Nurse Practitioner – Clinical Specialist II (APRN) Adult Outpatient Psychiatry/Psychiatric Emergency Services

    Nurse Practitioner – Clinical Specialist II (APRN) Adult Outpatient Psychiatry/Psychiatric Emergency Services


    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a well-respected, nationally recognized and award-winning public healthcare system is seeking a part time Clinical Specialist II (APRN) to join our Adult Outpatient Psychiatry service and Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). 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.

    This position is split between the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department, located in Cambridge, and the Psychiatric Emergency Services, located at the CHA Everett Hospital.

    Under the general direction of the Medical Director, and within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner performs a variety of duties designed to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, and the community in general.

    • 16 Hours/week; (8 hrs/week outpatient, 8 hrs/week PES), Various Shifts, MNA Cambridge Union
    • Provide evaluations and treatment for an assigned caseload of clients providing a range of psychosocial care.
    • 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 a minimum of 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.