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VN1273
Psych NP
Springfield
Spanish Preferred
Organization Overview
 
Commonwealth Care Alliance is a rapidly growing nonprofit organization providing integrated health care and social support services to people with complex medical needs. Our patients are seniors and persons with disabilities covered under Medicaid or both Medicaid and Medicare. Our innovative care model is nationally recognized for its effectiveness in improving health outcomes for these vulnerable populations.
 
Our unique care model is empowering for our employees as well as our members. Whether you are a clinical or administrative professional, all of us at Commonwealth Care Alliance receive the satisfaction of knowing our work truly makes a difference. We enjoy a company culture of passionate advocacy in a supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and learning, competitive salaries, and a generous and comprehensive benefit package.
 
Position Summary
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides consultation and support to the clinical team regarding mental health/substance abuse diagnosis and treatment, psychopharmacology consultation and education. When appropriate, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides mental health and addiction treatment at the request of the primary care provider. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner coordinates mental health/addiction treatment services in accordance with the treatment plan, and works collaboratively with the clinical team to manage or co-manages complex mental health cases. The nurse practitioner is accountable to a designated physician for supervision of patient care management and prescription writing. The designated physician will be the Chief of Psychiatry for Commonwealth Care Alliance.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Assess and triage the mental and behavioral health concerns of enrollees and families, in consultation with the primary care provider.
  • Provide Bridge prescribing when appropriate and necessary
  • Facilitate behavioral health services for patients and families, including individual and family support, psychopharmacology assessments, medication monitoring and management, behavioral assessments and monitoring, education regarding medication, side effects and behavioral health resources.
  • Collaborate/consult with pre-existing psychiatric providers for management of clients.
  • Ensure accurate diagnostic coding.
  • Participate in quality improvement studies.
  • Facilitate referrals to existing behavioral health and social service providers, and facilitate care coordination when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the Behavioral Health Team in organizing and/or leading team meetings that review mental illness, social services, medication management, and other such topics relevant to direct patient care.
  • Contribute to care plan of clients.
  • Participate in ongoing staff development trainings to maintain and improve personal knowledge base.
  • Provide education to primary care providers on psychopharmacology and diagnosis of mental health issues
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and case reviews.
  • Takes call for behavioral health issues.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
  • Participate in group supervision on BH team, ongoing consultation, support and education to ICT
     
Education Requirements
  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Nurse Practitioner with Psychiatric specialty with Massachusetts licensure and DEA prescriptive authority
 
Experience Requirements
  • 0-2 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Professional and clinical experience in the areas of mental health, counseling, and substance use preferred.
  • Minimum one year of mental health experience required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole fluency strongly 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.
  • Creativity, flexibility, sound judgment, and the ability to take initiative.
  • 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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