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Part Time Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: VOA
Location: Quincy
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


The Opportunity: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health Services

Who We Are -- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start. At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person.

What We Do -- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housing.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is directly responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of persons served with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. The PMHNP coordinates care with persons served integrated clinical care team, VOAMASS programs, and external providers to ensure that supportive therapy and proper medication prescribing is being done. All in addition to working with an incredibly talented multi-disciplinary team at VOAMASS to discuss complex cases and review records of persons served.

This role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. You'll bring the following qualifications:
A Master's Degree in Nursing
Nursing Certification as an ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts.
A current license as a nurse practitioner in the state of Massachusetts.
Buprenorphine waiver practitioner preferred but must be will work towards becoming waivered within the first four months of employment.
Must have experience in treating individuals who are receiving treatment for mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring disorders.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals with mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring disorders.
2. Conducts psychiatric and addiction assessments, which include: mental status evaluation, current functioning, medical health screenings, current medication, and prior medication history, diagnostic evaluations, and treatment planning.
3. Provides prescribing practice for prescription of medication (psychiatric and addiction medicine) and monitoring of symptoms related to the use of medication as assigned and supervised by the Medical Director.
4. Serves as part of the 24/7 mobile crisis team to ensure that persons served are being provided psychopharmacology and addiction medicine services with a no four walls approach, when the need for stability is indicated. May intervene in emergency or crisis situations according to 24/7 mobile crisis protocol.
5. Serves as part of the ACT/IDDT team to ensure that persons served enrolled in the ACT/IDDT are obtaining immediate access to psychopharmacology and addiction medicine services, receiving stabilization services, and continued monitoring for acute symptomology. May intervene in emergency or crisis situations according to ACT/IDDT team protocol.
6. Serves as part of the integrated services care team and multidisciplinary review team to enhance persons served experiences and maintain agency compliance with state regulations and mental health professional standards. Provides consultation and training to clinical staff as member of the integrated service team.
7. Maintains records according to VOAMASS Policies and Procedures, completing all documentation and billing in a timely manner.

Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960's to leading today in the field of mental health programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges.

VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

For full-time employees, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance
Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account
Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability
403(b) matching retirement plans
Tuition Remission Programs
Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
Fitness/Wellness reimbursement
Employee Discount Program
Pet Insurance
Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)
Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits
13 Paid Holidays
Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap
Transparency in Coverage Information is available from BCBCMA via https://Transparency-in-coverage.bluecrossma.com to get accurate, real-time estimates of cost-sharing liability for health care and services from different providers

Vaccination Policy:
In accordance with VOAMASS' duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Keywords: VOA, Quincy , Part Time Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Quincy, Massachusetts

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