Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant
Company: North Shore Community Health
Posted on: September 21, 2022
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!
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
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
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
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
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
- 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,
- 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
- Provides patient and family education
- Seeks professional continuing education to remain current in
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with commitment
to establishing a safe and respectful environment for team
- 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
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
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