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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Saint Johnsbury, VT


Hiring Company

Northeast Kingdom Human Services

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) is a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit organization operating with the purpose of promoting a high quality, comprehensive community mental health program in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Our mission is to enrich communities and enhance the ability of individuals and families to improve their lives.  NKHS is a Designated Agency contracted with the State of Vermont to provide the highest quality services in the areas of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, children and youth with serious emotional disabilities, and adults with mental health and substance use challenges.  We serve the populations of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties through a wide variety of targeted programs for individuals of all ages. With an annual budget of $38 Million, NKHS has over 400 employees providing case management, community and home supports, residential care, psychiatry, medication management, therapy, vocational supports, school based counseling, emergency care, and respite services. These services are provided annually to 3,700 clients, helping them overcome challenges and achieve health in mind, body, and spirit.  If you are caring, dedicated and passionate about helping to improve the lives of others every day, we want you to join our NKHS team!

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

  • In collaboration with the Staff Psychiatrist, this position will perform psychiatric nursing assessments.
  • Accurately diagnose acute and chronic psychiatric and mental health issues and develop treatment plans based on practice guidelines and evidence based standards of care.
  • Prescribe necessary medications based on clinical indicators including diagnosis, lab tests and patient status, ensuring patient safety through appropriate prescription management.
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the treatment team and community agencies in order to coordinate and provide integrated treatment services to consumers.
  • Assist patient and family in understanding diagnosis, treatment, medication and in securing appropriate treatment environment to ensure safety.
  • Provide individual, couple or family psychotherapy.
  • Assist with clinical supervision and professional development of staff.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Must be board certified in psychiatric mental health
  • Vermont certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner-preference for certification in both adult and child/adolescent areas
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a Suboxone waiver
  • Two or more years of experience in provision of public or private mental/behavioral health clinical services.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of medical records standards, regulations and diagnosis codes and must comply with all state, federal, division and agency requirements as related to medical records and documentation

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment in a dynamic and growing community health organization
  • Full time-40 hour work week
  • Health insurance (vision and prescription coverage included), dental insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, long-term care and AFLAC supplemental insurance plans available
  • 125 Flex Plan-medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Generous paid time off, including 12 paid holidays
  • Employee wellness program

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