- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is directly responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of persons served with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.
- The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner coordinates care with persons served integrated clinical care team, VOAMASS programs, and external providers to ensure that supportive therapy and proper medication prescribing is being done.
- The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner prescribes prescription medication, monitors symptoms, and identifies progress made.
- Supervision is completed with the Medical Director and other peer PMHNP’s.
- The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner also serves on the multidisciplinary team to discuss complex cases and review records of persons served.
- Provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals with mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring disorders.
- Conducts psychiatric and addiction assessments, which include: mental status evaluation, current functioning, medical health screenings, current medication and prior medication history, diagnostic evaluations and treatment planning.
- Provides prescribing practice for prescription of medication (psychiatric and addiction medicine), and monitoring of symptoms related to the use of medication as assigned and supervised by the Medical Director.
- Serves as part of the 24/7 mobile crisis team to ensure that persons served are being provided psychopharmacology and addiction medicine services with a no four walls approach, when need for stability is indicated.
- May intervene in emergency or crisis situations according to 24/7 mobile crisis protocol.
- Serves as part of the ACT/IDDT team to ensure that persons served enrolled in the ACT/IDDT are obtaining immediate access to psychopharmacology and addiction medicine services, receiving stabilization services, and continued monitoring for acute symptomology.
- May intervene in emergency or crisis situations according to ACT/IDDT team protocol.
- Serves as part of the integrated services care team and multidisciplinary review team to enhance persons served experiences and maintain agency compliance with state regulations and mental health professional standards.
- Provides consultation and training to clinical staff as member of the integrated service team.
- Maintains records according to VOAMASS Policies and Procedures, completing all documentation and billing in a timely manner.
EFFECTS ON END RESULT:
- Meets or exceeds quality standards of care for psychiatric and addiction services for persons served with mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring disorders.
- Increase access to psychopharmacology and addiction medicine services through open access ‘no wrong door’, 24/7 mobile crisis, and ACT/IDDT models of care.
- Treat and stabilize persons served to increase completion of treatment goals and decrease utilization of higher level of care services.
- A Master’s Degree in nursing with specialty nursing certification as a ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Buprenorphine waiver practitioner preferred, but must being will work towards becoming waivered within the first four months of employment.
- A current license as a nurse practitioner in the state of Massachusetts.
- Must have experience in treating individuals who are receiving treatment for mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders.