The Adult Psychiatric Nurse (APRN) functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and contributes to the team and applies to the treatment of client’s the psychiatric and related skills acquired through the training and/or experience required for this position. S/he may provide services within one or more Wheeler Clinic program(s), and the relative concentration between and within programs may change with the needs of the Clinic.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Nursing degree and a Master of Science in Nursing plus 2 years relevant work experience. Board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as appropriate for the population served by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Credentialing Center is required. Newly licensed APRNs are welcome to apply.
Licensed Registered Nurse and licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Active DEA controlled substance registration and an active Connecticut controlled substance registration.
Part time opportunities are available in Plainville and Bristol for 16-24 hours per week. Hours/days of the week are flexible.
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts psychiatric evaluation and formulates accurate diagnoses in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Manages prescribed medication, performs mental status examinations, develops and presents clear clinical impressions and recommendations that are specific and attainable. Provides therapeutic interventions appropriate to specific problems. Develops and documents clear clinical formulations.
Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and effective modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.
Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with client, family, and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings and supervision.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.
Communicates in a professional, positive, and effective manner with all clients, families, and collaborating professionals.
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer
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