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Per Diem Psychiatric NP for Crisis Stabilization Units

Company: Commonwealth Care Alliance
Location: Brighton
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:


The per diem CSU psychiatric nurse practioner is a self-directed specialist with advanced knowledge, skills and competence in psychiatry and its interaction with general medicine. The individual functions as the evaluator and primary provider of care for patients in the setting of crisis stabilization.

The nurse practioner is accountable to a designated physician for supervision of patient care management and prescription writing. The designated physician will be the Medical Director of Psychiatry for Commonwealth Care Alliance.


* Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills necessary to independently provide care to patients within the specialty of psychiatry

* Provides direct care to patients with complex psychiatric needs and stable medical conditions in accordance with established protocols and procedures on the crisis stabilization unit. This will include rounding on patients on a daily basis

* Demonstrates competency in managing physical health conditions within the scope of psychiatric practice, and effectively collaborate and communicate with other providers to deliver integrated clincial care

* Recommend appropriate internal/external referrals and effectively utilize available community resources; assists patients, families, and staff to do the same.

* Demonstrates concise interviewing skills and an ability to formulate psychiatric differential diagnosis.

* Demonstrates familiarity with a variety of psychiatric interventions but with a particular familiarity in the appropriate use of psychotropics.

* Demonstrates competency in documenting pertinent patient data in the medical record consistent with CCA expectations.

* Communicates and collaborates effectively with and across disciplines which includes meeting with team on a daily basis.

* Delivers care in manner consistent with the mission of Commonwealth Care Alliance.

* Utilizes quality improvement data to enhance patient care.


* Nurse Practitioner with Medical or Psychiatric specialty, Massachusetts licensure and DEA prescriptive authority.

* Suboxone prescribing privileges preferred.

* Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and educationally diverse staff and patients.

* Desire to work with people with developmental, intellectual, physical and mental disabilities.

* Mental health and crisis intervention experience including knowledge of emergency psychiatric and child protection services.

* Excellent time management and organizational skills.

* Strong communication and writing skills.

* Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and leader in a complex and fast-paced environment.

Commonwealth Care Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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