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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant

Company: North Shore Community Health
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


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Opportunity Overview

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) is an industry leader in exceptional delivery of community healthcare. We have an opening for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician's Assistant (PA). Under the supervision of the Director of Behavioral Health, the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP)/Physician's Assistant, in collaboration with the supervising psychiatrist, will provide continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages and genders. The PMHNP/Physician's Assistant will provide direct clinical service to patients, provide clinical supervision to interns and staff, be involved in quality improvement activities, other administrative activities, and help to develop programming as needed. Care may be delivered at any of NSCH locations or virtually via tele-health. As a team member at our health center, you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. A sense of humor is also very important!

The Organization

North Shore Community Health is a high performing community health organization that prides itself on being a compassionate and high performing community health center, serving its surrounding communities with comprehensive and culturally competent care.

NSCH offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, substance abuse disorder treatment, nurse care management, and insurance enrollment assistance services. NSCH has ten services sites: Gloucester, Peabody and Salem Family Health Centers; the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; and behavioral health only services at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Horace Mann School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans and as a community-based safety net healthcare provider, NSCH welcomes staff who mirror the diversity of our communities and continues on its path to furthering its commitment to being an anti-racist organization.


North Shore Community Health's mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all.


Healthy People - Vibrant Communities



We take our responsibility to ourselves, each other, and the NSCH Community very seriously. We understand our individual roles, and positions of power with respect to how others perceive our roles and actions. We hold ourselves accountable when we make mistakes-acknowledging the error, owning it, taking corrective actions, and moving forward. We follow through on what we commit or resolve to do.


Integrity is the foundation of healthy relationships. We are committed to the highest ethical standards: honesty, fairness, respectfulness, and trustworthiness. We are honorable and respectful in dealings with others, and we strive to deal honestly, fairly and in a respectful, ethical, and trustworthy manner when in agreement or disagreement.


Empathy is a deep appreciation for another's situation and point of view, which is the basis for the golden rule and our intrinsic sense of justice. We strive to bring empathy into our interactions with each other and with our patients.


We see courage as the strength of character to stand up for our convictions and belief system. To have courage is to have the fortitude to take risks and to extend one's behaviors, actions, and thoughts beyond one's comfort zone. We appreciate that courage is often required to compromise. Courage is a state of mind to face adverse, difficult, and challenging situations with confidence and positive energy.


NSCH holds its patients in the highest regard. We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient needs and values. We take the time to listen to concerns, understand what is important, and provide appropriate solutions and care. We do this through coordination and integration of care, collaboration, and teamwork.


NSCH is committed to the health and well-being of its community, patients, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment by constantly striving to align our actions with our mission, vision, and values.

EEO Statement:

We, North Shore Community Health (NSCH), are an equal employment opportunity employer. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce representative of all people, at all job levels, in the organization. We do not and will not make any personnel decisions (like recruiting, hiring, job assignments, and promotions) based on age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


  • Works as an integral member of the integrated health care team which includes careful attention to customer service, population management, appropriate delegation and participation in the quality initiatives of the health center.
  • Provides for biopsychosocial clinical evaluations, examination, and diagnosis utilizing DSM V diagnoses.
  • Collaborates with other providers involved in client care, including nursing, medical providers, behavioral health clinicians, community health workers, social agencies, hospitals, schools, etc.
  • Coordinates patient care and serves as a patient advocate.
  • Provides psychiatric and psychopharmacology consultation to members of the care team.
  • Provides psychopharmacological evaluation and management of patients
  • Provides patient and family education
  • Seeks professional continuing education to remain current in treatment practice.
  • Maintains appropriate and timely medical records on patients under care. Although the NSCHI policy in 2017 is 72 hours, the expectation is for clinically relevant records to be signed and closed within 24 hours.
  • Attends scheduled meetings
  • Performing additional duties to fulfill NSCH's mission, as assigned..
  • The physician, NP or PA will prescribe buprenorphine containing medications as needed for the safe care of patients living with opioid use disorder.

    • Master's Degree in Nursing with certification as a PMHNP or graduate of a certified Physician's Assistant program
    • Two plus years of experience working as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant preferred
    • Current licensure to practice psychiatric nursing in Massachusetts.
    • Experience in community health care.
    • Must have reliable transportation to travel between sites.
    • Preference will be given to bilingual/bicultural individuals who are Spanish or Portuguese.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with commitment to establishing a safe and respectful environment for team members.
    • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
    • High level of commitment to continuous improvement in the quest for comprehensive and quality health care.
    • Completion of NSCH required Compliance Training before the deadline.
      Please note: North Shore Community Health (NSCH) requires all employees to be maximally vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of the COVID-19 booster shot, as a condition of employment, unless a religious or medical exception is granted. All prospective employees will be required to be maximally vaccinated before the first day of employment. Proof of vaccination record must be provided with pre-hire paperwork. To request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement or if you have any questions about this mandate, please contact the Human Resources Department at

      Living on the North Shore

      With facilities in Salem, Peabody, and Gloucester, NSCH offers access to New England's Coastal charm, while being just thirty minutes outside of Boston. The North Shore is connected to the city via the Rockport Commuter Rail line, which makes stops in Salem and Gloucester. The North Shore has plenty to offer, with a rich history and thriving cultural scene.

      For Information Please Contact:

      Ella Mae Kaba

      Talent Acquisition Program Manager

      North Shore Community Health

      (857) 320-6761

Keywords: North Shore Community Health, Salem , Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant, Healthcare , Salem, Massachusetts

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