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The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for:
Providing psychiatric care to pediatric patients on our Inpatient Psychiatry Service (IPS)- a 12-bed inpatient unit for patients aged 8-17 admitted for episodes of acute psychiatric illness, utilizing a medical-psychiatric model of care and treats patients with severe psychiatric disorders and co-morbid medical conditions through a multidisciplinary team approach.
Coordinates, orders and delivers psychiatric care for patients and their families, under the supervision of the IPS Medical Director or designated Psychiatry Attending, and in close collaboration with the Nurse Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurses, Clinicians, & Dietician. Modalities include psychopharmacology, psychoeducation, brief crisis individual and family interventions, and discharge management.
Facilitating psychiatric care with daily rounding on patients, performing mental status evaluations, developing diagnostic formulations, prescribing and evaluating psychotropic medications, planning and implementing a comprehensive treatment plan from admission to discharge.
Performing admission evaluations, discharge summaries, reconciling medication regimes and prescribing at discharge, communicating with referring care providers, writing orders, and documenting daily.
Performing managed care reviews and participating in case management, regulatory and performance improvement initiatives.
To qualify, you must have...
Minimum of 5 years of pediatric mental health experience, NP experience preferred
Master's degree in Nursing and PNP/FNP or Psychiatric CNS certification
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.