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Company: Harvard University Health Services - Cambridge, MA
Posting Date: 07/29/2019
Specialty: Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist is a member of the Behavioral Health (BH) team of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) and provides clinical management of the adult population through collaborative relationships with the psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, other primary care clinicians, and the University community. We value team-based care, both within the Behavioral Health team, as well as with the primary care physicians who are all within HUHS.

The scope of the role includes evaluation of patient care needs, participation in treatment plan development, implementation of the plan through the selection of service options, and evaluation of the plan through established outcome measures. Patient care is administered through practice guidelines, which include prescriptive guidelines as developed jointly with the psychiatrists, chiefs of service, Mental Health and Nursing and as approved by the Clinical Executive Committee. Service options based on individual needs include group, brief individual, cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation for professional and lay persons, and psychopharmacology. In addition, there will be a case management component to the position, involving developing relationships with therapists in the community to enhance patient referrals. Specific services provided include all the aforementioned and are determined by patient need and department policy.

In accordance with both department objectives and the mission of HUHS, the Psychiatric Nurse Specialist will provide patient care during business hours, communication pre- and post-hospitalizations, the maintenance of standards of care for in-house and community referrals, the participation of peer review, and education quality improvement activities are included.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree with board certification in psychiatric mental health nursing with current APRN license in the state of Massachusetts. Minimum of 4 years' experience. State and federal DEA certificate.

Additional Qualifications: Experience in a psychiatric out-patient managed care model with experience in urgent care and crisis intervention, short-term focal, cognitive, behavioral and group therapies; and community outreach and consultation. Demonstrated work experience in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults, particularly in a diverse academic setting. Experience in working as part of a team in treating eating disorders. Fluency in a foreign language (Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish) preferred.

To Apply: You must apply on-line to be considered for this position,
Company: Kaiser Permanente - Sacramento, California
Posting Date: 07/30/2019
Specialty: Adult Critical Care
The Front Line of Patient Care
Our nurse professionals embody what it means to provide the best patient interactions possible. They also advance the art and science of nursing in a patient-centered, healing environment.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Critical Care
Sacramento, California

In this role, you will provide in-depth clinical expertise in the Critical Care department. You will develop and ensure quality standards for nursing practice for a specific patient population. In addition, you will provide advanced clinical practice education, consultation, research, and administration.

Qualifications include:
• At least three years of experience in critical care
• A bachelor’s degree
• A master’s degree in a clinical field of nursing or a clinical field related to nursing including but not limited to psychology, public health, social work, education, health sciences, behavioral sciences, nutrition, and bioethics from a nationally accredited master’s/post master’s nursing academic program
• Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification by the California Board of Registered Nursing by date of hire
• A current California RN license
• A current BLS certification
• A National Provider Identifier (NPI) or the ability to obtain one prior to employment start date
• Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred
• ACLS or PALS certification preferred
• The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 780797.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.


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