Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital. CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy. CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital. CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health. When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Our Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) provides medical assessments of patients by participating in the clinical medical management of patients and working closely with the physicians and medical staff. Is responsible to assess and treat psychiatric emergencies per orders of a Psychiatrist. At times, the off-shift ARNP will function in an administrative supervisory capacity over nursing. Our ARNP works under the supervision of physician and in accordance with their protocol.
- Graduation from an accredited nurse practitioner program.
- Two (2) years’ experience as an ARNP preferred.
- Competence necessary in the following areas: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care and psychiatric nursing care.
- Able to work without direct immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis and provide appropriate follow up treatment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility, in addition to a variety of outside customers with varying interests.
- Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Provides comprehensive assessment, plan development, implementation of plan of care and evaluation of effectiveness of interventions with revisions as necessary. Performs admission and annual physicals.
- Initiate, monitors, alters medications and treatments according to approved protocols. Demonstrates thorough understanding of all requirements and practice standards relating to the prescription, administration of medications including compliance with DCF95-6; Facility policy and procedures, documentation, requirements, medication education.
- Provides evaluation of physical and behavioral health primary care physical assessments. Identify and evaluate illnesses. Compiles and evaluates medical histories and physical finding. Performs gynecological examinations. Initiates diagnostic laboratory test and interprets and evaluates laboratory results. Intervenes in patients medical emergencies.
- Monitors medication and initiates appropriate therapies for certain conditions and changes medications according to variations in a patient’s response within established protocols.
- Observes and differentiates between signs and symptoms associated with normal human physiology and those indicative of pathological changes.
- The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.