Nurse Practitioner – Clinical Specialist II (APRN) Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry

    Nurse Practitioner – Clinical Specialist II (APRN) Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry


    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a well-respected, nationally recognized and award-winning public healthcare system is seeking a Clinical Specialist II (APRN) to join our Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry service. CHA is comprised of three Hospital campuses and an integrated network of both primary and specialty outpatient care practices in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s Metro North Region, with a fully integrated electronic medical record system (EPIC). The CHA Department of Psychiatry is recognized as a leader in patient care, teaching and research.

    The Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry Department offers expert counseling and therapy for adults 60 and older. Providing quality mental health care in coordination with other community services.. This is an opportunity to join a multidisciplinary mix of talented clinicians, affiliated with a Harvard Medical School teaching institution, working in a system committed to caring for minorities and other disadvantaged patients presenting with a cross section of Mental Illness.

    • 36 Hours/week; Days/Evenings, MNA Cambridge Union
    • Collaborates with Geriatric and Mental Health & Addictions service line around effective use of staff resources..
    • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team and program leadership
    • Facilitate clinical coordination of admissions, transfers, and discharges to ensure a smooth patient flow.
    • Demonstrate an on-going awareness of and participation in the Quality Improvement Program.
    • Initiates and collaborates with unit colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical standards.
    • Assess medication needs of selected patients and prescribes medication according to established practice guidelines.
    • Administer medication according to nursing policy and procedure
    • Collaborate with medical director in coordination and provision of psychopharmacologic treatment and consult with Geriatric Service and Mental Health staff around treatment, including psychoactive medications.
    • Provide mental health consultation to staff of area nursing homes, homes, clinics, and or community caregivers. Organize and participate in case conferences as needed
    • Maintains current Basic Life Support “C” Certification. Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing by the American Nursing Association.

    Ideal Candidates will have 2 years of experience in the advanced practice role and must be a graduate of an accredited National League of Nursing graduate school of nursing. Master’s degree (Nursing preferred) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing or relevant clinical area. Current Massachusetts licensure is required authorizing practice in an expanded role as a Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist and authorization including prescriptive authority.

    In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.