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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Outpatient Child and Adolescent Services

Brookline, MA

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The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health

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Full Time

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Position Description

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner –  Outpatient Child and Adolescent Services

The Brookline Center seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with strong and flexible clinical skills in caring for children and adolescents who is enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary, community outpatient setting. The position includes evaluations, ongoing psychopharmacology services, and psychotherapy in our newly renovated outpatient offices in Brookline and Boston MA and well as remotely using telehealth.

The Center believes that medication management is a vital service in partnership with outpatient therapy and community supports for clients with all levels of need. The Center offers 30-minute medication management appointments to clients concurrently enrolled in outpatient therapy. In addition, the Center offers a robust continuing education program, dedicated time for multidisciplinary collaboration, and strong community partnerships to support the Center’s clinicians and clients.

About the Center

The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health is a leading provider of mental health care and social services for adults and children. The Brookline Center has long played an important role in expanding access to mental health care in our community and never has this been truer than in response to the dire need for care arising from the COVID pandemic.

Beyond our provision of high quality, affordable outpatient care, the Brookline Center creates and operates nationally recognized, innovative mental health programs through partnerships with schools, community agencies, and healthcare providers in Greater Boston, across Massachusetts and, increasingly, nationwide. In response to the ongoing crisis in mental health care access, the Center is poised for significant strategic growth in the coming years. For those with a passion for mental health, it's an exciting time to join our team.

We are actively interested in ensuring that the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health represents a range of experiences and backgrounds. Qualified candidates with diverse racial, cultural, multilingual, religious, class, and/or gender background, and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assess patients' medical, behavioral, and psychological needs and conditions, including, but not limited to diagnostic assessments.
  • Prescribe and monitor psychotropic medications in collaboration with Center psychiatric staff,
  • Provide psycho-education, counseling, health promotion and preventive services.
  • Communicate as appropriate with patients’ relatives, collateral contacts, and fellow professionals in the community to develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Provide physical health screening and primary health care monitoring (e.g. weight, blood pressure).
  • Provide clinical consultation to peers and other health care professionals.
  • Provide clear and thorough documentation in accordance with the Center’s policies.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited educational institution is required
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (PMHNP) certification is required
  • Hold a valid DEA
  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in good standing
  • At least one-year post-degree inpatient and/or outpatient psychiatric nursing experience required
  • Experience treating children/adolescents is highly desirable
  • Strong clinical and communication skills
  • Ability to document in an electronic medical record system
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving in community setting and working with historically underserved populations

Hours and Location:

The position is based in our newly renovated outpatient offices in Brookline. The position is 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday and includes one evening until 8 PM), of which a minimum 65% will be direct patient care.

Reimbursement and Benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Brookline Center offers a supportive and stimulating work environment; professional growth opportunities; and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, pre-tax savings and retirement plans, and generous paid time off.

Equal employment opportunity

The Brookline Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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