Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Job Tracking ID: 512937-732225
  • Job Location: Fall River, MA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

SSTAR's Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or PCNS works with clinical staff to assess and treat mental health diagnoses for inpatient and outpatient health center clients of SSTAR.

  1. Evaluate patients by collecting a comprehensive multidimensional psychiatric assessment of each client, which includes mental status, current functioning, medication history, treatment history allergies, drug/alcohol use and medical problems.
  2. Obtain medical evaluation by a primary care medical doctor when client’s clinical symptoms require PCP assessment.
  3. Enters data and maintain integrity of mental records.
  4. Initiate treatment and follow clients receiving psychotropic drug therapy base don their own clinical judgment in the context of an ongoing relationship with a collaborating psychiatrist and within his/her own area of expertise.
  5. Referrals made to psychiatrist when appropriate.
  6. Other duties as assigned.


Experience and Skills:

  1. Board certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
  2. Massachusetts’s licensure to practice in the expanded nursing role.
  3. Possess or obtain prescription privileges in Massachusetts.
  4. Valid DEA and Mass Controlled Certificates.
  5. Experience working with mental health and addiction issues.
  6. Direct care positions in addiction programs require two years of continuous sobriety for individuals in recovery

Job Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous Accrual time off policy, 403B from Mutual of America, Company paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance, Pet Insurance and more.