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Psychiatric Addiction Nurse Practitioner

Lowell, MA


Hiring Company

Lowell General Hospital

Positions Available

Part Time

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Position Description

Circle Health is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the growing clinical team in our Emergency Department Behavioral Health Unit. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about providing exemplary care, restoring hope, and inspiring our patients and their families to live healthier, fuller lives.

Primary responsibilities will include psychiatric assessment and medication management for children, adolescents, and adults with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges.

Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited nursing program.
Licensed in the Commonwealth of MA as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PSMH-BC) or licensure as a Physician Assistant
Current MSCR and DEA registrations, or eligibility for them at time of hire
Unrestricted eligible for credentialing and privileging with Medicare and other third party pay sources
Ability to treat patients of various ages and clinical presentations, including pediatric and geriatric populations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Outstanding organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal, or urgent situations.
Experience and skill working as part of a collaborative team
Acceptable criminal background check.

Three or more years of experience in the outpatient behavioral health setting
High level proficiency with electronic medical record and e-prescribing workflows.
Full time candidates are preferred, but part time arrangements may be negotiable.


Performs a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes evaluation of mental status, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self-harm behavior, substance use, level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, sexual behaviors, and social and developmental history.


Develops a treatment plan for mental health problems and psychiatric disorders based on biopsychosocial theories, evidence-based standards of care, and practice guidelines.

Makes appropriate referrals to other health care professionals and community resources for individuals and families.

Ensures patient safety through the appropriate prescription and management of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.


Identifies, measures, and monitors clinical and related behavioral outcomes to determine the effectiveness and appropriateness of the plan of care.


Manages psychiatric emergencies by determining the level of risk and initiating and coordinating effective emergency care.


Evaluates potential abuse, neglect, and risk of danger to self and others, such as suicide, homicide, and other self-injurious behaviors, and assist patients and families in security the least restrictive environment for ensuring safety

Orders and interprets findings of relevant diagnostic and laboratory tests.

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