Under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director of the BH site and with administrative oversight by the Program Director, the Psychiatric APRN/PA is responsible for providing reasonable and prudent psychiatric/medical care. Practices appropriate medication management and uses sound clinical judgment based on best practice standards. Conducts psychiatric evaluations, monitors medication, and contributes to differential diagnosis/treatment planning. May carry a therapy caseload as directed. Functions as part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team. Participates in chart review/peer review.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Educates patients on preventive behavioral/medical health care and chronic disease management and refers to appropriate resources or agencies
- Practices appropriate follow-up care, outreach to special needs patients. Retrieves labs, diagnostic imaging and other consultation reports as indicated
- Documents in timely and legible manner consistent with State, Federal and accreditation guidelines
- Participates in protocol/policy/procedure development and revision in collaboration with Medical Director and Program Director of the site(s)
- Provides supervision, guidance/consultation for staff as needed and directed by Medical or Program Director of the site(s)
- Performs all other related duties as required
- Candidate must have a Master’s of Science in Nursing from an accredited program and certified by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist PMH-CNS and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMH-NP).
- Must be Board certified or eligible.
- Connecticut licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. CPR certification required.
- Knowledge and competency regarding diagnosis, assessment and treatment of behavioral health services.
- Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
- Ability to generate high levels of client satisfaction.
- Ability to work with interdisciplinary team.
- Knowledge and skills related to individual, group and family system dynamics. Must demonstrate cultural competence.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal to high volumes of stress.
Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an occasional basis.
CS-HHC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.