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Elements Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric in Worcester, Massachusetts

JOB SUMMARY The Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care, including the reporting of observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, responds to patient emergencies and ensures overall high standards for patient care. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES * Coordinates with attending physicians to ensure all admission orders are addressed and appropriate ancillary assessments and services are provided. * Completes documentation timely and accurately, including, transcription of orders, medication logs, discharge paperwork, and status of patient treatment plans. * Properly reviews and maintains documentation and management of medications. * Development and implementation of quality assurance for infection control, nursing, pharmaceutical, ancillary, and laboratory services * Attendance and participation in terms of treatment planning conferences and professional staff meetings * Orientation and training of staff regarding pharmaceutical and physical health services, infection control, and CPR & First Aid instruction * Maintains are required for training, education and practical experience for state standards, certifications and licensing. JOB QUALIFICATIONS * Current and valid state license as Nurse Practitioner. * A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with patients in the in a mental health or psychiatric environment. * Excellent communication skills * Ability to collaborate with all physicians and staff. * A thorough understanding of documentation and the ability to complete all documentation accurately and timely. * Two years' work experience in the field of Chemical Dependency is preferred. * CPR/First Aid Certification is required for this position. If not CPR/First Aid certified at time of hire, certification must be obtained within the state mandated time frame after first day of employment. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled