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Community Healthlink Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in worcester, Massachusetts

Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Advanced Practice RN in Worcester.

The Certified Community Behavioral Health Center initiative within Community Healthlink is an agency-wide initiative to increase access to the full range of community behavioral health services and to improve the behavioral health and quality of life of the population of focus in Worcester and Leominster, MA through the certification of CHL as a CCBHC and the expansion of our community behavioral health clinic services that align with both CCBHC certification and the needs of our community.

The APRN meets with clients for the purpose of medication evaluation, assessment and treatment planning. They consult with other members of the client’s treatment team; primary care, behavioral health clinician and outside providers such as DMH.

This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join an expanding team that’s passionate and dedicated to providing quality integrated, therapeutic interventions within a supportive and energetic work environment.


Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (active upon starting)

Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

CEU benefits

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement

Flexible hours

Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements

  • The Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is responsible for providing psychiatric services to patients of the community behavioral health center to which she/he is assigned.

  • Complete psychiatric assessments, medication consultations, and follow-up services consistent with the advanced practice agreement with the supervising M.D.

  • Provides each patient, in collaboration with the clinical team, a comprehensive assessment, diagnostic formulation, problem list, treatment plan, and ongoing patient care, further evaluation, consultation and collaboration as necessary to address the safety and treatment needs

  • Provides medication assisted treatment to individuals with an opioid addiction

  • Works collaboratively as a member of patient-centered treatment teams

  • Works collaboratively as a member of the Adult Outpatient clinic's multi-disciplinary open access teams to coordinate the delivery of appropriate clinical and medical services

  • Maintains all documentation for services provided, with review of information from other providers in the EMR

  • Works in the Adult Outpatient Services clinics in Worcester, Leominster, and Fitchburg

  • Regularly attend required program meetings

  • Prepare and maintain confidential client documentation, service records, staff activity logs (SALS)

  • Demonstrated knowledge base of adults with severe and persistent mental illness, chronic substance use conditions, and medical conditions

  • Demonstrated current knowledge of psychiatric medications

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Ability to accurately assess client's presenting concerns

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients, peers, and other professionals

  • Timely and accurate documentation skills

  • Prepare and maintain confidential client documentation.

  • Attend or participate in relevant trainings.

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors

  • Licensure as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

  • Current DPH and DEA certificates

  • Active X Waiver or on track to obtain a waiver

  • Experience working with the population of focus (individuals with serious and persistent mental health disorders, individuals with substance use disorders, individuals with co-occurring disorders

  • Current knowledge of the population of focus and current medications

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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