screening and prevention recommendations. The PRN will report directly to the CMHC Project Director, and NSMHA’s Chief Medical Officer.

Our comprehensive benefits package also includes the following:

  • Competitive salary and generous benefits package
  • 403(b) retirement contribution plan with generous employer matching
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Plan eligible employer
  • 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

Education/Qualifications: Registered Nurse with current Massachusetts license to practice required; bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred. Experience in psychiatric, inpatient or outpatient community mental health setting or community health center (primary care) preferred. Experience and knowledge of psychopharmacology, including administration of LAI antipsychotics and clozapine preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of rehabilitative approaches to the treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and of substance use disorders and treatment approaches. Knowledge of evidence-based practices. Strong communication and liaison skills. Maintain confidentiality of all client information. Crisis prevention/intervention skills. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in providing clinic-based services. Understanding of person-centered, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed approach to treatment. Ability to work independently. Strong time management skills. Maintain a professional relationship with staff.

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:  NSMHA Recruiter at gethired@northsuffolk.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Tagged as: Adults, Mental Health, Outpatient, RN

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