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Nurse Specialist, Clinical Psychiatry

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Nurse Specialist, Clinical Psychiatry
Requisition Number STFR004389
Division/College University Health and Counseling
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 12
Posting Date 02/27/2018

Reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health, working under the supervision of a psychiatrist,

• Serves as a primary behavioral health provider to perform psychiatric evaluations, triage emergencies and provide follow-up care and referral to community clinicians as per departmental service model.
• Provides psychopharmacological evaluation and management, including prescription of psychotropic medications under established protocol guidelines.
• Provides clinical consultation to UHCS Behavioral Health and Medical clinicians and other staff as designated by the Director of Behavioral Health, in accordance with best practices.
• Performs as a liaison to the University community.
• May participate in providing direct training and/or in-service education.
• Performs scheduled and walk-in assessments, as well follow-up visits.

This is a 35 hours/week, benefits-eligible position. Work schedule to be determined, but will include occasionally rotating in a weekly on-call schedule with overnight phone availability. Schedule includes evening and occasional Saturday hours.


• Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing,
• Current Commonwealth of Massachusetts license as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with current authorization by the Board to engage in advanced practice nursing activities, including prescriptive practice for psychotropic medications, and ability to perform comprehensive behavioral health assessments and treatment plans.
• Certified as either Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult or Family), or Adult Psychiatric– Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
• Minimum of 12 months experience as a prescribing psychiatric nurse clinician.
• Active Federal DEA and Massachusetts MCSR certificates.
• Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success interacting with patients and staff with tact, discretion, and sensitivity in a highly diverse patient and staff setting.
• Ability to make safe and appropriate triage, walk-in and urgent visit assessments, formulate safety and
follow-up plans and make safe and appropriate referral for ongoing community treatment.
• Ability to work collaboratively within the clinical and administrative policies and procedures of a university
health center setting, and with all health center and academic support staff, community-based hospitals and health care providers.

Additional Information

This position requires a criminal background check.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

Posting Specific Questions

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