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Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Chelsea, MA

Company: Partners Healthcare
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:



The Advanced Practice Nurse (Full Time) will be a member of the MGH Chelsea Behavioral Health staff, an outpatient longitudinal clinic for general behavioral health care. This role will work with an inter-disciplinary team, including collaboration with psychology, social work, resource specialists, recovery coaches and Primary Care to provide compassionate care to those with psychopathology. Responsibilities will include evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, and management of the psychiatric disorder and co-occurring medical, and substance use disorders.


Clinical Practice

  • Provide psychiatric care and treatment to patients in a longitudinal behavioral health care clinic under the supervision of the MGH Chelsea Behavioral Health Medical Director. Will also maintain a case load of both psychiatric and psychotherapy patients.

    • Obtain psychiatric and medical history and pertinent labs and perform focused physical exams when indicated.

      • Provide patient education related to their psychiatric condition, including proper use of medication, side effects, storage, and medical issues that may be of concern

        • Follow-ups and maintain ongoing contact with the patient (in-person or video or phone), until the patient is stabilized.

          • Maintain regular contact with physician to discuss patient outcomes or other clinical concerns

            • Remain available to patients for questions related to their treatment and consult with physician as necessary

              • Assess, diagnose and treat complex, acute, and chronically ill patients for urgent conditions related to psychiatric and/or substance use disorder and associated medical conditions.

                • Perform medically delegated aspects of patient care according to practice guidelines and under the supervision of the collaborating physician.

                  • Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision -making

                    • Provide expert consultation to other nursing, physician and hospital staff in order to maximize the opportunity to provide the most appropriate treatment.

                      • Engage with and treat patients in all stages of readiness.

                        • Serve as a patient and family advocate, and facilitate ethical and patient-centered decision making

                          • Attend and contribute to patient care rounds


                            • Apply new technology, nursing theories, evidence-based research findings and experiential knowledge to support nursing practice. Promote independent professional nursing practice in the staff nurse group in collaboration with team members, managers and clinical leadership.

                              • Participate in activities that promote the education of health care professionals including presenting and publishing when applicable, as opportunity arises.

                                • Facilitate the educational experience of psychiatry residents, nurse practitioner students, psychology and social work interns working in MGH Chelsea Behavioral Health.

                                  • Collaborate with Advanced Practice Nursing Training Institutions and Assume Preceptor role for advanced practice nurses with interest in general psychiatric treatment.

                                    Research/Research Utilization

                                    • Participate in and support research activities that will positively influence patient care and patient care outcomes.

                                      • Participate in and facilitate quality assurance and performance improvement activities for evaluation of structure, process, and outcome criteria as it relates to clinical practice.

                                        • Maintain familiarity with current trends in health care and their implications related to the treatment of psychiatric illness. (This includes: appropriate pharmacologic and non -pharmacologic treatment modalities).

                                          Clinical Leadership

                                          • Integrate systems thinking, ethical reasoning, and problem solving in identifying interventions that facilitate quality, cost-effective patient care outcomes.

                                            • Facilitate patient movement through the system and efficient use of resources through interdepartmental collaboration.

                                              • Analyze clinical and non-clinical variables to anticipate patient care needs and predict responses.

                                                • Negotiate conflict to promote collaboration.

                                                  Professional Development

                                                  • Engage in self-performance appraisal on an annual basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional and practice development.

                                                    • Identify individual learning needs and goals and develop a plan to meet them.

                                                      • Maintain clinical knowledge and skills based upon current nursing and health care practices.

                                                        • Maintain membership in professional nursing organizations.

                                                          • Maintain the standards and educational requirements specific to the nurse practitioner role and licensure.

                                                            • Maintain and update clinical knowledge and skills based on current health care practice/research.

                                                              SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

                                                              Relying on advanced training in psychodynamics, pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, treatment intervention, addiction management, harm reduction, and relapse prevention, the APRN provides an assessment and assistance with establishing comprehensive plans that address a broad range of concerns for the patient with substance use disorder:

                                                              1) Complete biopsychosocial and psychopharmacological evaluation

                                                              2) Develop treatment plans based on assessments and provide appropriate treatment

                                                              3) Maintain working relationship with patient and/or family while maintaining appropriate professional boundarie

                                                              4) Maintain effective working relationships with collaborative leadership teams and interdisciplinary health care teams and appropriate community provider

                                                              5) Document in the medical record according to departmental policies and procedure

                                                              A qualified candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and organizational skills.

                                                              WORKING CONDITIONS:

                                                              Provision of episodic, consultative, and recurring care to the adult patients (including geriatric with substance use disorder) in the outpatient Bridge Clinic.

                                                              Patients will be seen at the MGH Chelsea Health Center or remotely using hospital provided secured platform.


                                                              LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):

                                                              Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Maintain DEA and Mass Controlled Substances Licensing.

                                                              Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) (preferred).

                                                              Current federal and state-controlled substance certification/registration or eligibility.


                                                              Master's degree in nursing


                                                              Previous advanced practice experience preferred.

                                                              Previous inpatient or outpatient nursing experience preferred.

                                                              EEO Statement

                                                              Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare, Chelsea , Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Chelsea, MA, Healthcare , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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