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Department: Medical Services
Schedule: Full Time
Job Details: Master's Degree
at least two years of relevant experience preferred
The 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. Certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as appropriate for the population served by theAmericanAcademyof Nurse Practitioners orAmericanNursesCredentialingCenteris required.
Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions
Credential(s) Required: Licensed Registered Nurse and licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State ofConnecticut. Active DEA controlled substance registration and an activeConnecticutcontrolled substance registration.
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
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 indentified 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.
Regulatory and Corporate Compliance Responsibilities
Understands and adheres to Wheeler Clinic’s compliance standards as they appear in the clinic’s Corporate Compliance Plan, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
Completes all training in a timely manner as required by state and federal regulations (e.g., Compliance, Fire Safety, HIPAA HITECH, Infection Control, Sexual Harassment, etc) and specific to the department and position.
Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and clinic regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.