Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric/Mental Health
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The Per Diem Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for:
• Providing individualized care to the emergency department’s long-stay patient population, which is mostly comprised of patients boarding for definitive psychiatric care. Daily responsibilities will include:
• Providing individualized care for up to 12 patients per day
• Performing a physical examination and addressing urgent medical needs
• Attending morning rounds with the ED Psychiatry team and the charge nurse to review the plan for each patient
• Supporting the nursing staff and the Behavioral Response Team in treating ED patients with acute agitation and unsafe behaviors using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological de-escalation techniques
• Depending on shift type and departmental needs, other responsibilities may include:
• Providing emergency care to infants, children and young adults in a fast-paced, Level 1 Trauma Center with trauma-related, surgical and medical illnesses of various acuity and complexity.
• Collaborating with a supervising physician to conduct patient assessments and physical examinations, and to diagnose and treat health problems.
• Reviewing and addressing abnormal test results that come to the ED results pool
• ED NP per diem requirements:
• The per diem NP will be required to work 18 hours per month
• Two weekend shifts per month are required
• Holiday requirements:
• Summer: One shift on the eve or day of either July 4th or Labor Day
• Winter: One shift on the eve or day of either Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s
To qualify, you must have:
• A Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN)
• PNP/FNP license
• Pediatric acute care experience preferred.
• At least one year of RN/NP experience in an acute care setting preferred.
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 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.