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Gandara Center Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner-Part Time in Springfield, Massachusetts

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (APRN) ** Candidate must be licensed in Massachusetts, position is on-site & temporary COVID-19 accommodations are being made ** The Gandara Center Outpatient and Recovery Services Division is seeking a full time or part time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (APRN) to work in our Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, located in Springfield, MA. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (APRN), Duties and Responsibilities: Provides services per agency policies and procedures under the direction and supervision of the agency Medical Director. Provides behavioral health assessment and treatment, including medication evaluation and management for psychiatric and substance use disorders in an ambulatory setting. Monitors medication effects and side effects and medication reconciliation. Orders appropriate diagnostic tests and labs, and ensures that tasks, labs, diagnostics have been reviewed and addressed as needed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. Communicate changes in client treatment planning, medical needs and service needs to all staff involved in the provision of core services to clients. Makes collateral contacts with clients' natural support network; with other team members in-house; with other professionals/providers/agencies and in-patient treatment settings. Collaborates with the team to arrange for admission to other levels of care or referrals to other services. Additional duties as required. Required Skills Qualifications/Job Requisites: Master's Degree in Nursing from recognized school of nursing Current unrestricted licensure as a Nurse Practitioner/APRN in the State of Massachusetts, Controlled Substance License, and DEA license. Candidate should be computer/EMR/e-prescribing proficient. Should be able to pass background check, have a general knowledge of third party payer clinical guidelines and standards of care. *Telehealth opportunity: If Licensed in Massachusetts, remote work flexibility available during COVID-19! Benefits Health, 30 hours Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance 32 hours

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