PSYCHIATRIC CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST

Brighton, Massachusetts 02135

17-11-2016

  • Part time
  • $$50.00 - $55.00/per hour

Job Description

Charles River Community Health is an outstanding practice providing medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, and vision services to diverse underserved communities in Allston, Brighton, Waltham & surrounding areas.  The Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist works as integral team member within a dynamic multidisciplinary team to provide direct psycho-diagnostic, psychotherapeutic treatments, psychopharmacological evaluation management to existing clients of the Health Center. Actively collaborates in the formulation of the Health Center’s clinical protocols, policies and procedures. Provides psychiatric consultation, guidance and support to medical, dental and behavioral health providers as well as community health providers when appropriate.  Participates and collaborates on multidisciplinary case conferences for assigned clients.

Responsibilities:
1.Evaluates and treats patients (including walk-ins), provides psychiatric assessment/care, case management, and health education services; prescribes medications as indicated in clinical protocols; assesses psychological impact of illness and treats appropriately; refers patients for evaluation and treatment.
2.Provides consultation to nurses to triage patients who call or walk-in to the Health Center.
3.In conjunction with the Medical Director and Triage Nurses, is responsible for proper storage and dispensing of medications, including monitoring the quality of same.
4.Maintains continuity of care when Health Center patients utilize other health care facilities, i.e. referrals, emergency room services, hospital outpatient departments, specialty clinics and inpatient services.
5.Refers patients for specialty services, in consultation with M.D., provides documentation according to Health Center policies, procedures and follows up on results.
6.Participates in on-site and off-site continuing education programs and ensures training to maintain license and meet the evolving clinical needs of the community and Health Center clients.
7.Works with other staff on planning, development and evaluation of new programs, initiatives and clinical policies.
8.Participates in staff meetings, including quality assurance and medical audit activities, in keeping with Health Center procedures.
9.Participates in clinical staff development activities.
10.Participates in annual performance evaluations for self, as well as providing input in peer review activities.
11.Works collaboratively with other Health Center staff in meeting accreditation and other regulatory and/or funding requirements.
12.Educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans.
13.Monitor patients’ medication usage and results.
14.Provide routine physical health screenings to detect or monitor health related problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
15.Monitoring of recommended labs.
16.Performs other related duties as required.

HOURS:   Part-Time 16 hours; non-benefits eligible position. This position will involve travel between two locations.

Qualifications:
1.Graduate of Masters of Science in Nursing program
2.Massachusetts Board certification in Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialty
3.Massachusetts certification in Expanded Role from Board of Registration in Nursing.
4.Massachusetts Nursing License
5.Prior ambulatory experience preferred.
6.Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.
7.Experience in diverse culture preferred.

About Charles River Community Health

Charles River Community Health is an outstanding practice providing medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, and vision services to diverse underserved communities in Allston, Brighton, Waltham & surrounding areas.  This is an exciting, fast paced practice with a strong mission and commitment to quality care.
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Charles River Community Health

Brighton, MA, United States

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