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State of Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner - Full Time - Day Shift in Boston, Massachusetts

Please note: This position is a temerary sick leave back fill. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner at the WaRM (Wellness and Recovery Medicine) Center which is part of the services provided by the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC). The selected candidate will collaborate alongside the Internist to provide routine medical care/services to MMHC clients in the Primary Care Clinic (PCC), including, but not limited to documenting patient histories, ordering, performing, and interpreting the results of diagnostic procedures and laboratory test, performing physical examinations, developing treatment and/or health maintenance programs, providing health education to assigned patients and acting as a liaison to their other health care providers. _Duties and Responsibilities (These duties are a general summary and are not all inclusive):_ * Performs physical examinations and nursing assessments of patients' physical and mental health needs to ensure proper nursing care. * Confers with physicians during patient rounds to obtain guidance and to provide and receive information on such matters as response to medication, treatment, and other patient problems. * Orders appropriate diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms, and PAP smears, etc., reporting any abnormal findings to the Internist. * Ensures that all documentation for persons served in the MMHC BWH PCC is completed in a timely fashion in accordance with DMH, standards, policies, and procedures. * Develops short- and long-term service/care plans for PCC patients based on findings, routinely reevaluating, and adjusting these plans as clinically indicated. * Refers PCC clients to appropriate consultants and/or specialists as clinically indicated. * Notifies billing or medical records departments of any changes in client insurance or demographic status. * Establishes and maintains working relationships with internal/external contacts by maintaining regular meetings and trainings. * Follows agency risk mitigation policies and procedures with respect to reporting any significant event/incident and ensures the completion of all associated required documentation. * Stays informed on current working knowledge of developments, trends, policies, and procedures in behavioral and mental health. * Maintains continuing education as necessary to continue current licensure and board certification. * Participates in policy development discussions, committees, and work groups. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of practical nursing. * Ability to relate well with staff, patients, and internal/external individuals. * Experience with the types and uses of monitoring equipment used in providing nursing care, such as telemetry units and electrocardiograms. * Experience with the types and availability of public or private community-based organizations and resources for treatment or rehabilitation of individuals with mental health. * Capacity to establish rapport and deal tactfully with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds. * Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of healthcare administration. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team and with other clinicians. * Knowledge of methods and procedures in the field of general medicine; and of principles of the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans. * Ability to recognize medical conditions and refer for appropriate care. * Capacity to provide necessary self-care and demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries and behavior. * Thoroughness, independence, and excellent written and oral communication skills. * Competence in maintaining accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; resolve problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _About the Massachusetts Mental Health Center:_ The Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) is a psychiatric facility at 74 Fenwood Road in the Longwood Medical area of Boston, Massachusetts. In its new state of the art facility, MMHC offers a vast range of community mental health services and remains one of the most successful and academic community mental health programs in the country. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _Pre-Offer Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic, or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Current and valid authorization to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Nurse Practitioner - Full Time - Day Shift Location: Massachusetts-Boston-75 Fenwood Road Requisition ID: 22000A4U