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Nurse Specialist-Clin Psych

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
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Full Time
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Nurse Specialist-Clin Psych

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the Director of Mental Health, working under the supervision of a psychiatrist, | Serves as a primary mental 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 Mental Health and Medical clinicians and other staff as designated by the Director of Mental 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 mental 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. | Must work exceptionally well with students identifying as BIPOC, LGBTQ students, international students, and other under-represented students and communities on campus. | Must have a sophisticated understanding of how intersectionality, privilege, and socioeconomic status relate to the mental health of a global student community. | 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.

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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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