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Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist

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Company: Community Healthlink

Location: Worcester, MA

Date Posted: July 24, 2014

Source: Community Healthlink

**Community Healthlink (CHL)**has been a major provider of behavioral health services to children/youth and their families in the Worcester area for nearly 90 years. At present our Children’s Services are going through a period of expansion. We are seeking a **Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist**either full or part time to join a varied and dynamic team to provide psychiatric services to youth in outpatient, acute residential, and inpatient adolescent detox/stabilization services. This position provides excellent supervision and benefits. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team in a variety of levels of care.

CHL’s Children’s Services Department provides outpatient services to a diverse population of clients throughout Worcester County. In addition CHL provides intensive home-based services, Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention services and hospital diversion (CBAT) services to children and youth. Finally, CHL offers an inpatient level of care that provides stabilization ...

**Community Healthlink (CHL)**has been a major provider of behavioral health services to children/youth and their families in the Worcester area for nearly 90 years. At present our Children’s Services are going through a period of expansion. We are seeking a **Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist**either full or part time to join a varied and dynamic team to provide psychiatric services to youth in outpatient, acute residential, and inpatient adolescent detox/stabilization services. This position provides excellent supervision and benefits. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team in a variety of levels of care.

CHL’s Children’s Services Department provides outpatient services to a diverse population of clients throughout Worcester County. In addition CHL provides intensive home-based services, Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention services and hospital diversion (CBAT) services to children and youth. Finally, CHL offers an inpatient level of care that provides stabilization services to youth with substance abuse problems/dependency.

CHL’s Children’s Services are youth guided and family-driven, focusing on strengths. CHL takes pride in staffing all programs with dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams of service providers.

As a member of a multidisciplinary team that provides behavioral health services to children and youth, the Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

* Psychiatric assessment of children, including medication assessments and prescribing.

* Consultation to the clinical team regarding psychiatric symptoms and interaction between psychiatric symptoms and withdrawal symptoms.

* Provision of training to staff on an as needed basis.

* Documentation of clinical work.

* Some weekend hours required.

* Graduate degree from an accredited school of advanced practice psychiatric nursing.

* Licensed and certified to practice as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner with appropriate prescribing credentials in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

* Experience working with adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

Community Healthlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

**If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.**

*Date:* 2012-11-07

*Country:* US

*State:* MA

*City:* Worcester

*Postal Code:* 01604

*Category:* Nursing

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